Cancer.vive

Cancer Survivors Caring | Creating Awareness | Celebrating Life

Awareness and education

Our annual motorcycle ride has travelled 13 500 km’s through 9 provinces in 5 years, creating education and awareness in all the communities, universities, schools etc. along the way. Educated 150 000 people face-to-face in 7 languages to spread our important message and generated more than R160 million in publicity.

Towns visited on our journey

Our current education and awareness campaigns are aimed specifically at the so-called ‘shy’ cancers (Breast, Testicular, Colorectal, Cervical, Prostate). Many cancers remain undetected in communities because of fear, stigmas, cultural taboos and lack of knowledge. This makes it difficult for people to talk about, to check their bodies and to find the earliest signs of cancer.

Many of our survivors have lived through the same kinds of cancer. We take the message of early detection to communities, who hear survival stories from people who share the same cultural, economic and social backgrounds. This makes it easier for people across South Africa to feel more comfortable with looking for signs of, and talking about cancer. By removing the stigmas and taboos, we can help people win the battle against the disease. People can survive cancer.