Cancer Survivors Caring | Creating Awareness | Celebrating Life

Annual Motorcycle Ride

The 8th annual Cancervive Awareness Rally takes place from the 1st – 9th of September.

The Cancervive flagship event is an annual 9 day motorcycle awareness ride across the country. In 2018, more than 60 survivors, supporters, crew and media will embark on a journey that aims to deliver a message of hope and encouragement to communities in the provinces of Western and Eastern cape.

This survivor-driven project utilises performing arts, music, poetry, dance and storytelling to celebrate victory over the disease. Statistics show more people die of cancer than of HIV Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined, and therefore the focus of the ride is to care, support and create awareness. Through education on the various "shy" cancers, and the development of support structures, the visited communities are left better equipped to identify warning signs and care for cancer patients in their midst.

The Cancervive ride is not only for people who have, or are survivors of cancer, but also aimed at their support network of family and friends whose lives have been touched by cancer as well. We educate, create awareness, identify and put people in touch with our support network and member projects under the People Living with Cancer umbrella.

Our primary campaign focus is to spread awareness of the so-called shy cancers; those that people find it difficult to talk about. These cancers often go undetected due to fears of stigma and discrimination, cultural taboos and lack of knowledge. We aim to help break down some of those taboos by telling stories of survivors through music, dance and drama.

To date we have entertained, engaged and most importantly educated more than 260 000 South Africans face-to-face, in 7 languages, covering more than 18 700 km’s across all 9 provinces of SA! We have also reached millions more via various media channels (TV, Radio, Online, and Print) and generated over R260 million in publicity. Support the Cancervive ride and help us spread this crucial message in your community.

How you can help:

  • Pledge a donation to the cause: Support the Riders
  • Follow the riders on their route & send your encouragement to them and others living with cancer, using the hastage #cancervive
  • Twitter - @cancervive_Ride
  • Facebook - #Cancervive
  • Instagram - @Cancervive_Ride
  • Connect with PLWC (People Living With Cancer): or through their toll-free number 0800 033 337

2018 Route

2018 Route coming soon.