South Africa United against Cancer in partnership with City of Ekurhuleni, SAfm and Midrand based Restore Health SA hosted its inaugural “Wellness Walk Against Cancer” on Sunday, 10 November at Dries Niemandt Park, in Kempton Park.
Despite the cold weather, people walked in celebration with cancer survivors and those affected by cancer, both young and old.
After the walk, participants got involved in an aerobics class. Thereafter the founder of SAUAC, Tshepang Lutshaba welcomed everyone and shared her journey of cancer awareness. SAUAC has worked with the City of Ekurhuleni in 2018 and this collaboration was launched to encourage youth, to better understand cancer and what they need to be aware of, in order to prevent cancer.
The City of Ekurhuleni, mobile health unit provided screening services to participants on the day and other cancer associations shared in the activities whilst medical aid companies and other vendors were present from the health and wellness industry to give advice to interested participants.
Restore Health SA, partnered with SAUAC in 2018 because its core mission is to provide a cancer advocacy platform that supports cancer non-profit organisations. CEO and co-founder of Restore Health SA, Faheema Mahomed, took to the stage and shared the past 5-year journey of how her father and brother-in-law passed on from cancer and how her husband is cancer free for the past 3 years. She emphasized the importance of people managing the acidity as well as being aware of the small lifestyle choices in terms of nutrition and mental wellness.
SAUAC encourages every South African to take a stance against cancer as the number of newly diagnosed cases are escalating rapidly but cancer can be prevented through reducing alcohol and tobacco usage. Additionally, people are encouraged to understand their food sources, to read their food labels and balance the bodies acid levels. For more information, visit www.sauac.org.za