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SPAR South Africa supports cancer awareness project

August 20, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Health, Responsible retailing

In South Africa, 9 August is Women's Day and the month of August is National Women's month. For the fifth year in a row, SPAR South Africa is using the proceeds from its Women’s Day badges to support Cancervive’s annual motorcycle ride to spread cancer awareness.

Cancervive is an awareness and education project founded by cancer survivors, who spread their message of hope and encouragement throughout South Africa. Cancervive works in cities and remote communities to offer education, information and support. After all, many cancers can be cured if they are discovered early enough.

Since 2011, SPAR South Africa has supported Cancervive’s flagship event, an annual 10-day motorcycle ride across South Africa, where more than 60 cancer survivors, supporters, crew and media embark on a mission to spread awareness, educate, and deliver the message of hope and encouragement to communities along the way. The visited communities are left with the tools to identify the warning signs of cancer, and to better understand and care for cancer patients in their midst.

SPAR South Africa is a committed supporter of Cancervive work and all the women of South Africa who make a difference every day.

Source: SPAR South Africa


About SPAR South Africa

SPAR South Africa was established in 1963 and operates four retail formats: SPAR, SPAR Express (operated in conjunction with Shell as a petrol forecourt store), KWIKSPAR (which focuses on convenience in city centres and high footfall locations) and SUPERSPAR (similar to the European EUROSPAR Supermarket in offer and size).

South Africa was the first country outside of Europe to join the SPAR organisation and continues to grow; granting licences to independent retailers to operate stores under one of the four formats, with almost all of the current store portfolio being independently owned.