World Cancer Day is an international day acknowledged annually on the 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage it's prevention, detection and treatment in a positive way. 

In South Africa, The Cancer Association of South Africa is running their 2018 World Cancer Day campaign using the slogan “We can. I can. Make a difference.” Their aim is to inspire healthy cities and communities to fight cancer.

“We recognise the vital role that schools, libraries, health clinics, service groups, sports clubs and education professionals play in promoting and educating the next generation about their health and well-being. … (and) invite communities across the world on 4 February to support the forward progress in the fight against cancer,” says Elize Joubert, CANSA’s CEO.

Skin Cancer Awareness

South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia. According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) skin cancer is the most common of all cancers.

In order to be protected from the sun's harmful rays it is advisable to wear sun protective clothing, use a high SPF factor sunscreen, wear a high UPF rated hat, seek shade and wear UV sunglasses.

Cansa's Top Sunsmart Tips

CANSA Approved Emthunzini Hats

We offer a wide range of stylish and fashionable hats for men, women and children. Our UPF50+ sunhats are designed and tested in Australia and offer excellent sun protection. UPF50+ is the highest rating assigned to a product.

Our UPF50+ sun hats have been awarded the South African CANSA Seal of Recognition (CSOR) which means that our sun hats pass their stringent sun protection requirements offering the assurance of protection against the harmful effects of the sun.

Look out for the CANSA UPF 50+ swing tag & SunSmart Choice logo when shopping for our sun hats.

You know you will have made the right choice when buying an Emthunzini CANSA  Approved sun hat.

Be SunSmart! Its a sunny life, wear your hat!

#WorldCancerDay #WeCanICan

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  • Posted On March 01, 2018 by Bronwen

    Always good to be reminded of how important it is to keep protected from the sun.

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