Your place in our hearts

Every single CANSA supporter has a special place in our hearts, no matter what their contribution may be. Some of our supporters ‘go without’ in order to give and are our unsung heroes. Whilst others have greater opportunities for generosity, and here we’d like to introduce you to a few of these people who are your partners in caring:

Leading the way

Supporters of CANSA Nicus TLC Lodge for a number of years, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon Dr Herman Kluge and Mrs Naomi Kluge were amongst the first to respond to the need for first aid travelling support kits for paediatric oncology families.

These kits were part of our year-end outreach, starting with a hundred children at Nicus Lodge in Pretoria.

But the need is ongoing, and if you’d like to join Dr and Mrs Kluge in sponsoring a first aid kit for a child in South Africa diagnosed with cancer, please contact Vera van Dalen by e-mail at:

Your kindness will go a long way. Thank you.

Honouring Basil Synodinos

Basil Synodinos

Basil is the owner of President Hyper in Fochville, Krugersdorp and Vereeniging, and has been a CANSA supporter for over 25 years.

Basil donated the building for the first fully functioning CANSA Care Centre in Fochville in 1996. And over the years he’s supported all our national projects by sponsoring venues or donating food. When the Fochville Care Centre had to be relocated, Basil built a new facility, also covering utility, security and telephone costs. Then when COVID struck with its limitations, Basil came to the rescue again, allowing us to continue cancer screening and continue with early detection programmes.

David Lucas – role model and leader volunteer

David Lucas

David is a prostate cancer survivor, and has been a dedicated CANSA supporter in Gauteng for over a decade.

A former Unit Council Chairperson for six years, David views his role as a CANSA ambassador as the opportunity to educate others about prostate cancer by sharing his personal story. His mission is to encourage men to get screened regularly.

We’re truly grateful for David’s help with media interviews and at many events and talks promoting the CANSA cause.

David’s 60th birthday was also celebrated by his family and friends making donations to help those living with cancer.