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Tuks CANSA Shavathon 2009 a huge success

By Mia Badenhorst

Posted on 07 March 2009

A brave supporter of the Tuks CANSA Shavathon
A brave supporter of the Tuks CANSA Shavathon

To shave or not to shave? That was the question on everyone’s lips at the Tuks CANSA Shavathon 2009 which was held in the Piazza on Thursday March 5.

For the brave ones, it was simple: no more bad hair days! For the rest, there was a fun alternative: pink, purple, green, gold and silver hair spray!

Students from TuksRag and StudentSport as well as the Day Houses, Faculty Houses and the SRC were on hand to shave or spray. Many residences came in groups to support each other. TuksFM drew the crowds while Perdeby covered this hair-raising story.

More than 300 staff and students shaved or sprayed their hair to show solidarity with loved ones who have cancer. Some girls even donated their lovely ponytails to CANSA’s wig project. Close to R17 000 was raised.

The organisers of the event, Mia Badenhorst and Anneke Bothma, would like to thank all the volunteers and participants who contributed to this great success. It would not have been possible without the financial support from the Dean of Students and the Vodacom Foundation.

Boekenhout men's residence organised their own Shavathon (or 'Sprayathon') rather.  More than 120 Boekenhout guys sprayed their hair blue to support this worthy cause.  Click here to view the article on their event.

Isn't this a wonderful illustration of Random Acts of Kindness?  Yeah Tuks!  Visit the RAK-blog if you would like to comment on this event or share your own kindness story.


In turning back now!
                  Staff from the Department of Residence Affairs and Accommodation rocked up to support this worthy cause

Click here to view the full gallery of this hair-raising event.

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