Mzansi personalities include:
- Kay Sibiya (Actor)
- Thandy Matlaila (Actress – The Queen Mzansi)
- Candice Abrahams (Former Mrs World)
- Mome Nale (Reality TV star / Fashion Designer)
- Melanie Ramjee (PR / Social Media)
- Danine Naidoo (TV Presenter / Singer)
- Lynn Forbes (Motivational Speaker)
- Lerato Sengadi (PR and Brand Ambassador)
- Lebo Motsoelie (Radio and TV)
- Olwethu Leshabane (Women Empowerment Activist)
- Liz Khan (Radio Presenter)
- Courtnall Skosan (SA Rugby)
- TT Mbha (Real Estate Guru)
- Mellissa Robert (Brand Influencer)
Breast cancer affects more South Africa women than any other type of cancer with one in 26 women directly affected annually according to the Cancer Association of South Africa. The World Health Organisation estimates that almost 50% of breast cancer cases are in developing countries which also reported 58% of deaths.
Despite this, 42% of women are confident that they would recognise the symptoms of breast cancer.
"The statistics clearly highlight a need for increased awareness and education on breast cancer, which is why we have a partnership with CANSA to reach as many communities as we can each year, and why an event like the iThemba Walkathon is so important," says Katlego Modipane, communications and public affairs officer at Avon Justine.
"It is encouraging that so many celebrities are showing support for the event. Their involvement means that we can reach many more women with information that could potentially save their lives," adds Modipane.
Many Mzansi personalities took to social media to raise awareness and confirm their attendance at the iThemba Walkathon on Sunday, 21 October. At least 30 000 participants are expected at the 2018 edition of the event.
Participants need to pre-register and can do so online at www.ithembawalkathon.co.za
, with tickets costing R145 per adult and R100 per child between the ages of two and 12. Registrations can also be made at participating Sportsman Warehouse stores around Johannesburg.
The event will have live performances, food and other stalls in addition to exhibition stands by various NGOs, including CANSA who will have a mobile unit onsite, which will be operated by qualified nurses for breast health assessments.
For more information, visit www.ithembawalkathon.co.za
. You can also follow the Avon Justice IThemba Crusade on Facebook
or on Twitter