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Sharks to show their support for CANSA


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 3 Sep 2010 at 08:10
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The Sharks will be going all out to show their support for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) in September.

A number of initiatives have been organised, culminating in the Sharks facing the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup wearing a limited edition pink strip.

“Hearing the words ‘you have cancer’ for any person is tough to have to come to terms with and work through. The Sharks have committed to do all we can to support those living with cancer as well as to bring about further awareness for the Cancer Association of South Africa. In the past we have supported CANSA through their Shavathon campaign and more recently the Coast 2 Coast 4 CANSA expedition. But to be able to involve not only our supporters but our staff and players in such a personal way is both rewarding and uplifting to all of us; we all feel a part of this cause,” commented Brian van Zyl, CEO of The Sharks.

“The Sharks will undergo a complete makeover for the game with limited edition jerseys and the motto “black and pink, it really matters”. All spectators attending the game, regardless of who they are supporting, are encouraged to wear pink. CANSA celebrates women’s health in September and October but funds raised at the match will go towards all forms of cancer research and patient support,” commented Michael Ablett, Marketing Manager of The Sharks. “In addition to this The Sharks will be playing in their “modified” jerseys when they play against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on 4 September, sporting the trademark CANSA ribbon.”

The partnership with The Sharks and CANSA is not an isolated initiative; there are two other events which will cement the relationship further. The Sharks Ladies Breakfast, brought to you by Absa is coming up on 29 September at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment World which will provide a platform for CANSA to promote awareness about women’s cancers. October 9 sees the inaugural CANSA Relay For Life Rally which will take place at The Absa Stadium Durban.



71 Comments

  • I want me a pink jersey :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.09.10 08:16:50 by Jarson Reply
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  • Cant we win one somewhere, somehow :razz:

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.09.10 08:17:36 by Jarson Reply
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  • Rob any chance you can put up a pink jersey pic??

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.09.10 08:19:32 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 3) : I would if I had one :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.09.10 08:20:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • EXCELLENT STUFF!!!!!!! Our family has TWO breast cancer survivors in it.

    My Mother
    Kette’s sister.

    This is an excellent initiative.

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.09.10 08:21:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 2) :

    Hopefully there’ll be an auction of the jerseys.

    I WANT ONE!!!!!!!

    We need to find info about that?

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.09.10 08:22:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • this is really great by the sharks… everyone knows somebody who is affected by cancer… any previews of the pink “Stade Francais” jersey?? and where can we buy them?

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.09.10 08:22:55 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : i think the pink jersey will be such a hit that we maybe keep it for good… ;-)

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.09.10 08:24:26 by VanWilder Reply

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  • geez, Lambie is not the tallest oke ever hey? :smile: boy, but he can play!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.09.10 08:27:08 by VanWilder Reply

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  • Saw this on the news last night – well done Sharkies

    They HAVE TO sell the pink kit for charity…should be a big hit…

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.09.10 08:29:05 by blackshark Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 9) :

    I just want to know why so many Sharks players have their OWN pink shirts????/ :shock:

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.09.10 08:29:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Good stuff Sharks….show them what real men are like. :cool:

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.09.10 08:30:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : thought the same thing… you can see that Kockett borrowed his girlfriends top… ;-)

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.09.10 08:33:39 by VanWilder Reply

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  • i see that Ruan Pienaar was full of praise for the Sharks and the profesional setup here in his farewell article on Sport 24. He also said that he wouldnt mind to finnish up his career at the sharks as an old toppie in durbs… that a swipe at Stef?? ;-) :grin:

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.09.10 08:35:45 by VanWilder Reply

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  • Well done Russel Symcox and the Sharks. Fantastic initiative.

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.09.10 08:36:17 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : My MIL is a survivor and my cousin is busy fighting it.

    Great initiative.

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.09.10 08:37:00 by lostfish Reply
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  • Remember the Sharks played the Western Force last year I think and the Force were also wearing pink for that game. I think the Sharks beat the boys in pink that day.

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.09.10 08:37:52 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Cancer took my dad’s mom when he was only 14. Not to mention countless other members of my extended family. It’s awful and we need to find a way to fix it for good.

    Well done, Sharks!

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.09.10 08:39:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • This is such a great initiative! Well done SHARKS! I am sporting my pink ribbon made of beats on my handbag and me, Me2, Mad, Ness and Janine will be attending the Sharks Ladies Breakfast too!!

    I SO want one of these jerseys! If they sell it to supporters for a fundraiser, they will make plenty of bucs, I am SURE!

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.09.10 08:39:37 by Ice Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 10) : bro… you are too scarce :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.09.10 08:39:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 19) : I’m asking the Sharks if they’re planning on selling them.

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.09.10 08:41:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 10) : Where have been Blackshark?? Long time no see!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.09.10 08:44:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 17) : yip, i remember them wearing it quite a few times… seems like the “new” colour of rugby. Stade, Force and the sharks. ;-)

    speaking of colours, another colour you dont seem to find in rugby jerseys are grey. Our first team jerseys at school was grey with dark blue shorts. actually a nice kit! i remember the sharks had a few spots of grey in their jerseys a few seasons back… seems that there is no space for grey “areas” in rugby.

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.09.10 08:45:16 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 23) : I have one of those grey 2007 Sharks Super14 jersys and they are actually butt ugly.

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.09.10 08:46:52 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : Those shirts were all white once, but these guys probably do their own washing :grin:

    On a serious note, though, well done to the Sharks for joining CANSA in this initiative. My father also died from cancer, so like the others who know how it affects a family, I salute the boys for their involvement.

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.09.10 08:49:37 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 24) : :lol: jip, like the stormers first franchise jersey. i think they had all the colours of the rainbow on there.

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.09.10 08:53:09 by VanWilder Reply

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  • Cool initiative! I hope they raise lost of money…I’ll buy one of those jersey’s

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.09.10 08:56:23 by Letgo Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 25) : yip, i lost my mother due to complecation of the treatment of her cancer. Have got 6 family members that survived it. Cancer affects everyone in the family.

    this is just one of the many reasons why we love the sharks!!

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.09.10 08:58:33 by VanWilder Reply

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  • Because this is a great initiative, I ajm going to hold my tongue, and not make any comment about men who wear pink. Well done sharks, hope you manage to raise an awesome amount for CANSA. A cause close to my heart, I generally grow my hair for two years, and shave it off on shavathon day, about six months to go, and it is almost to my shoulders. Bear this in mind, people, I will be begging for sponsorships come next March!

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.09.10 08:58:47 by Greg Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Great!@Pokkel (Comment 22) : he is hooked on Tweets! :wink:

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.09.10 08:59:39 by Ice Reply
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  • So, we’ll see the jerseys this weekend, nice!

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.09.10 09:10:11 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 31) : I don’t think so.
    “In addition to this The Sharks will be playing in their “modified” jerseys when they play against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on 4 September, sporting the trademark CANSA ribbon.”

    Just the ribbon it sounds like.

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.09.10 09:14:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 32) : ah, so the white stripe will be pinkified, I get it now

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.09.10 09:19:15 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    PLEASE keep us informed on that!!!!!!

    i have the go ahead to bid for one.

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.09.10 09:24:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 19) : I want one of the jerseys. They should sell them to raise money.

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.09.10 09:24:53 by lostfish Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 33) :

    I think that will be a VERY understated jersey. I’d prefer a PINK Jersey with a white stripe.

    Or even better a Jersey similar to the white S14 jersey but just in pink.

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.09.10 09:27:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : we will have to wait til tomorrow I guess, can you imagine the bulls supporters faces if the jerseys are fully pink?

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.09.10 09:30:19 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 33) : Maybe just a ribbon attached somewhere??

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.09.10 09:30:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 38) : that would be a cop out, especially after all this fuss

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.09.10 09:33:45 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 39) : tomorrows jersey will only be sporting a pink ribbon (did you read the article ? :roll: ) the one against the cheetahs will be black and pink! :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.09.10 09:45:32 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 40) : black and pink is an awesome combo, I want one!

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.09.10 09:51:19 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 41) : Me too!!!! I think I should ask Lambie for one – he seems to be one of the smaller okes or perhaps McLeod!

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.09.10 09:54:49 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 40) : I did, I still can’t form a picture in my mind of what it will look like, :oops:

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.09.10 09:56:33 by war1 Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 42) : where is Robdylan when you need him for his stalking tactics?? :lol:

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.09.10 09:57:27 by Ice Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 43) : okay – let me try and help you. You know what the pink BC ribbon looks like, ja? So perhaps picture a huge one of those on the front side of the current black and white jersey (not an actual ribbon but a flat “sticker” or perhaps one on the sleeve of the jersey. Does that help with a mental picture? :wink:

  • Comment 45, posted at 03.09.10 10:03:16 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 45) : yes, sorry, im tired this morning

  • Comment 46, posted at 03.09.10 10:08:59 by war1 Reply
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  • @ war1 _- I am mailing u a picture now!

  • Comment 47, posted at 03.09.10 10:10:57 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 47) : thanks, this is such a good initiative and at a time when the Sharks are doing pretty well makes it probably more effective for the cause

  • Comment 48, posted at 03.09.10 10:18:16 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) :

    Okay just to clarify uncase i was misunderstood.

    i think tomorrow will just see a small cancer ribbon (not the white stripe) on the chest of the jersey.

    Then for the main game against the Cheetahs, i’d LIKE to see a Pink jersey with a white stripe of an entirely unique jersey in pink.

  • Comment 49, posted at 03.09.10 10:37:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • oh no my new avatar isn’t showing

  • Comment 50, posted at 03.09.10 10:39:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 50) :

    i’ll approve it in a sec

  • Comment 51, posted at 03.09.10 10:41:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 50) :

    It is already approved.

    Do a “Ctrl F5″ to refresh

  • Comment 52, posted at 03.09.10 10:42:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 51) : Yay – showing my “pink” support.

    Thanks.

  • Comment 53, posted at 03.09.10 10:43:27 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 53) :

    Looking Good.

  • Comment 54, posted at 03.09.10 10:48:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Following in lostfish’s wake and made mine pink as well.

    Oops, avatar not showing. Can you please fix it KSA?

  • Comment 55, posted at 03.09.10 10:58:12 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Because I still can’t post comments from my phone – I normally just read the articles and comments and then talk to myself :-( :sad:

    @Pokkel (Comment 22) :

  • Comment 56, posted at 03.09.10 11:33:01 by blackshark Reply

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  • Blackshark, the blackberry? Can you email me about exactlyt what the problem is?

  • Comment 57, posted at 03.09.10 11:37:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 55) :

    it’s showing pink on my side. Cool!!!!!!

  • Comment 58, posted at 03.09.10 11:39:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • My pic too please! :grin:

  • Comment 59, posted at 03.09.10 11:45:22 by Ice Reply
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  • awesome news this is. glad to see our boys showing their support fot all the people out there who need it. this should put a smile on there faces.

    if the jerseys go on auction, i would deffo bid to get one!!

    someone needs to tell the sound engineer at the shark tank to put aerosmith’s “pink” on continueous play on the day of the game!

    go sharks go

  • Comment 60, posted at 03.09.10 11:45:50 by richzed Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 53) :

    And the Arm bands?? ;-)

  • Comment 61, posted at 03.09.10 11:46:08 by Ice Reply
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  • I just know C`s gonna want one of those pink jerseys. Everytime she sees the Force she wants to know what happened to their pink outfits! :shock:

  • Comment 62, posted at 03.09.10 11:58:39 by Original Log Leader Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 61) : I was rushing, didn’t have more time to play on photoshop.

  • Comment 63, posted at 03.09.10 13:25:38 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 63) : darnit, I changed it and now it needs to get reapproved…

  • Comment 64, posted at 03.09.10 13:40:13 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 64) :

    Ahh – that looks AWSsome!

  • Comment 65, posted at 03.09.10 14:01:32 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 65) : I was thinking of doing the shorts pink but that just screamed STADE FRANCAIS.

  • Comment 66, posted at 03.09.10 14:26:54 by lostfish Reply
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  • How about my new avatar.. I think it looks okay?

  • Comment 67, posted at 03.09.10 14:45:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 67) :

    Cool! LOL

  • Comment 68, posted at 03.09.10 14:54:45 by Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) : Thanks :grin:

  • Comment 69, posted at 03.09.10 14:58:55 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 67) : nice

  • Comment 70, posted at 03.09.10 15:20:26 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 67) : wait till mines approved the s14 reebok way!!!!

  • Comment 71, posted at 03.09.10 18:51:23 by ruggabugga Reply

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