Pink Your Drink CANSA Event

A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Sasha (founder of Face Value Academy) to attend an event she was organising called Pink Your Drink in aid of CANSA.  I attended the tea party this past Sunday and was amazed at how well the event was organised.

The event consisted of information sessions ranging from breast cancer awareness from a CANSA trainer, to styling tips from a style guru, to skincare tips from a Dermalogica expert.  During these speeches, the ladies were treated to pink manicures, a special Dermalogica face mapping session, pink sparkling wine and the cutest pink-themed nibbles.  Everyone went home with a goody bag and a Cosmopolitan magazine.  Sasha spoilt me with a special voucher for a Dermalogica Core Skin Treatment, and Miemie (from Blendbox) sent me home with some of her very special products.  There was also a special grand prize which included amazing Dermalogica products!

Attending this event was such an honour for me because it was in aid of a great cause.  All proceeds collected during the event was donated to CANSA.

Here are a few tips from CANSA to reduce the risk of cancer:

♥  Know your family history of cancer

♥  Eat smart – try to avoid processed foods and include lots of fresh veggies and fruits in your diet

♥  Exercise and manage stress (these go hand in hand) – exercise is essential for building immunity and strength (I should really take this to heart as I am not a very active person)

♥  Avoid alcohol and tobacco – limit the use of alcohol (or avoid it completely) and avoid the use of tobacco products

♥  Do monthly breast examinations (7 to 10 days after your menstrual cycle)

♥  Symptom-free women should go for a mammogram at least every 3 years from age 35

♥  Go for regular Pap smears at least every 3 years from age 25

Face Value Academy aims to offer a safe environment for girls (aged from 10 to 16) to develop and grow with like-minded individuals. Through modern, fun & practical workshops, these girls will accumulate a variety of skills and values that will assist them to succeed and overcome barriers and challenges they face today (these challenges can range from being bullied at school, to dealing with a stressful home environment).  Workshops will start in 2014 – for more information about these interactive workshops, click here.  I really think these types of workshops will be so beneficial to so many girls, it kind of ties in perfectly with what I said in my Dove Real Beauty blog post here.

I had such a fantastic time and met some really lovely fellow bloggers!  I wish I had more time to speak to everyone but I didn’t get a chance, hopefully I’ll see some of you guys at the bloggers’ event in November.

Sasha, thank you so much for inviting me to this fabulous event in aid for such a wonderful cause.  Well done, it was a huge success!



  1. Lily 1 November 2013 / 04:13

    Sounds like such a lovely event, and for such a great cause!

    Anything including pink manis and pink drinks sounds like a hit to me!

    xo’s, Lily

    • Luzanne 1 November 2013 / 21:28

      LOL! I agree, anything pink gets me all excited already! 😉

  2. Zee Mohlapi 1 November 2013 / 08:33

    Sounds like it was a wonderful event, Luzanne. My family always donates to CANSA.

    That FVA for girls sounds like a good idea.

    Zee x

    • Luzanne 1 November 2013 / 21:29

      That is so great that your family donates to CANSA!

      Thanks for commenting, Zee! x

  3. Chicara 1 November 2013 / 10:39

    It was such a lovely event. I loved all the pink touches and the nail bar. It was for a good cause and I’m glad you invited me to support the event. Thanks.

    Great post. I love the photo you used. :)

    • Luzanne 1 November 2013 / 21:30

      Thanks for commenting, Chicara! :)

  4. Heather de Bruin 1 November 2013 / 12:29

    So wished I could’ve been there sounds fabulous.
    Awesome post.
    x x xHeath

    • Luzanne 1 November 2013 / 21:31

      It was truly fab, we had a great time! :)

  5. Tjoppie 2 November 2013 / 14:11

    Sounds like you had a lovely pink time! Great post about the tips and what one should do!

  6. Michelle 3 November 2013 / 16:58

    Sounds like such a fun event. What a great way to create awareness for an important cause!

    • Luzanne 4 November 2013 / 08:16

      You are right! I hope I get invited to a similar event again next year, it was loads of fun! :)

  7. Kylie 4 November 2013 / 18:56

    Hi Luzanne,

    This sounded like such a cool event! Wish I could’ve attended it! Where is the next bloggers event in November and how do you get invited to it? We are newbie bloggers from Cape Town and would love to attend various events, do you have any tips for us or who we can be in touch with?

    Absolutely love your blog!

    Kylie x
    Ping And Ting Blog

    • Luzanne 4 November 2013 / 23:22

      Hi Kylie!

      The blogger event in November is in Johannesburg. I’m not sure who usually arranges blogger events in Cape Town but here in Gauteng it’s either @Jswiegs (on Twitter) or @LadybloggersZA (on Twitter). :)

      Thank you for your sweet words! Your blog is super cute too!

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