Colour me neon or all off?

02 March 2012 | Story by Newsroom

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Go glam or go home: (from left): Shieyaam Jacobs and Janine Osmon of the School of Management Studies, and Carmen Pearce of the Department of Information Systems do their bit for CANSA. Baldilocks: Jisreel Aries from CANSA gives Shaun Parsons from the College of Accounting a clean cut.

They may teach you to be frugal with your cash, but there was no holding back staff from the Faculty of Commerce as R50 notes furiously swopped hands at a shavathon hosted by the faculty with UCT Organisational Health on 2 March.

So much so that it took organisers less than one hour to reach their target of R1,500.

The Organisational Health section and commerce hosted the day as part of this year's ninth CANSA Shavathon - an annual event staged by the Cancer Association of South Africa to raise money for cancer research and education.

Getting a fashionable colour or cut was not the only thing drawing in the crowds, either - not that there was a want for funky do's. Most took part because they've been affected by cancer in some way or other. "I'm doing it in memory of my mother-in-law, who recently passed away from cancer," said Yolanda van der Rheede of the College of Accounting.

And it wasn't just staff who got into the spirit and under the shears - the entire information systems honours class joined in, too. "We're here to show that we're not just a group of geeks sitting behind computers," said student Bane Nogemane. "As IS students, we know how on-time information can change lives."

Same goes for cancer awareness and research.

You too can shave or spray this weekend at a CANSA Shavathon near you.

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