Acer South Africa has thrown its full weight behind the Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA’s) Coast 2 Coast 4 CANSA (C2C4C) initiative as a sponsor, in line with its commitment to acting as a caring corporate citizen.
The company will be providing a range of technology solutions to be used during the initiative as well as sponsorship for the project.
C2C4C sees five adventurers, including sporting stars, travel alongside 2800km of southern African coastline on jetskis to raise awareness about cancer as well as raise funds for CANSA to use in its fight against cancer.
The pilots include Barry Lewin (SA Surfski Paddler), Jason Ribbink (SA surfer and big wave rider), Lance Klusener (SA Cricketer), Mark Addison (Marine conservationist) and Russel Symcox (former Dolphins cricketer and Expedition Leader).
The jetski crew will be accompanied by four support vehicles manned by support crew members, medical and safety personnel, a television and media production crew, media liaisons and logistics co-ordinators.
Along the way, the crew will stop at Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town to promote healthy lifestyles and early cancer detection. Their journey will begin in Ponto De Oura, Mozambique on April 20 and end at the Orange River on the West Coast border of Namibia.
Acer will be supporting this worthy initiative by supplying 14 notebooks to C2C4C expedition to be used for a range of purposes. The notebooks Acer has donated include three Extensa 5635 professional notebooks, three environmentally friendly Timeline 8571 notebooks and eight TravelMate 6493 business notebooks.
Some will be used by CANSA administrative and support staff, while others will be used by the jetski crew to provide Web updates on their journey. Three machines will be auctioned at a function to raise public awareness about cancer.
Says Graham Braum, Acer’s country manager and regional manager responsible for the Africa and Levant region: “The work that CANSA does in cancer research, cancer awareness programmes and prevention education support for cancer sufferers, and care services for cancer survivors is invaluable. In line with our commitment to giving something back to South Africa, we are proud to support CANSA and its fight against cancer in South Africa.”
Expedition Leader Russel Symcox commented, “It is an honor and a privilege to have Acer on board as our IT partner and major sponsor for our expedition. We are so grateful for their support and the sponsored Acer notebooks have proved to be invaluable to our team. They are being used by us several times a day to check weather forecasts, update our blog and website, communicate with our loved ones and also send out media statements.”
*For more information, see www.coast2coast4cansa.co.za or if you’d like to donate to Coast 2 Coast 4 CANSA, you can use the following banking details:
Cancer Association of South Africa
Acc no: 1924 238 381
Branch: 192- 405 (Eastgate)
Remember to always use C2C4C as reference