Ari’s Cancer Foundation, established in 2012, is run by 12 voluntary committee members and inspired by the life of a vibrant young lady, Ariana, who live by those three words and lost her battle to cancer at the age of 24.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Ari’s Cancer Foundation is to create cancer awareness amongst the Adolescent & Young Adults (AYA) Group and to provide assistance & support  primarily to the AYA group and their families.

OUR VISION

‘A world in which young people affected by cancer are supported to live their lives fully’

OUR INSPIRATION

ARIANA “ARI” JANSEN – Ari to all was a “normal” young lady who had a bubbly personality and loved life. She really lived every moment to the max. In 2008, at the age of 22, Ari was sadly diagnosed with a brain tumour.

By 2010 the tumour had turned cancerous. From one day to the next, her life, and our lives, were turned upside down and we were fighting to save her life. She passed away after a courageous battle on 1 May 2011. Her fighting spirit and positive attitude throughout this ordeal made an impact on all that knew her, and even today, many say how much of an inspiration Ariana was to them.

When Ari took ill we were very fortunate and blessed by our family and friends who supported us through this difficult time. Whilst they could not take our pain away, they supported us in very practical ways. We have become aware that there are many people who often have to face this challenge on their own, not only dealing with the emotional trauma but the financial burden of treatment too. We dreamed of starting a small charitable foundation that would be a legacy to Ari. A foundation that would raise funds for patients that desperately need support, to make a difference in their lives. So, in 2012, the Ari’s Cancer Foundation was born.

OUR INSPIRATION

ARIANA “ARI” JANSEN – Ari to all was a “normal” young lady who had a bubbly personality and loved life. She really lived every moment to the max. In 2008, at the age of 22, Ari was sadly diagnosed with a brain tumour.

By 2010 the tumour had turned cancerous. From one day to the next, her life, and our lives, were turned upside down and we were fighting to save her life. She passed away after a courageous battle on 1 May 2011. Her fighting spirit and positive attitude throughout this ordeal made an impact on all that knew her, and even today, many say how much of an inspiration Ariana was to them.

When Ari took ill we were very fortunate and blessed by our family and friends who supported us through this difficult time. Whilst they could not take our pain away, they supported us in very practical ways. We have become aware that there are many people who often have to face this challenge on their own, not only dealing with the emotional trauma but the financial burden of treatment too. We dreamed of starting a small charitable foundation that would be a legacy to Ari. A foundation that would raise funds for patients that desperately need support, to make a difference in their lives. So, in 2012, the Ari’s Cancer Foundation was born.

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GET INVOLVED

Help Make A Difference in the lives of Adolescents & Young Adults fighting Cancer, by partnering with us on a monthly basis, giving a donation or buying one of many products we offer online.

We also host a variety of yearly fund raising and cancer awareness events for you to get involved in. Come party with us at our Christmas in July or get active as part of our Cape Town Cycle Tour or Two Oceans Running Teams.