Monday, 25 July 2011

Patrick Swayze inspires Girls Night Out for CANSA

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The untimely death of Patrick Swayze has strengthened the resolve of many to continue the fight against cancer, and for Nu Metro Cinemas, this means an inspired Girls’ Night Out with the theme ‘Dirty Dancing’ in honour of Swayze’s fight against cancer.
To assist the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) in its work, Nu Metro will donate all proceeds to the association. “We salute the brave fight that Patrick fought as a cancer survivor. He reminds us all of the need to educate the public of the importance of early cancer detection and treatment, which is vital to prevent unnecessary deaths from this disease”, says Lucy Balona, CANSA’s Head of Marketing and Communication.

By taking part in the Girls’ Night Out, ladies can assist CANSA to continue to provide essential services to meet the needs of individuals and families facing one of the most difficult experiences of their lives.

According to Nu Metro Cinemas Content and Marketing Head, Mark Harris, this event will take place on Thursday 8 October and all proceeds will be donated to CANSA.

Girls' Night Out (Ladies Only) will take place at Nu Metro Bedfordview, Canal Walk, Clearwater Mall, Loch Logan, Menlyn Park, Montecasino, Mountain Mill, N1 City, The Pavilion, Riverside, The Glen, V&A Waterfront and Walmer Park at 8:00pm.

About the film

First dance. First love. The time of your life.

A romantic, sexy story set to the pulsating rock and roll song of the early '60s. An awkward yet endearing 17-year-old girl slips into womanhood during an eye-opening family vacation at a Catskill lodge in the summer of 1963. Caught up in the music and rhythm of the period, she falls in love with a charismatic working-class dance instructor who introduces her to the excitement of "dirty dancing."

Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes
Director: Emile Ardolino
Music: John Morris


CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa to save lives. Its unique integrated service has been realigned according to their science-based research findings. Knowledge gained from their research, public service and watchdog role influences CANSA’s action and effectiveness, which they know will benefit the population. CANSA has more than 330 staff, 14 000 volunteers and 51 offices nation-wide.

If you want to know more about CANSA services or would like to volunteer or support CANSA in the fight against cancer, visit email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 during office hours.

For more information, please contact Lucy Balona, Head: Marketing and Communication at CANSA or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
call 011 616 7662 or cell: 082 459 5230

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