Icon Oncology proud co-sponsor for 5KM race in aid of cancer NGOs

The Lace Up for Cancer race is back this year, taking place at the Cape Town Stadium on 3 February, in partnership with the Cape Town 10s.

The popular race, which annually takes place around World Cancer Day, is sponsored by Icon Oncology and Life Healthcare, and supported by the 10s. For each R5 on the ticket price, R4 goes to the Cancer Alliance and the Association of Palliative Care Centres (APCC).

This is the first year Icon Oncology will be on board. “We are excited to support APCC and Cancer Alliance, who are both strategic partners and support our purpose to give cancer patients the opportunity to live healthier lives. We invite everyone in Cape Town to help us to create a ‘sea of orange’ in support of World Cancer Day,” says Dr Ernst Marais, COO of Icon Oncology.

‘The 10s are not only loaning us their infrastructure but also allowing ticket buyers for Lace Up for Cancer to participate in the 10s event,’ says Leigh Meinert, advocacy and operations manager of the APCC.

The event caters to all ages, featuring six sports and three music stages, ensuring there’s something enjoyable for the whole family.

‘This gives so much added value to participants, as they can listen to the live music, get food from the stalls and join in the festivities. In the past year, our members cared for almost 20,000 people with cancer, with a focus on enabling the best possible quality of life and supporting loved ones.’

‘APCC is a member of the Cancer Alliance and in collaboration with other members contributes to a nationwide network of palliative care, so the Lace Up for Cancer partnership is a logical one for us. With the 10s now enabling us to also offer participants all the additions of their event, our message of celebrating cancer survivors, remembering those that have gone, and supporting organisations that focus on cancer support, is taken to an even higher “live-life” level,’ added Leigh.


The Lace Up for Cancer 5km run will take place on Saturday, 3 February 2024. The event forms part of the Cape Town 10s event which sees a celebration of sporting events and festival activities held at Cape Town Stadium.


  • Date: Thursday, 1 February at 4pm to (race day) 3 February 2023
  • Location: Cape Town Stadium
  • Cost: From R100
  • Booking: quicket.co.za