This bandanna signifies connection.
Connection is whanaungatanga.
Whanaungatanga, concept valued among our whakapapa, is a sense of family connection. A relationship through shared experiences, working together providing young people with a sense of belonging. It develops as a result of rights and obligations, which also serve to strengthen each member of the whānau.
CanTeen provides whanaungatanga, by connecting young people with other young people just like them and equips them with the skills they need to face the challenges that cancer brings. This bandanna signifies the importance of friendship, staying connected and embracing whanaungatanga.