This bandanna signifies connection.
Connection is whanaungatanga.
Whanaungatanga is a concept valued among our whakapapa - a sense of family connection. A relationship through shared experiences, working together to provide rangatahi / 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 rangatahi with others who have shared similar experiences, to equip 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.