By Laura Kemp • 20 October 2021 • 15:24
Mijas covered in pink ribbons to commemorate world cancer day
On World Breast Cancer day yesterday, October 19, Mijas supported the cause that increasingly affects more people in the world by covering the town with pink ribbons.
Mayor of Mijas, Josele Gonzalez, along with other members of the municipal corporation, visited the information table that the Association Against Breast Cancer (AECC) installed in the Las Lagunas Health Centre.
“As every year, the Spanish Association Against Cancer takes to the streets to inform and remember how early diagnosis continues to be essential to overcome a disease that affects so many women, many of them from Mijas,” highlights Gonzalez.
He said that Mijas Council “this year will contribute 15,000 euros to the Spanish Association Against Cancer so that they can continue to provide important actions such as their therapies, workshops or psychological support for patients and families.”
The Councilor for Social Services, Hipolito Zapico, recalled that it is a “grant that is made regularly from the Department of Social Services and is intended for an association that serves as a reference, in addition to the medical service, for a disease that can affect everyone, be they young, old and even children.”
‘With you I give my face’ is the slogan chosen this year by the Association Against Cancer to continue giving visibility to a disease that in 2020 surpassed lung cancer as the most common in the world.
Research and early detection continue to be key in the advancement of this pathology.
“This year we want to emphasise that people with breast cancer are very vulnerable both socially and economically. They stop working and the treatments are very long. Much progress has been made in breast cancer research but we must continue,” says Paula Casas, president of the Fuengirola and Mijas Association Against Cancer.
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