Cancer Support Group Mallorca welcomes new president at celebratory event

Cancer Support Group Mallorca has welcomed a new president at a celebratory event. Image: CSG Mallorca

The Cancer Support Group event, attended by the representatives of several other groups, paid tribute to Krista’s legacy and welcomed Bronwen, the new president.

On June 17, the Cancer Support Group (CSG) held an event at the Olive Tree in Palmanova, Mallorca, to thank everyone for all the support they have received over the years and to introduce them to the new president, Bronwen, and the rest of the team. The group was founded in 2011 by Krista Hyer, who passed away in January this year. The loss of Krista has left a big gap, but Cancer Support Mallorca is determined to make sure her legacy continues.

The CSG was established in the Balearic Islands to help both men and women in the expatriate community who have been diagnosed with cancer. The CSG wants to make sure that nobody has to face cancer alone and to minimise the emotional effects that it can have on families. They provide free translators to accompany patients to medical appointments, free counselling and practical support.

The attendees were welcomed at the door by Rebeca and Emma and went on to enjoy an evening of music and food. The new president, Bronwen, was given €3,000 in donations for the CSG, and Izzy was named European Citizen of the Year for all her collaboration.

Representatives of various other associations attended the event, including Linda Breevaart, the founder of Un Lazo en Movimiento, an organisation that fights against breast cancer, and Gwendolyn Barceló-Coblijn, from the Area of Oncology and Haematology of the Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands (IdISBa).

IdISBa is the result of the collaboration between the different organisms and centres of biomedical and healthcare activity in the Balearic Islands. The Area of Oncology and Haematology is seeking to strengthen links with patient associations such as the CSG, as well as other entities that may be interested in disseminating research among the general population. More information (in English) can be found at http://www.idisba.es/en/.

The Cancer Support Group also has opportunities for volunteers in many different areas. Those interested should visit https://www.cancersupportmallorca.com/.


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