By John Smith •
Published: 04 Feb 2024 • 15:26
José Ortiz Bernal and others spoke out against cancer
Credit: AECC Almeria Facebook
Sunday February 4 was World Day Against Cancer and the AECC Almeria (Asociacion contra el cancer en Almeria) took to the streets of the capital to show its commitment in the fight against the disease.
A large human green ribbon appeared in the Plaza de la Constitucion and supporters from various different organisations took part in the display and those taking part in different sports across the Province wore green armbands to highlight the constant need to fight the insidious disease.
A special call for support was presented by cancer sufferer María Angeles Arcos followed by speeches from local politicians as well as former FC Almeria footballer José Ortiz Bernal.
The AECC issued a formal note of thanks to all those in Almeria who recognised the importance of the day, not forgetting the thousands of patients who suffer from the disease in various forms every year.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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