MABS celebrates 25 years of cancer support in Spain

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MABS Cancer Support Fundación has reached a significant milestone, celebrating its 25th anniversary of supporting cancer sufferers in Spain. This voluntary organisation extends its services to people of all nationalities, ensuring they are just a phone call away for anyone in need.

From Humble Beginnings to Widespread Impact

The foundation was established in 1999 by five women with breast cancer who recognised the lack of support during and after treatment. Led by current President Jacqui Phillips MBE, these women created Marina Alta Breast Cancer Support, which later evolved into MABS Cancer Support Group to support all cancer types. Today, MABS has centres and charity shops from Valencia to Murcia, with hospitals and medical personnel regularly referring patients to their services. Their ongoing commitment continues to make a significant impact on the lives of cancer sufferers and their families in Spain.

Ongoing Commitment to Cancer Support Across Spain

MABS offers various support services, including transport to and from hospital or clinic appointments. They also provide patient companions to appointments when family or friends are unavailable and translators and interpreters for appointments. Additionally, MABS helps with home assistance, such as ironing, washing, gardening, walking the dog, or simply visiting. They loan mobility and medical equipment like hospital beds, mattresses, wheelchairs, walking frames, and other personal aids.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!