The association of relatives and cancer patients of Torrevieja (AFECÁNCER) has commemorated World Day Against Breast Cancer by reading a manifesto and displaying a panel with messages of solidarity in support of the many women, and some men, who have overcome or are surpassing this disease.Click to view slideshow.
The rally, held in the Plaza de la Constitución, had municipal support and assistance from the mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, the councillor for Social Welfare, Fabiana Ibarra, and the councillor for Hospitality and Commerce, Manuela Osuna.
The mayor thanked family members, volunteers and all those who “care that people suffering from the disease feel supported” and acknowledging that “Science and medicine are doing everything possible to alleviate and eradicate the disease, meanwhile, we have to make an effort to be more supportive of the women who suffer so that they feel accompanied and loved in their struggle,” he added .
Manuela Osuna, who was operated on for breast cancer a few years ago, wanted to give encouragement to women suffering from this disease. “Life goes on. Do not be afraid, there are many associations that help us, protect us and encourage us to move forward. If I could overcome it, you can too,” said the councillor.
A manifesto has been presented to support patients suffering from affliction. “In this fight you are not alone. The cancer can be overcome. Fighting against cancer has taught us that any embrace can be much more powerful than any drug against depression “, was read in the square.
In addition, there was an information table with support services on offer: information, wigs and breast prosthesis bank, financial aid for patients at risk of exclusion, home and respite support, group therapy, psychological support for patients and family, among other things.
The Plaza de la Constitución has also had a panel, run by the hospital Chiron, in which messages of support have been placed – dedicated to the sick – as “Force and a lot of energy” or “You are not alone. Count on us”.