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Charity skydive challenge for daredevil brothers


Two daredevil brothers have decided to take to the sky to raise money and awareness for Bowel Cancer UK's Never Too Young campaign. Ben (19) and Sam (22) Mattin were inspired to do a skydive challenge after a local singer who performs in their ... mother's bar lost his fiancée to bowel cancer last August. Hannah Edwards, a 37-year-old British expat, died from the disease just three weeks after being diagnosed. Following her death, Hannah's family, along with fiancée Tony Whitehouse, launched the ... Star of Hope fund and awareness campaign in her name to help raise money for Bowel Cancer UK. The campaign has been supported by local expats and entertainers, and now The Olive Tree, where the brothers work as waiters, has also got behind the campaign.



Town hall renews commitment to support local cancer charity


Rincón de la Victoria town hall last week renewed its support for the town's branch of Cudeca, the Malaga-based charity that supports people with cancer. A grant of 30,000 euros was presented during a meeting between town hall and Cudeca ... nurses, psychologists, social workers and physiotherapists to help cancer patients. Rincón's councillor for Social Welfare, Elena Aguilar, thanked Cudeca for the team's "work and courage, especially during the last year". Aguilar also attended a ... charity event organised by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) last week, to launch an awareness raising campaign about the economic problems faced by cancer patients caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.



British bar raises funds for local breast cancer charity

Jennie Rhodes

...breast cancer. She said, "The association is overwhelmed by the donation especially after such a tough year." The Chapel Bar's owner, Sharon Stevens, explained that she had raised the money through various raffles and quiz nights and "thanks to the ... generosity of the clients". Sharon decided that she wanted to raise money for Asociación Esperanza because she lost her own mother to breast cancer. The bar owner added, "This is a cause close to my heart."



'We need to support research in order to find a definitive solution for cancer'

Ángel Escalera

His experience in the business world will help Joaquín Morales Rubio, the new president of the provincial committee of the Asociación Española contra el Cáncer (AECC- Malaga), to fulfil the objectives which have been set for the next four years. One ... of these is to step up cancer research in order to find a definitive solution for the illness. The charity held one of its regular collection days earlier this week. "We need everyone to help," he says. What made you accept the position of ... analysing a series of indicators and, depending on those, I will set objectives for the short term. I want us to improve on everything that is important for the Association Against Cancer. For example, increase the number of members and volunteers; try to



Cancer group in Spain calls for smoking ban on beaches and in public places

Ángel Escalera

Tobacco smoke can damage the health of children. But, despite this, nine out of ten smokers still consume cigarettes in front of children, claims a Spanish cancer association, AECC, on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day this Monday (31 May). To ... mark the day, the AECC is calling for the reinforcement of current legislation to ban smoking in all public areas, where minors could be present. The association stresses that tobacco not only causes cancer in those who smoke, but also in those who ... in 46 per cent of school gates and 41 per cent of playgrounds. Within this is in mind, cancer group is calling for an extension to the current anti-smoking regulations to make those public spaces where the presence of minors is frequent smoke-free.



TAPAS choir members make a difference offstage

Tony Bryant

Even though members of TAPAS have not been active as a choir since the pandemic struck last year, they have been busy fundraising. During two presentations last week, the amateur choir donated 500 euros to cancer group Un Sí Por La Vida and to



Cancer patients are suffering a double pandemic: their illness and Covid-19

Ángel Escalera

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything. The arrival of the coronavirus has had an enormous impact on health and has affected not only people with the virus but also those with other illnesses, including cancer patients. They could be said to ... February was World Cancer Day and different associations spoke out, demanding on one hand that despite the pandemic, there should be no delays in carrying out diagnostic tests, and also calling for more money to be invested in cancer research in Spain. ... One of these groups, the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) is calling for there to be a major national agreement to tackle the illness. "Cancer is the same for everybody, but not everybody is equal when it comes to cancer. Work needs to be done



Spider-Man drops in on cancer children at Malaga hospital


Not even the complications of a pandemic could stop a superhero from putting a smile on the faces of young cancer patients at Malaga’s Materno Infantil hospital. For eight years Eduardo Balboa, a 31-year-old National Police officer from the city, ... said Eduardo when he was back on firm ground. “They are living a double confinement.” The event had the support of the Andrés Olivares Foundation, which works to make life easier for children suffering from cancer. And it was authorised by the



The Malaga 'dragons', rowing in one direction in the face of cancer

MARINA RIVAS / n. h. example for thousands of women affected by breast cancer. The ladies, who are competitors with Club Malaga BCS Dragon Boat, and backed by the Royal Mediterranean Club, were back on the water this week for an event which they hope will become a ... regular tradition: the BCS City of Malaga Fixed Bench Rowing Winter Regatta, which was run by the city council. Veterans from the Mediterranean Club with BCS competitors.F. SILVA BCS is short for Breast Cancer Survivor. This is a special rowing ... competing on equal terms with club veterans. They can see that by doing sport after having cancer, you can live just as well or even better than before,” said the president of the Malaga BCS Dragon Boat, Nikolaja Fiebiger. This group of women is setting



'The sea and cancer both test your strength'


Sport has always been part of María Aldama's life, but it became even more indispensable to her in 2017, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a double mastectomy. Nevertheless, the illness wasn't able to ... stop her and she is now taking part in an ambitious challenge as one of five cancer survivors who are sailing around Spain. Stop-off in Malaga The Green Dragon, sailed by the five breast cancer survivors, reached Malaga port this Monday. The women ... Having cancer is similar in a way; you don't know what you're going to find the next day. You think you can't cope with it, but then you find inner strength," said María. The sailing team in Malaga on Monday.FRANCISCO HINOJOSA It will take the five



Sunflower effect campaign pays off for Cudeca


...crowdfunding campaign in November so that it would be able to continue to provide care for cancer patients in their own homes for a further year. The Cudeca Foundation can now breathe a little more easily, because that 'Join the sunflower effect' campaign



Local community gets behind the Cudeca Sunflower Effect appeal

Tony Bryant

Benalmádena. Members of the La Cala Golf Resort presented 2,000 euros to Cudeca last week after holding a series of fundraising events to support the charity’s current Sunflower Effect appeal. The cheque was presented to Susan Hannam by Vice Capta



TAPAS fashion show raises funds for cancer support and abandoned animals

Tony Bryant

...beneficiaries were the cancer support group, Un Sí Por La Vida; and 4 Paws Adoptions, a Malaga-based association that finds homes for abandoned animals. The guests also enjoyed a special performance by the amateur theatrical group's choir. Part of the event



Hair donations bring smiles to chemotherapy patients

CLAUDIA SAN MARTÍN association of social integration workers that operates a canteen and food bank, for a campaign aimed at ensuring that no woman with any type of cancer feels deprived or alone, especially when they have lost their hair through chemotherapy and they ... the spokeswoman for the Esperanza association, said some donations have already begun to arrive and they are being sent, with great care, to the AECC Spanish Association Against Cancer, who will have them made into wigs for many of these women. The ... Marisa Gámez, who also had cancer some years ago, says she used to wear a wig so that people didn't realise she had lost her hair because, as she describes it, wearing a scarf feels like putting a label on yourself. "With a wig, you at least



Oncology patients can now receive radiotherapy in Marbella as HC expands


Work to expand the Oncology department at the HC Cancer Center by 1,050 square metres has been completed and it now boasts a radiotherapy machine, the first in Marbella and only the second in Europe. The technology incorporates a real-time tumour ... tracking system which allows for much more effective treatment of cancer as it allows for shorter treatments overall and causes less radiotoxicity and fewer side effects. Radiotherapy, together with chemotherapy and surgery, is a fundamental pillar in ... the fight against cancer and forms part of the multidisciplinary treatment of many tumours. Currently, more than 60 per cent of cancer patients will need radiotherapy at some point during their treatment. In this regard, the town's mayor, Ángeles



Children at Malaga hospital can 'drive' to operating theatre in mini fire engines


Firefighters delivered the two battery-powered vehicles to the hospital at Christmas although they could not personally give them to children because of the pandemic prevention measures. Cancer boy The initiative came about after a seven-year-old cancer ... patient at the hospital, Benjamin, left his mark on the firefighters. In October 2018, while he was playing football, Benjamin felt a severe headache and became dizzy. He was diagnosed with brain cancer that was inoperable and led to paralysis. But he