Spanish Cancer Association puts helpline number on water cartons for patients

 22.000 water cartons will be distributed.
22.000 water cartons will be distributed. / SUR
  • The initiative, introduced by the Spanish Cancer Association, hopes to make the Infocancer phone line easily accessible to cancer patients and their families

One of the aims of the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC) is to make the services it offers available to patients and their families at any time of day, any day of the year. With this in mind, the Malaga headquarters of the association has reached an agreement with Ly Company Malaga. The Spanish Cancer Association will put their 24-hour cancer care line on the Ly Company's cardboard water containers.

The cardboard water container has already been distributed in the Costa del Sol Hospital, and over the next few days the same will be done throughout Malaga province hospitals. The association explains that it is thanks to the selfless collaboration of the Ly Company that it is possible to share this important campaign.

The phone line works as an 'on-line' consultation service, available at any time of the day, throughout the year. People can ask questions, and be given information, support and advice by the team of volunteers and professionals at AECC Malaga.

"The first thing that many people do when they arrive at the hospital is buy a bottle of water. Our volunteers distribute the water for free so that patients have our contact number and can get in touch any time." explained a spokesperson for the Spanish Cancer Association. The manager of the association in the Malaga province, Pedro González, explained that both Ly Company and Tetra Pak have provided the water and the cartons free of charge.