BREAST CANCER WALK: A lot to live for…

SOLIDARITY: More than 200 people took part in the walk

UNDER the slogan ‘A lot to live for’, around 200 people took part in a walk of solidarity in Mojacar to do their bit in the fight against breast cancer.

Walkers of all ages and of a number of different nationalities, many of them wearing pink, and some with their dogs in tow, started off from Mojacar village’s Plaza Nueva, ending the march at the Hotel Puntazo in Mojacar Playa. Among them were Mojacar councillors Maria Luisa Perez and Raquel Belmon, who both stressed the need to detect breast cancer as early as possible.

“It is important that we all collaborate, and especially against breast cancer which affects 27,000 women every year in Spain, and is the most common tumour in women”, commented Raquel Belmon, whose area of responsibility in the local authority is Social Services.

Organised by the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC), the local Mojacar AECC branch, and the Garrucha Volunteer Service, with the collaboration of Mojacar council, last Sunday’s walk was one of a variety of initiatives around the province in recent weeks to mark World Breast Cancer Day.

A lot to Live for 2018 was the eighth year for the event organized by the Mojacar AECC branch with the local council to raise money for the Spanish Cancer Association’s continued research and fight against cancer

The Mojacar branch, one of 65 in Almeria province, is now preparing for its next fundraising event: ‘One child, a thousand dreams’, which will be held in the Mojacar Multiple Uses Centre on December 8.