Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Charity Tuesday: Asociacion Espanola Contra El Cancer

Hello Everyone,

As we all know, spotlighting charities and worthwhile causes is important to SR.

As a group, Elli, Coco, Sere and I are also dedicated to promoting these endeavors. Therefore, we are happy to post a weekly series in order to take a more in-depth look at the various charitable organizations highlighted by SR. You can find a complete list of these charities on our blog by clicking on the "About the Charities" header.

Today's spotlight focuses on a charity based in Spain. We send sincere thanks to Ana of GIFansSpain for writing about it for us.

We hope you will find the information in these posts informative and educational. If you have a particular cause that is close to your heart or you have personal experiences with any of the charities we spotlight, please feel free to contact us about it.

Take Care,



The AECC integrated within it patients, families, volunteers and professionals working together to prevent, raise awareness, accompany people, and fund cancer research projects that will better enable  diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

It was launched on March 5, 1953 for the purpose of fighting cancer in all forms known or discovered in the future.


Our mission is to fight against cancer leading the Spanish society effort to reduce the impact caused by this disease and improve the lives of people

Inform and educate: educate society in all possible measures and mechanisms to prevent disease.
To support and accompany: to be close to patients and their families, offering encouragement and support to reduce their suffering.
Promote research: promoting excellent cancer research, bridging the gap between society and the scientific community.

Sometimes helping the person with cancer is not enough. The AECC transfers the voice of society to public authorities to develop appropriate policies for prevention and control of cancer.


In this section you will find information about cancer. The word cancer is a broad term that encompasses more than 200 kinds of diseases.

Children and Young Adult Cancer
Information, stories, games and activities for children and youth to help them feel better and understand what is happening. Parents and professionals also offer information and practical strategies.

Coping with illness
Undoubtedly facing a cancer diagnosis is a difficult situation, but there are many things you can do. If you are ill or have a person familiar with the disease you are interested to know the guidelines to feel better.

The scientific and technological advances in recent years have provided new insights into the emergence, development and growth of cancer.

Living with Cancer
In this section we want to help you face your illness in a healthier way. In your everyday life, all around you, your partner, family, friends ... will be an important support.

We now know that certain unhealthy habits pose a high risk factor and can cause cancer. We all have the ability to lead a healthy life. Seven out of ten cancers are preventable.

Palliative care
In this section you will find all you need to know about palliative care in addition to tips to help you relieve certain symptoms.

Patient Rights
Knowing your rights and obligations as a user of our public health system can help improve the care that is received.

Resources and social assistance
As a result of the disease a crisis situation is aggravated by social or economic problems. In this section you will find information about available resources.


The Spanish Cancer Association is active in numerous organizations, extending their actions in the fight against cancer diseases beyond our borders.

The activity of the Association focuses on these forums:
• Awareness campaigns and awareness about cancer.
• Political lobbying.
• Communication and information dissemination.
• Participation in studies and international projects.

The AECC is a member of several international organizations and cancer networks worldwide.



Ana DirtyDraco said...

Thank you very much. I never tire of admiring and thank Sylvain Reynard their solidarity and support for multiple humanitarian causes. And in the same way to Arygle Empire´s wonderful women, for being his speaker among all the people who follow SR. Thanks for your support to this association closely linked with us, they make an absolutely incredible job.
With love and gratitude. ANA

Jenn said...

Thank you, Ana, for contributing to the cause.


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