Torrecardenas Hospital joins ‘Light the Hope’

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CANCER AWARE: Torrecardenas Hospital. Photo credit: Wikimedia

THE Torrecardenas Hospital complex has renewed its participation in the awareness campaign ‘Ignite Hope. Turn it on in Gold’ sponsored by the Spanish Federation of Parents of Children and Adolescents with Cancer and Childhood Cancer International (CCI).

The main entrance of the Hospital Torrecárdenas has been decorated with a banner with a golden bow to draw attention to childhood cancer.

The Torrecardenas Hospital complex is the provincial centre for the care of childhood cancer in Almeria. Its professionals diagnose an average of 20 new cases a year of which most are leukaemias or tumours of the central nervous system.

In Almeria, the Association of Parents of Oncological Children (Argar) has implemented the campaign this September which consists of the placing gold ties in Spanish hospitals.

The territorial delegate for Equality, Health and Social Policies in Almeria, José María Martín, participated in the event developed at the Torrecárdenas Hospital, recalling that “every year approximately twenty children are diagnosed with an oncological pathology in our province”.

Martín has called on Almeria society to “support these children and their families and help them overcome the difficulties that arise after the diagnosis and during the treatment of the disease.”

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