Run for Life 2016 event CLOSED SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

Walk for Life 2016 event CLOSED, SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

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SWIM FOR LIFE 2017

8/14/2017

16th September, Saturday, we welcome you as of 10h:

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Our services

we are doing a couple of things you might be interested in

Emotional support

Emotional support

WFL was created as an event where those affected by cancer can talk about it, as many times patients do not speak about it within the family in order not to hurt them more than they already are hurting in a situation like this.  It is not easy to talk about cancer, but indeed necessary for patients as it needs to come out of your system.  

To exteriorate the disease will help and feel as a relief. And who better sometimes, than fellow survivors or patients.  WFL wished to be an event where survivors, families, friends, can get together and sometimes moments of understanding and comprehension are felt without even saying one word.  Feel solidarity, compassion, comprehension and not felt alone.  That is one of the goals of Walk for Life.  And not only at the walk, we are here to listen whenever needed

 

United support

United support

The cancer associations need funding, and with the current political system they receive less help than ever, so more than before they need support to be able to do their function to assist and help those affected and their families. We want to help them to get the funds needed to enable them to put into practice their projects.

Together we can raise awareness about cancer, awareness about early detection of cancer, and make the patients feel they are not alone and cared for. 

 

Personal examination

Personal examination

The importance of early detection in breast cancer;  early detection saves lives so we wish to advise the public that one has to be vigilant and do self examination on a regular basis at home.  When one does feel something unusual, go to the Doctor and have it checked.  Never ignore it if you feel something is not right.    It is better that it turns out to be false alarm, than to do nothing at all...  Time is essential.

 

About

About

Walk for Life / Carrera por la Vida is a personal initiative of a cancer survivor, to make the public more aware of the importance of early detection of breast cancer, as well as being a gathering where cancer patients will not feel alone nor different. 

 

When we started the movement, in many places and homes, there was still a certain taboo and one did not speak about cancer.  Luckily this has changed over the last years. It is nearly 10 years ago when we organized our first Walk for Life, as we needed an event where cancer patients as well as their families and friends would feel supported and where information on cancer could be found.  More so, there was a need to get the information publicised as many patients did not have any idea of the Associations or where they could be found or what they do. 

 

Walk for Life has grown over the years, having more participants as well as volunteers each year, and the funds we have gathered have been more spectacular with each event. The funds and donations gathered will be used for research towards a cure for cancer, as well as investigations for less damaging chemo treatments.  Also special programmes for breast cancer patients i.e.    Psychological attention, physical recovery programmes, etc etc.  All of which are fundamental for mental as well as physical recovery, so that people can resume their day to day lives soonest.  

 

Walk for Life is a social movement organized by volunteers, that has more and more followers each year.

 

Together we can make changes.    IF YOU CAN WALK, YOU CAN SUPPORT.  

"Feed your faith, and fears will starve '

Our Work

little by little we have been giving more steps

Pink Room

Pink Room

The Walk for Life group is currently working to create a ‘Pink Room/Sala Rosa’ - a meeting place / wellness area – where people going through breast cancer can meet others in a similar situation, relax, find information and solace when needed.

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Team work

we are beautiful and smart

Brigitte Gypen

Responsible Walk for Life Event

Gladys Campos

Walk for Life Coordinator

Karen Crane

Walk for Life Coordinator

Sheila Collins

Walk for Life Coordinator

Gina Case

Walk for Life Coordinator

Geraldine González

Walk for Life Coordinator

"Keep in touch with us"

Contact us

drop us some lines, tell us what you are thinking

Address:

Sala Rosa - Pink Room
Edif. Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia,
Calle Beneharo s/n, Las Nieves, Costa Adeje
38670, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Telephone:

674 352 002 | 629 111 856
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