Adeje joined in marking World Cancer Day

A giant green human ribbon was formed in the Plaza España as a symbol of struggle and unity in the face of cancer

5 february 2024
Adeje Town Hall joined in marking World Cancer Day, which took place on Sunday, February 4th, with the aim of making visible and supporting all those affected by this disease.   On two consecutive nights, 3rd and 4th February, the façade of the Town Hall and the area around the Plaza de España were lit in green, and a commemorative banner was hung to mark the day.
The councillor for health, Esther Rivero Vargas, says that "all the services that we make available from Adeje Town Hall are there to help those affected by cancer and their families, to make sure they have the necessary support and advice during their illness and treatment". 
 Adeje Town Hall took part in a series of activities on Monday February 5th, with an information table organised by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) in front of the Town Hall from 10am, with advice and information for the public on the help and services available.  The morning also saw fund-raising for research and services aimed at improving the quality of life of people with cancer and their families. In addition, green ribbons were handed out to people as a symbol of struggle and unity.
At 11am a manifesto was read out highlighting the importance of the global event, followed by the formation of a giant green human ribbon, made up of volunteers from the Spanish Association Against Cancer, the Walk for Life Foundation and 5th class students from the Adeje primary school.