Benalmádena, 11th October 2011
On 8th October, the Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice represented Spain, together with the famous Choir San Felipe Neri of Malaga in the Voices for Hospices concert with a Pop Repertoire.
Voices for Hospices is a charity concert held simultaneously around the world on Palliative Care Day, with the objective of raising funds, awareness and ensuring that all people are entitled to receive quality care in the final stage of their lives.
The motto of the International Palliative Care Day this year is "A multitude of diseases, many lives, many voices - Palliative Care." A candle lit during the concert, symbolizes all those who have been receiving palliative care and also those who have not been able to have access to it.
With a full house, the concert was a resounding success and kicked off with a speech from Dr. Alfonso Pinedo, Patron of Cudeca and the Deputy of Provincial Health, Doña María Antigua Escalera, had the honor of concluding the event and presenting the choir with a ceramic gift from the Hospice Centre. Also present was Don Francisco Pomares, Deputy Mayor of Social Rights and Don Rafael Olalla, Chief Financial Director of Cudeca.
Cudeca is sincerely grateful to the San Felipe Neri Choir of Málaga for their effort and enthusiasm at this very special concert, to all the sponsors for their support and solidarity, and a special thanks to Unicaja Obra Social for the use of the magnificent venue Sala Mª Cristina.
Thanks to everyone for helping us to raise those essential funds, which will allow us to continue Giving Life to Days to our patients, free of charge.