Benalmádena, 18th April 2011
This week, Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice, had the pleasure of receiving a private visit from Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith at the Hospice Centre at Benalmadena.
The visit has been aimed at understanding more fully the reality of Cudeca and the support given to patients who are cared for at the Hospice. The Banderas family expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the humanitarian work carried out by Joan Hunt and the Cudeca staff. Both Melanie and Antonio, and his brother Javier who accompanied them, took great interest in the patients in the Day Centre and In-Patient Unit. The patients enjoyed the surprise visit immensely and were again able to realise the significance of the Cudeca philosophy:
Perhaps you cannot add days to life, but together we can add life to days.
On Monday of this same week, Antonio and Melanie, together with the trustees of the Brotherhood Fundación Lágrimas y Favores, presented a donation of 25.000€ which will be destined to Cudeca’s Special Kind of Caring which is given without cost to people suffering from advanced cancer, as well as offering support to their families.
These funds have been raised by the Brotherhood Fundación Lágrimas y Favores throughout 2010, thanks to events such as the charity gala “Starlite” held last summer at the Hotel Villa Padierna of Marbella, with the support of Antonio Banderas, the American actress Eva Longoria, (through her Foundation Eva’s Heroes), and also thanks to the organisation by Sandra García-San Juán and María Bravo.
Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice, is deeply grateful to the constant support received from our friends the Brotherhood Fundación Lágrimas y Favores, and particularly to the Banderas family in helping us to raise both awareness and funds which enable us to continue offering our Special Kind of Caring with which we have offered without cost to more than 6.500 people suffering from advanced cancer, and giving support to their families throughout the Malaga province.