Spanish Association Against Cancer
Mucho x Vivir is an integral plan targetting women with breast cancer. It aims at providing women a better adaptation to the new situation they are facing, the treatments and enhance life quality. In order to attend needs for women with breast cancer. Services offered cover the specific needs for this kind of patients: psychosocial attention, lymphedema rehabilitation, leisure activities, and volunteers in sisterhood. Program is developed in the whole country, through professional experts as psychologists, social workers, sanitary personnel, and volunteer coordinators. With Kellog´s Funds we could attend needs of 5.488 of women diagnosed with breast cancer, by remunerating the following professionals:
20 Socials Workers
10 Sanitaries Personnel
10 Volunteers Coordinators
Risks and challenges
Program is not at risk, since it is one of our main priorities. The aecc has managed to raise funds as to maintain the program, although we reach only a small amount of breast cancer patients, and truly believe this service must be able to attend a wider range of women for the positive impact it creates on them.
" Even though I came prepared to consultation and psyched that could be cancer, when I heard from the oncologist I was totally blocked and I could not hear anything else . Upon leaving, had hundreds of questions. I called the AECC and a doctor listened , focused and relaxed. It is never easy then, but to have access to all the information I needed, was very important to me . "
Breast cáncer is the third type of cancer in incidence. It is estimated than 21.262 new cases will be diagnosed in 2015 in Spain. Our goal is to reach even more women, since the number of women in our programs is small compared to the total of breast cancer patients in Spain. We believe that our services must reach a wider range of women, so that they can beat the disease while receiving the much-needed support they deserve.
BudgetSocial Workers Sanitary Personnel Volunteer Coordinators Program materials (workshop, jaunts, lymphedema rehabilitation, leisure activities…)
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We’re providing integral services that help women better cope with breast cancer.
Why we care: Breast cancer is the third most common type of cancer, and it is estimated that more than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in Spain in 2015.
How we’re solving this: By offering services that optimize quality of life for patients and minimize cancer’s emotional affects - both physical and social - for women with breast cancer.
We need your support to continue to care for women with breast cancer through our Mucho por vivir program. With your help, we’ll help women achieve psychological and physical well being, minimize the emotional toll of the disease and its treatment, and build social networks for women by hosting leisure activities.
Mucho por vivir supports women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in Spain. Women can join our program at any phase of the disease - no matter what their social and economic situation is. Given that cancer is a disease that directly affects family members as well, our program provides patients and families with tools to face the condition and minimize cancer’s secondary effects.
We first launched this program in 1991 to tend to the needs of women with breast cancer. Our services include: psychosocial care, lymphedema rehabilitation, leisure activities, and being part of a sisterhood through our volunteers. The program is implemented throughout all of Spain, with the help of professional experts including: psychologists, social workers, sanitary personnel, and volunteer coordinators.
Women who have been part of our program are deeply satisfied with the services we provided, and many of them have become part of our volunteer system after they’ve recovered. In 2013, we estimated that we reached a total of 23,892 patients. With your support, we’ll reach more!
Our goal is to reach even more women, since the number of women in our programs is small compared to the total of breast cancer patients in Spain. We believe that our services must reach a wider range of women, so that they can beat the disease while receiving the much-needed support they deserve.