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Friday 20, December 2019

Thank you all so much

What a Walk it has been…!    It has been a special year, it being the 15th edition, because we have entered into a partnership with Think Pink Europe, because of the many wonderful charity events organised by sponsors and collaborators.  Truly a great year.   And as we wish to improve each year, and get new ideas into the concept, and yes, it gets harder to organise every year.  We are far from perfect and have made mistakes no doubt, but our motive is still the same as when it all started 15 years ago:  full support to those who suffer or have suffered breast cancer and their families.

The objective and obligation of the Foundation Walk for Life is to raise funds and use them to help and improve quality of life for as many people as possible – which is what we are achieving step by step together with the help of the society.

We had over 4000 walkers last Sunday 15th December and we raised 36,643,77€, as stated in the notary act carried out by Nicolas Castilla , Arona Notary.  And that was not only from  individual walkers but also €1364 raised by Armada Sur, and sponsor group donation like the Los Swallows Los Cristianos with over €400, Sundowners Bar over €800, Maureen Burke over 600€, Carol Taylor, Mrs Wright, Brenda Melville etc etc . So much support for which we are immensely grateful to EVERYBODY.

Thank you to the many wonderful volunteers as without them nothing would be possible.  The councils of Adeje and Arona, all the technical staff as they are the forces behind the scenes (especially Blas, Alicia and Marian)    All the sponsors & collaborators:  Vitaldent Los Cristianos, Fonteide, Finca Canarias Aloe Vera, Tenerife Perla, Siam Mall, Transporte Barrera Chinea, Subway, Canaragua, CLC World Foundation, Fundación Diario de Avisos, Grupo Valora, Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, Archiauto, Regency Country Club, QFM Radio, Hotel Villa Cortes, Fred Olsen, Caixa, Hotel Jardín Tecina, Royal Hideaway Corales Suites, Roys Pizza, Esser & Partner, Westhaven Bay Apartamentos, Apartamentos Santa Ana, Costa Salada casa rural, Hovima, Zona Cero, Red Pen, Farmacia Arona, Canarian Weekly, Ifac, Sensimar Los Gigantes, Quiron Salud Adeje, Villa Suite Maria, Señor Creativo, Binter, Fasican, Picarus Sailing, Siam Parque, Rotary Club Tenerife Sur, Pink Peluqueras Adeje, El Cine restaurante, Europlátano, Bomberos Voluntarios de Adeje, and all the Press who always help us to get the message across to all the homes on Tenerife.  The Walk’s 2019 ‘Godmother’ , HILDA SIVERIO for her wonderful positive vibes always even though she herself is still fighting each day.  The great performers Paul the Piper, DJ Rafa, Diego Felicio, the flashmob dancers Virginia, Edu and Emilio, and the brilliant band Los Banditos.  The sound staff Sonmaster y Soundblack, the Batucadas drum bands.  Notary Nicolas Castilla, speakers Clio & Angel, helpers from Fact, the fabulous face painters, and everybody else whom we might have forgotten.

Thanks to all who made and created the calendar for Life “Art for LIFE” this year, as part of the monies raised came also from the charity calendar sales.

The funds raised will go to cancer research projects related to liquid biopsy, BRAC genetic investigation, as well as activities at the Pink Room for patients and their families.  We will also continue our BRA Project, and launch a new one called Linfa project to help patients with lymphedema problems.  We will also fund a handmade swimwear collection for mastectomy patients.

Thank you to all participants and those who made it all possible, from the bottom of our hearts. If we have forgotten to thank someone, please forgive us too.    But I can assure you all is done from our hearts.

Merry Christmas to all, and have a grand healthy 2020.  Be kind to each other.

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