More than 40 people wearing period costumes and masks typical of a Venetian carnival will take part in the event
The Fuengirola Town Hall, in collaboration with the Fuengirola Nautical Club and the Marco Luna Association, will organize an event on Saturday July 30 to raise funds for a new Car-T therapy unit for patients with leukemia that will be installed at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville.
Under the banner of Enmascarado – together for a future without cancer – the event was born from the idea of replacing the surgical mask of hospitalized patients with a Venetian mask. More than 40 people wearing period costumes and masks typical of a Venetian carnival will take part in the initiative, which will take place on an eight-meter catwalk located in the marina’s yacht club area.
The event, promoted by the European Medicines Agency, was announced by the Councilor for Social Welfare and Families, Rocío Rodriguez, who said: “Fuengirola is a city of solidarity, with a lot to offer and with locals dedicated to helping those who need it most. . Therefore, in order to help support the solidarity causes of non-profit associations, we present this event, promoted by the Marco Luna Association.
Marco Luna is a non-profit association whose goal is to support research on blood diseases such as leukemia and cancer in general. It promotes an awareness campaign to help people with the disease maintain a more dignified life while in hospital, while offering support to families of patients.
The association calls on people to donate five euros to the White Mask initiative, either on the day of the event, which starts at 8:30 p.m., or online: www.asociacionmarcoluna.org.
“We are extremely grateful that Fuengirola is one of the cities chosen to carry out this special event, which will have a Venetian carnival atmosphere. We invite all residents and visitors to participate,” the councilor said.