Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento.
Arona is always an equal partner in the Walks for Life to raise money for breast cancer research so it’s no surprise to see the municipality playing an increased role in the daily life and well-being of breast cancer sufferers and survivors in south Tenerife. The council has announced that as a result of collaboration with the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (Spanish cancer association) there is now a greater provision for transport to Candelaria Hospital for those receiving treatment, and for swimming exercises for those who have had a mastectomy. Also, as of yesterday, the AECC has new units in Edf Verodal, in Calle Montaña Chica in Los Cristianos, where physiotherapy services will be offered.
The new facilities were inaugurated by the mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena, and Social Services councillor, Elena Cabello Moya, together with the manager of AECC in the Canaries, Carlota Cobo, and AECC’s south area coordinator, Loli Sebares. Mayor Mena said that the municipality was committed to bringing social and health resources to the people of Arona, especially in something as important as cancer treatment and help. Councillor Cabello said that the project would be entirely subsidized by the Ayuntamiento for Arona residents, including transport to Candelaria Hospital for oncological treatments.
The facility will also offer physiotherapy for cancer patients to supplement their psychological and social care, as well as providing information about other free services offered by AECC like temporary accommodation for those receiving treatment, transport, loans of ortho prosthetic material, aquatic programmes, smoking cessation programmes, or financial and food aid.
There is also a bus for patients with cancer needing to attend Candelaria Hospital for treatment: ring 648 914 927.