Today Queen Letizia visited the Headquarters of the AECC to attend a working meeting of Infocáncer – Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC). Queen Letizia is the patron (Honorary President) of the association.
Upon arrival Queen was received by the President of the association. Meeting was conducted to analyze the activities and strategic objectives of the Association.
Letizia toured the Infocáncer facilities and received explanations from manager Patrizia Bressanello. Letizia saw the renovated free Infocancer service that extends its attention 24 hours every day of the year, with the aim of providing uninterrupted and nationally, medical and psychological information and advice on any aspect related to the disease.
Later on Letizia attended the annual meeting with the board members of the AECC.
Established on March 5, 1953 with the aim to fight against cancer in all known modalities or in the future AECC was declared “Public Utility” in April 1970. Structured in 52 Provincial Boards and present in more than 2,000 Spanish locations, the AECC develops its work through its more than 16,000 volunteers and 680 employees under the collaboration with health authorities, scientific institutions and those other entities pursuing the same cause.
The AECC is the first entity whose honorary presidency Mrs. Letizia took on a permanent basis and she actively participates in the work of the association, recognizing the important work the association has been doing for more than 60 years in the fight against cancer and the effort of Spanish society to reduce the impact caused by this disease and improve the lives of cancer patients.
The Association Inform and raise awareness in society on how to prevent and detect cancer early and in this way contribute to the reduction of the number of cases and the increase in survival.
AECC also support and accompany the sick person and their family from the first moment and throughout the process of the disease so that no affected person feels alone, unattended or uninformed. Throughout 2015, 30,000 people have been assisted by the AECC and 400,000 have been accompanied by their volunteers. It promotes cancer research through the Scientific Foundation- a private entity that dedicates the 32 million Euros in research projects since 2010.
Once again bringing her thrifty fashion sense back, Letizia wore Hugo Boss ‘Franca’ black and white striped fit and flare cap sleeved crew-neck dress that she premiered in September 2017 during her visit to Tenerife to open the academic session of 2017-2018.
Letizia again wore the dress in December 2017 when she arrived in Republic of Senegal her 4 days long cooperation trip to Senegal.
Queen was carrying her Carolina Herrera black flap clutch with gold details that has been part of her wardrobe for a long time.
Letizia finished her look with TOUS dangling earrings.
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