Queen Letizia of Spain as permanent Honorary President of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and of its Scientific Foundation, presided over the main act of the AECC on the occasion of World Cancer Research Day at AECC Headquarters in Madrid.
During the event, the international collaborative research’s role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and the impact of COVID-19 on cancer research was discussed. Queen Letizia has been participating actively in the activities of the foundation to keep up-to-date with the recent findings.
After the meeting, Queen attended a virtual event highlighting the “Team Up for cancer research” campaign that was followed by a debate on the impact of the pandemic both on cancer research and cancer patients.
The AECC is the first entity whose honorary presidency was assumed by Doña Letizia on a permanent basis, and in which she actively participates, thus recognizing the important work that has been carried out for more than 60 years in the fight against cancer, during which she has led the effort of Spanish society to reduce the impact caused by this disease and improve people’s lives. The AECC integrates patients, families, volunteers and professionals who work together to prevent, raise awareness, support and accompany affected people and finance cancer research projects that will allow better diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Structured in 52 Provincial Boards and present in more than 2,000 Spanish towns, the AECC develops its work through its more than 16,000 volunteers and 680 employees under a philosophy of collaboration with health authorities, scientific institutions and those other entities that pursue a goal analogous to that of association. All this always under the principles of independence, professionalism, transparency and closeness.
The AECC maintains quality cancer research as one of its priority objectives. For this purpose, it constituted its Scientific Foundation on October 25, 1971, in response to the social demand for research against cancer, which finances scientific and social research programs through public competition. These programs are aimed at achieving advances in science to improve the future of sick people and their families and to consolidate a scientific structure in Spain, bringing the achievements made closer to the whole of society. The Scientific Foundation is certified by the AENOR quality seal.
For the only public engagement of the week, Queen Letizia of Spain wore $595 Boss Jericoa Stretch Wool Double Breasted Blazer and $248 Boss Tiluna Stretch Wool Ankle Trousers.
We first saw the suit in December 2019 at the exhibition “The other Court – Women of the House of Austria in the Royal Monasteries of the Barefoot and the Incarnation” held at the Royal Palace in Madrid. Letizia again wore the suit in February this year to announce the winner of the “Princess of Girona Award” in the “Scientific Research” category.
Letizia paired the suit with her Carolina Herrera Cap-Sleeve Silk Blouse.
She was wearing her petal pink Hugo Boss Women’s Mayfair Pump 90-pa Closed-Toe.
After a long time, we saw Queen’s Chanel Comète Earrings.
Her Karen Hallam ring was not missing either.