Queen Letizia of Spain attended the event marking “World Cancer Day” at the Royal Tapestry Factory in Madrid. Letizia is the Honorary President of the Spanish Association Against Cancer and its Scientific Foundation.
The event was highlighted with a presentation of the “Todos contra el Cáncer” Project – an initiative promoted by the Spanish Association Against Cancer and declared by the Government of Spain as an event of Exceptional Public Interest (AEIP). Cancer is the most important socio-sanitary problem in the world. 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will have cancer in their lifetime. It is estimated that in 2030 21.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, of which more than 330,000 will be in Spain according to data from the Cancer Observatory.
Addressing the gathering Queen Letizia said, “To increase survival, funding for research, an increase in early detection, and screening are required. To improve patient care patient in all dimensions: surgical, medical, pharmacological, and psychological, CCPPs need to be implemented in a complete and equitable way.”
The Spanish Association Against Cancer has been the benchmark organization in the fight against cancer for 69 years. It dedicates its efforts to showing the reality of cancer in Spain, detecting areas for improvement and launching a process of social transformation that allows them to be corrected in order to obtain a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to cancer.
The Association integrates patients, family members, volunteers and professionals who work together to prevent, raise awareness, accompany affected people and finance cancer research projects that will allow better diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Structured in 52 Provincial Headquarters, and present in more than 2,000 Spanish localities, it has almost 30,000 volunteers, more than 500,000 members and almost 1,000 professionals. In 2021, the Spanish Association Against Cancer helped 136,000 people affected by the disease.
Queen Letizia understands the grievances of cancer patients and their family members. Since becoming the Honorary President of the foundation, she has been highlighting the efforts of the organization on domestic and international platforms to bring more awareness to the noble cause.
Heading towards What Queen Letizia wore – Letizia was looking elegant in a chic and simple outfit.
Upon arrival, Letizia was wearing her black and white Carolina Herrera cape that she first wore in October 2022 during the Examplery town awards.
Underneath the cape, Letizia was wearing her black Hugo Boss ‘Fabrisia’ jersey
with an Adolfo Dominguez Skirt with Soleil pleats. Both pieces have been in her wardrobe for a long time.
Letizia topped the skirt with a new Boss ‘Dana’ belt. Thanks to Tracking Royal for the id.
She was wearing black Massimo Dutti Limited Edition Leather block heel pumps. Thanks to Tracking Royal on Instagram for the id.
Giving us another sparkling surprise, Queen Letizia brought her Tous White gold and freshwater pearl earrings back that she first wore in 2015.
Her Coreterno ring was not missing either.
This was Letizia’s last agenda of the week. We will find on Friday evening what is in store for the next week.