Spanish Member ACCGG Moves Forward for Gastric Cancer Awareness Month

November 25, 2021
Spanish Member ACCGG Moves Forward for Gastric Cancer Awareness Month

Our Member organisation ACCGG from Spain – the only organisation in Spain dedicated to supporting patients with gastric cancer and people with gastrectomies exclusively – organised many activities throughout gastric cancer awareness month, which terminated with a special social event on November 28 recognising the efforts of their volunteers and granting awards to some of their members for their constant support and work.

The preparations started in October when ACCGG invited all of the Association’s followers and friends to add their voice to a video with the message ‘YO TAMBIEN SUMO’ (I also add) made to raise the organisation’s visibility.

During November, ACCGG interviewed patients and healthcare professionals about their experiences, while resolving their questions on gastric cancer. In addition, they organised a virtual meeting moderated by the President of ACCGG Pilar Ruiz to touch on the emotional aspects of the disease discussed between patients and the organisation’s psycho-oncologist Miguel Rojas.

On November 28 they finalised the activities in the Museum of the city of Mostoles near Madrid, where the organisation is based. During the event, they presented the Association’s work, current and future projects and the importance of collaborating with other associations to make the patient’s voice stronger. ACCGG signed an agreement with the organisation ADISFIM, which focuses on improving patients’ quality of life by supporting three key areas: holistic rehabilitation, prevention and customised care.

Some emotional moments were passed by participants – as pictured above with ACCGG’s President Pilar Ruiz greeting a fellow Member (photo 1) and her meeting with EuropaColon Spain’s President Lui-Miguel de la Fuente (photo 2). ACCGG wants to thank Sue Ponce for organising the photo coverage of the event on a voluntary basis.

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Vassiliki Fotaki

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