Mojácar hosts the 3rd annual “Big Mac” event to raise funds for cancer patients
For the third consecutive year, Mojácar sets the scene for a very popular “Big Mac” charity event, which aims to raise funds to help those suffering from cancer.
This Sunday, February 5th, Mojácar’s Puerto Marina Hotel opens its doors from 12 noon until 8 p.m. to a bursting programme of music, dancing, stalls, gastronomy, games especially for the children and, much more. In all, a great way to spend a Sunday and get together with the volunteers, who spend so much of their time helping this good cause.
Elaine Brown, founder of MACS (Mojácar Area Cancer Support) has been helping people with this difficult disease for almost 10 years and, thanks to the intense work over that time, has opened shops in Mojácar, Turre, Huercal-Overa and Albox.
Cancer patients have many needs starting from the moment the diagnosis is confirmed; from emotional support, therapy or exchange of experiences to the purely operational ones such as transport for chemotherapy, electric beds, wheelchairs etc.
Together with help and support of volunteers of all nationalities, MACS receives contributions from individuals, companies, as well as the collaboration of Mojácar Town Council. In the town, the decoration shop “Volverán las Golondrinas” has recently given their prize money for the Christmas Window Contest to MACS.
In 2016, MACS were able to buy a van and, in this year alone have made their services and assistance available to 164 patients along with their families. They also collaborate with the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and are currently in the process of ensuring that they are to be officially considered as a public service.