Mojácar raise funds for the fight agains cancer

The Spanish Association Against Cancer, AECC, in collaboration with the Mojácar Town Council, held the now traditional “Lazo de la Vida” (ribbon for life) day which is held annually in the town.

In its sixth consecutive year, the Local Mojácar Committee and the Garrucha volunteers organized a day of collaboration and fun in order to raise funds for research in the fight against cancer.

Rosmarí Cano, the Mayor of Mojácar, and Raquel Belmonte, the Councillor for Fiestas, also joined in solidarity with the cause.

The Mayor highlighted the important work of the AECC and the work the Local Mojácar Committee carries out to raise funds throughout the year.

The “LAZO DE LA VIDA” takes place on the Paseo Marítimo in Mojácar and consists of gathering the maximum number of one metre long ribbons, which when tied together, have to travel the distance from Cueva del Lobo to the Hotel Indalo. A kilometre and a half of solidarity, which as expected, does not stop going back and forth between the two points for the maximum possible number of times.

The pink ribbons, bought by everyone who wished to donate, are joined up, one by one, by the volunteers and are stretched out in the presence of a notary who testifies to the number of tapes and the distance in meters that are covered. The record distance is set at 6,300 metres and this year it has been very close to being beaten.

Along the Paseo Marítimo throughout the day, a market was held with 50 stalls selling all kinds of art, sweets, clothes, handicrafts and a huge variety of other articles.

A flamenco dance show added an extra note of colour and joy to a sunny morning that, together with a giant paella and mobile bar, ensured that a great time was had by all.

Even the pets added their contribution thanks to the animal charity “Paws”, who organized a fun owners and dogs competition in which nobody left without a prize.