Birla Carbon joins fight against childhood cancer
Birla Carbon Spain has become an allied company of AMARA Cantabria (Association of Parents of Children with Cancer) to support the publication of a special book in 2018 and thus joined the fight against cancer. The AMARA Cantabria association was formed in 2016 for developing support activities in the diagnosis of cancer in children and their family environment. All activities of the association are aimed at improving the quality of life of children affected by cancer to normalize all situations in their daily lives, so that health care, social and educational equality is available to them as with other children.
Birla Carbon Spain will sponsor the complete edition of a child’s story with illustrations, a valuable tool to talk about childhood cancer with children who suffer from it, with affected families and with schools. The book will be written by journalist Marcos Díez Manrique – winner of many prizes including the José Hierro Prize – and the psycho-oncologist of AMARA, Noelia Palacio, an expert in childhood cancer and palliative care.
“We at Birla Carbon are proud of the commitment we have towards the community in Cantabria where we have operated in over the last five decades. It is a privilege to partner with AMARA on this initiative, which will draw attention to the important subject of childhood cancer. We hope that the book and its message will support the transformative change that we want to see in society,” said Jacinto Zarca, General Manager, Birla Carbon Spain.
Annually, an average of 15 new cases are diagnosed in the two public hospitals of Cantabria and AMARA currently has an action centre of approximately 50 affected families, where they work in a continuous relationship with the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital.