Funded project

Children's camps against cancer

Spain

In Spain an average of 220.000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. Many children suffer changes in the family structure due to the illness of their parents. It is important to try to explain why these changes and give them the opportunity to express what they think.

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  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • PcComponentes clients 2.973€
  • Direct beneficiaries 25

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 80

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer

Budget

  • Staff 2.965€
  • Total 2.965€
2.965€

Description

Cancer changes everything.

The diagnosis of cancer has serious consequences for the patient and his family emotionally, laborly, economically and socially.

The impact on children is greater. The manner in which a child reacts to a cancer diagnosis will often depend on how their parents or other close adults endure this crisis. Children learn from the behaviors of their parents who, knowing this, encounter a great deal of stress and experience their own intense feelings of fear and uncertainty. Sometimes, with the right help, parents and children can learn the tools to better manage the situation during the cancer experience and its treatments.

Several activities are carried out by AECC to help the youngest children and their families to make their situation more bearable and access social and psychological attention and special actions for them, such as the camps.

Project objectives

Allow children of parents diagnosed with cancer in Spain, to enjoy a few days of leisure, with playful and therapeutic activities, which allows them to feel understood among equals who live their same situation.

Activities

  • Provide emotional support and psychological attention.
  • To facilitate spaces of exchange with other children so they can see that they are not alone and that there are other children who are going through their same situation

Who will benefit?

45 boys and girls between 7 and 17 years old who have their father or mother with cancer.

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