Queen Letizia Attends World Day for Cancer Research Launch

  September 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

As the Honorary Chairwoman of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today was present at the launch of the World Cancer Research Day initiatve. The aim of the AECC, which is spearheading the initiative alongside a number of other European and global organisations, is to have September 24 formally recognised as a day to promote cancer research.

The Queen delivered a speech at the launch, which was followed by a roundtable discussion. She said that the creation of this initiative means the addition of “more people, shared training and joint efforts” into the fight against cancer, reiterating that “unanimous support” for cancer research is required to “find ways to detect the disease more quickly and to find a cure.”

Letizia, wearing an simple white pant suit with a star-printed blouse, then moved on to the AECC’s award ceremony for the ‘V Life’ award, which is given in recognition to individuals who have contributed to the fight against cancer. This year, Dr Francis Collins – an American geneticist – was awarded the prize for his work on the human genome.

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