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We Are Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
PINK OCTOBER 2016
Together against cancer
The Catalan Federation of Entities against Cancer (FECEC) is a second-level entity that embraces the main organizations whose work is to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families. FECEC provides services to federated entities while encouraging and promoting volunteering work in the area of oncology. FECEC also develops programs in the areas of dissemination and prevention, survivors and psychosocial research.
At FECEC, we have considered different objectives for 2014-2015 for each of the areas we operate in.
In order to increase the health of our population within the area of prevention, we want to continue promoting campaigns for healthy lifestyles by disseminating and publicizing the recommendations established in the new European code, now available in Catalan.
We intend to promote volunteering by strengthening the activities of the program, which include training, working groups composed by volunteer coordinators and oversight sessions for both volunteers and their coordinators.
We will also organize XIth Oncology Volunteer Work Meeting. This event aims to recognize the work of volunteers improving the quality of life of patients and their families, foster a sense of belonging to a transverse movement across the country and share experiences among the federated entities in the fight against cancer. In the spirit of consolidating and strengthening the role of volunteers, this year, we have created a space dedicated to volunteers. To this purpose, we have renewed our image and website, creating a more participative space for entities. Hence, we have created a blog so as to exchange knowledge and create debate among volunteers and coordinators, pooling efforts and enriching us all in turn.
As for the Survivors Program, FECEC published in 2014 a first study to identify the needs affecting this group. We now wish to initiate activities and services to meet these shortcomings. Firstly, we want to make known the needs of those who have overcome cancer in order to raise public awareness around such needs since it is still an unknown reality. Secondly, we are directing our efforts towards the employment of these people. To this end, we have begun a study on the reintegration of women operated for breast cancer into the labor market.
The will to consolidate our goals has motivated the adhesion of FECEC to ECL. We believe that this partnership will provide a meeting place for organizations to share, learn and play a more important role within the European political agenda. We are confident that this commitment will help our federated services provide a direct benefit to patients and relatives affected by cancer.