The Maternal and Child University Hospital of the Canary Islands, Complex Insular-Maternal Infant University Hospital, dependent on Ministry of Health of the Canary Government, has decided to join the campaign for another year Light up hope which aims to show support to children affected by some type of cancer.
It is a global initiative that emerged from Childhood Cancer International and coordinated in the national territory by the Spanish Federation of Parents of Children with Cancer.
Thus, for the fifth consecutive year, during the month of September, institutions and monuments in the country and around the world illuminate and install golden ties in support of children who suffer the consequences of this pathology and to make the disease visible.
The capital's hospital center adheres to this initiative with the installation of a golden ribbon, a symbol that represents the youngest cancer patients from around the world, and is located in front of the Emergency Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The purpose of the campaign is to appeal to the entire society and for this purpose it proposes an action on social networks that consists of sharing photographs of the golden bond under the hashtags # Turn on the Hope #PaintGold.
In Spain the child cancer It is the leading cause of death from illness in children and adolescents aged 1 to 14 years.