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Press release

WalkaHOME, Walk at home for Cudeca Hospice

Benalmádena, 7 May 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Cudeca Hospice Foundation is going
through very difficult times, due to the state of national alarm, and the impossibility of
raising funds to continue caring for more than 500 people that we are
currently attending, suffering from cancer and other advanced diseases.

For this reason and with its #CaringTogether campaign, Cudeca Hospice Foundation
will still celebrate its traditional annual Walkathon, but this year it will be an “at home
version” and it will be called “WalkaHOME", Walk at home for Cudeca Hospice”.

The objective of the walk is to raise funds to continue caring for people who need
specialized care at the end of their life.

"WalkaHOME, Walk at home for Cudeca Hospice"

It will take place on Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How can you participate?

First: Sign up and prepare your activity.

Participants can register through the DORSALCHIP portal or the Foundation's website
with a donation starting at €2. On the payment page, in addition to the 2€ inscription
fee, you can add an optional donation.

After you have filled in your details, you will be preinscribed. You can then either
continue to the payment page or follow the link you will get by email. Your bib will be
emailed to you.

Each registration will be assigned a number that can be downloaded through the
platform and used on the day of the walk. There will be a raffle with your personal

Participants should plan the physical activity that best suits their physical condition and
the space available at home to perform it on Saturday, May 9th. You can do it together
with the family, as a team, with your pet, or alone, and it will have neither times nor

Examples of activities: walking or running through any area of the home (hallway, living
room or terrace), peddaling with an exercise bike, swimming in the pool (non-
communal), squats, skipping rope, climbing or descending stairs (non-communal),
dancing salsa, rock or any style, etc.
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Second: WalkaHOME Day - Saturday, May 9th.

Participants will be able to carry out their activity at their homes from 10a.m. to
8 p.m and share photos of his activity wearing his/her bib on social networks with the
hashtag #CudecaWalkahome #Cudeca. The Foundation will publish in its RRSS all
the photos and videos that are tagged with the mentioned hashtags.

Third: Complementary activities

To accompany the Walkahome, the Cudeca Hospice Foundation will broadcast,

through its YouTube channel, different activities so that anyone can join from
home. There will be Pilates, Yoga, Cardio, Zumba classes, artist performances, magic
and entertainment for the whole family.

From 10am:

- GaP & Warm up Routine Urban Wave Style.

- Zumba & practical workshop for the back & cervicals

Gimnasio Polideportivo Arroyo de la Miel

- Gap & Stretch Flow

Boyd's Fitness Centre (in english)

- Suryana Yoga

From 4pm:

- El Parque de Motty
- Luis Miguel Mesa Mago Luigi
- Chef Jose Carlos García
- Tarifa Plana
- Pepe Torregrosa & Agustín Sánchez - Jarrillo'lata
- Diez Negritos
- Lee Townsend
- Joe Eceiza
- PopFm
- Kassia
- David Sanz
- Free Soul Band
- Tenor Rodrigo Orrego
- Pianista Cristina Alba Padial
- Bárbara Pereda
Javier Ojeda
- Dry Martina
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WalkaHOME has been possible thanks to the invaluable collaboration of Dorsalchip,

Benalmádena City Council, Cadena SER Málaga, Mijas Comunicación, Javier Martín,
Fuengirola Athletics Club, artists and supportive athletes.

Current situation of the Cudeca Hospice

Currently, the Cudeca Hospice Foundation cares for, through its healthcare teams
made up of doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers and physical therapists,
more than 500 people with cancer and other advanced illnesses both at home and in
the In-Patient Unit located in Benalmádena. It also offers support to their families. All
care is totally free.

Due to the national state of alarm, the Cudeca Hospice has had to close its charity
shops; and cancel all fund raising events. For this reason, Cudeca Hospice is having
serious difficulties in carrying out its special care of patients.

This is why the Cudeca Hospice Foundation appeals to the community to help
them raise funds, so that they can continue caring for people who, today more than
ever, need our care at the end of their life.

The Cudeca Hospice Foundation has assisted more than 17,000 people since 1992,
completely free of charge and offered support to their families. In 2019 they attended
more than 1,400 people; and they offered support to more than 2,200 family members
thanks to their Home Care, Psychosocial Care, Day Unit and Rehabilitation
programmes, Information and Advice and In-Patient Unit.


Become a regular donor for € 10 a month
and you will be helping us to care.
Note to editors:

Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice is a non-profit organization that offers professional medical care to patients suffering
from cancer or other advanced illnesses, as well as support to their families. CUDECA uses the palliative care
approach, a field in which it has long experience and expertise leading to its ‘special kind of caring’. CUDECA treats
not only the physical suffering but also the psychological, social and spiritual aspect of the illness.

In 2019, CUDECA cared for 1,490 people and offered support to more than 2,200 family members. Since 1992,
more than 17,000 patients have been looked after by the CUDECA Multidisciplinary Programmes: Home Care, Day
Care Centre & Rehabilitation, In-Patient Unit, Psychosocial Programme, Counselling and Outpatient Consultation.
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All CUDECA care is free of charge. The charity works to help patients keep their dignity until the end. CUDECA’s
activity began in 1992 thanks to the work and dedication of English-born Joan Hunt, who was living on the Costa
del Sol. After the death of her husband from cancer, she decided to dedicate her life to helping others facing the
same situation. To this end she founded CUDECA. The palliative care team at CUDECA know that although they
cannot add more days to life, they can and do add quality of life to days. To continue caring, CUDECA relies on the
help of donors and supporters, and the work of volunteers.

Donate or become a regular donor at