The FC Barcelona Foundation and the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology have signed a collaborative agreement to raise awareness about cancer and promote the importance of research aimed at improving the quality of life for patients and their families.
The agreement was signed at the Camp Nou on Saturday, November 1st, in the presence of Josep Maria Bartomeu, President of FC Barcelona, and Josep Tabernero, Director of the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology.
“As a club that is committed to society, joining the fight against cancer is one of our greatest challenges” said Bartomeu. “To do so alongside the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology is a true privilege. We are proud to join this family of medical professionals who do so much to help improve people’s lives, and are achieving such promising results.”
“We are very honored to be able to form an official union with FC Barcelona” continued Tabernero. “Cancer prevention must begin at an early age whereby upcoming generations are fully informed about good lifestyle choices such as regular exercise and a healthy diet. The collaboration between FC Barcelona and VHIO will surely foster progress towards greater awareness regarding cancer and the best ways of preventing it”.
Barça: committed to the cause
The agreement reaffirms FC Barcelona’s pledge to help combat cancer. In the past for example, the Foundation has invited young cancer sufferers to watch first team training sessions. Most recently, to mark International Breast Cancer Day, the Edelmira Calvetó Group was also involved in a series of awareness campaigns in the Camp Nou and Palau Blaugrana.