Archive for November 23rd, 2009
Best foot forward for the Walk For Life

Sometimes in Tenerife, getting up on a Sunday morning can seem like hard work, but usually it is self inflicted. Here’s a rallying cry to stir yourselves and make a special effort for Sunday 13 December for an 11am start to do the Walk For Life, the annual breast cancer charity appeal. It’s just 3.5 kms from Mediterranean Palace to Sal Y Tien plaza, both in Playa de Las Americas, and the dress code is – wear something pink.

This is where I hold my hand up and say, I wont be there, due to a previous booking in Madrid to see Getafe v CD Tenerife, otherwise I would have done the walk armed with my camera for . I had the pleasure last week to meet one of the organisers of the Walk For Life , Gina Case, who broke off from hot footing the streets to deliver posters, to explain events. It’s the 4th year of the Walk in Tenerife, last year 2,000 walkers raised 20,000 euros to split between Spanish cancer charity AECC and Tenerife breast cancer charity Amate.

The walk unites both Spanish and British communities in Tenerife, and at the start and finish of the walk, there will be music and coverage in both languages. I also spoke to a British lady I know, who has recent personal experience of cancer, and her story gives a very encouraging and uplifting insight into cancer treatment in Tenerife, please have a look at

Ok here is the hard sell, the Walk For Life is free and everyone is invited, they would like you to make at least a nominal donation or better still get yourself sponsored. Don’t think that this event doesn’t concern you as it is driven mainly by breast cancer, the AECC deals with all varieties of the disease. Cancer can strike anyone at any time, supporters of CD Tenerife are well aware of this as our goalkeeper Sergio Aragoneses has fought off two bouts of testicular cancer, and is now fully recovered and playing some of the best games of his life, in La Liga.

For more information on the Walk For Life  and sponsorship forms check the website or call 600821100 and if you intend to pop along on the day, pledge your support at Facebook.