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Skin cancer walk success

Around 1,500 people took part in a walk to increase awareness about skin cancer and raise funds for the Algarve cancer association, Associação Oncológica do Algarve (AOA), on June 28.

A spokesman from the AOA told the Algarve Resident: “The funds have not yet been counted but we hope that they will be significant. The money will be used to build the Casa Flor das Dunas residence for patients from all over the Algarve and even Alentejo to be able to stay near the AOA Radiotherapy Unit in Faro during treatment.”

The event was sponsored by Avéne and Garvetur.

For more information about the AOA, please visit the website, available in Portuguese only, at www.aoa.pt