AECC Races Against Cancer
The capital city hosts the Madrid Race and Walk against Cancer once more
On March 26, 2017, we were again the main sponsor for the 4th Madrid Race and Walk against Cancer for raising funds and increasing aid for the AECC to continue with research against cancer. 15,000 people took part this year over three urban circuits measuring 2, 4 and 10 km. On the 4 km race, we were accompanied by the international triathletes Miriam Casillas and Inés Santiago, both members of the Universo Mujer programme. This is a project on which we collaborate with the National Sports Council to promote the participation of women in sport. Thanks to all of this year's runners. We have brought solidarity to the streets of Madrid one more time.
The Fifth March against Cancer in Valladolid has been growing at great strides
On October 23, 2016, we broke the standing participation record with the Fifth March against Cancer in Valladolid with 35,000 runners. Amongst the participants were 50 of our employees with their families while 10 Iberdrola volunteers collaborated at the "Iberdrola Space". We are still growing in numbers in our march against cancer.
Always looking ahead
On April 17th, 2016, we sponsored the III Race Against Cancer that the AECC organized in Madrid to collect funds. We painted the Paseo de la Castellana green with 10.000 runners. In June we repeated the race in Zaragoza and Teruel.
Actions in Collaboration with the AECC
Iberdrola and the AECC installed an energy meter to join forces against cancer in Madrid
Iberdrola and the Asociación Española Contra el Cancer (Spanish Association Against Cancer) (AECC) carried out a joint action on 4 February in Plaza del Museo Reina Sofía to join forces against cancer. The action consisted of installing an energy meter in the shape of a punch bag, which counted the power with which it was hit, adding up the total energy provided by participants.
#luzalainvestigacion The importance of research in the fight against cancer
Last 24 September, we joined the AECC in an awareness-raising event in Plaza del Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. Training sessions, lectures by scientists, children's workshops, all dedicated to highlighting the relevance of scientific research as one of the main measures to minimise the impact of this disease on society.
All together on World Cancer Day
On February 4th, 2016, on the World Cancer Day, we collaborated with the AECC in another awareness-raising campaign. We asked our customers and citizens to help us create a "huge cancer awareness ribbon" at Opera Square in Madrid, as a symbol of the fight against cancer.
The garden of hope
On February 4th, 2016, on the World Day Against Cancer, we launched along with the AECC the Garden of Hope.
This action's objective was to collect fundsvia a web where you could publish support messages.