"From the beginning of the project to establish the Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice, over many years we have received generous support towards its success from Roy Peires and The Smile Foundation. This assistance and interest has been of enormous help in the completion of the construction of the Hospice Centre and the special palliative care, offered without cost, to patients suffering from non-curable cancer. On behalf of patients, families, volunteers and medical staff of Cudeca, I send our heartfelt thanks for this warm and continuing response to our appeal".
Joan Hunt, OBE, President & Founder of CUDECA.
CUDECA (from cuidados del cancer, meaning cancer care) was founded by president Joan Hunt, O.B.E., in 1992, after her husband passed away.
Joan has dedicated her life to giving cancer patients exceptional treatment through palliative care as well as offering support for their families.
CUDECA's new modern hospice in Benalmadena enables terminally ill cancer patients to be cared for with dignity.
CUDECA also promotes a programme of study, training, investigation and awareness of palliative care.