Fashion, music, and art come together to fight cancer in Santa Eulària, Ibiza.


The seventh edition of the gala Against Cancer, organized by the Better Life Ibiza Association and which has the Santa Eulària Town Hall as its main sponsor, was celebrated Saturday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Ibiza Conference Center, located in Villa del Rio. One more year, fashion, music, and art united to fight against cancer in a way that will raise funds for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and for the Association of Parents of Children with Cancer of the Balearic Islands (Aspanob).

As explained by the organization, the funds raised in the sale of tickets and raffles, as well as the contributions of all the sponsors of the event, will be allocated to the two associations that fight against cancer at the national and island level AECC and ASPANOB, and They can be purchased for 18 euros at the Holidays (Santa Eulària des Riu) and Holy-Sport (Ibiza) stores. Row 0 tickets will also go on sale for those who want to collaborate with the cause and cannot attend the appointment. “As a novelty this year, a giant screen will be placed in the exhibition hall where the event will be broadcast live with 60 chairs due to the anticipation that tickets for the auditorium may be sold out,” they highlighted.

The ticket price includes a free drink that can be enjoyed once the gala is over, in the multipurpose rooms of the Palacio de Congresos, located on the first floor of the building where, in addition, a raffle full of prizes will be held.

During the presentation that was held this Friday, the promoter of the gala, Laura Ferrer, wanted to emphasize that “when talking about cancer, you always think of research first, but this is a team effort because when it’s your turn, you need many services, transfers, stays, paperwork, psychologists and for all that, the associations are a great support for patients ».

For her part, Mayor Carmen Ferrer highlighted the “pride” that Santa Eulària represents for the fact that the gala has been held in the municipality since its inception but, above all, stressed “the importance of this initiative focusing on such a cause noble and so important.”

Carmen Villena, president of AECC in Ibiza thanked the role of the gala “to give visibility to the associations that work with patients because that way people who are diagnosed with this disease can know that we can help them and that the services they need are available we can give them; and if we do not have them, we ask for them».

For her part, Mari Carmen Vargas, Aspanob delegate in the Pitiusas, recognized that “this is an act that excites me a lot and that for us is vital because we are a small association but one that offers many services and without this type of solidarity event we it would be impossible to do so.”

Natacha Costales, a cancer patient who will parade at the gala, was moved when referring to some associations “that work so that no more stars rise to the sky.”

This year, as in the last two editions, the organization of the gala has patients who have overcome the disease. A total of eight patients willing to be models for a day and for a good cause, who are Natacha Costales herself, Tomás Planells, Marina Juan, Rosi Aguilar, Josefa Herrera, Paqui Fernández, Lourdes Juan, and Silvana Freire.

The gala, sponsored by Ana Obregón, has important additions, such as the journalist and presenter Flora González, who will act as master of ceremonies, and the actor and artist Harlys Becerra, as sponsor of this seventh edition.

In this edition we will also have the honor of having the presence of the Cuban-born actress María Isabel Díaz Lago, who unfortunately has also experienced the disease in her family. Among the many works of María Isabel, her role as Regina in the film ‘Volver’ by Pedro Almodóvar stands out, or her role in the international series ‘Vis a Vis’, where she plays Sole.

The musical direction will be in charge of the duo Barrio Bongo, who will accompany the performances scheduled at the gala: the dance duo formed by Penélope Bonilla from Ibiza Arte Aéreo and Joan Vicente Riera from J.V.Dance, the choreography of the dance company Ibiza Dance Academy founded by Yaima Arias and the well-known vocalist Ana Nieto.

As a final performance for the closing of this edition, the organization offers    a final performance by Harlys Becerra and the dancer Yaima Arias, directed by Laura Ferrer and Natalia Benito.

The designers on the catwalk this time are Lola Raya, TanitJeans, Belmar, LialcaClayDesign, Alice Vanderloo, Espardenyes Torres, David Pomar, ZornozaKids, Boutique Marilina, Rock Princess Ibiza,    ElinRitter,    Colorins San Antonio, Virginia Vald, Meriche Haute Couture & Casual,    Trinidades Ibiza, Piluca Bayarri and Mónica Cano.

The BetterLife Ibiza association has this year collaborated with the events and communication agency Blue Seven Events in the entire organization of the event.

The team for the realization of the gala is made up of different local companies: the executive producer of the event will be in charge of Blue Seven Events and Making Of Ibiza, the technical part will be covered by    Sonoibiza, Helher Escribano and Tony Ibáñez, the makeup team and hairdressing will be led by Katharina Indorf, and the photography and video team will include Yasmina Art Visual, Cintia Sarría, Christian Raw, Marta Rojo, and María José Guerra.

The team that makes up this VII edition also includes the volunteers Mari Carmen García, Marga Planells, Ana García, Dara Martín, Saida Rhoulam, and Alessia Abbruzzese, together with more volunteers from the associations to which the collection will go.

They also highlighted that there will be a children’s area with a childcare service set up for the little ones with games and monitors by the company Sueños de Ibiza.

It should be noted that the main sponsor is the Santa Eulària City Council, as well as the private sponsors Servicios Palau, Alonso Marí Group of companies, Insotel, Bfit, Asesoría Unidad, Cocinas Santa Eulalia, Servitur, Ferretería Sa Rota, Inmobiliaria Ibiza Agents, Hotel S’Argamassa Palace, Perdición, Bussard Real Estate, Carlin Ibiza and the Abel Matutes Foundation.

The gala is part of the schedule of events and charitable actions of the Better Life Ibiza association, which is promoted and chaired by Laura Ferrer, director of the gala, and founded with her husband Ángel Sanjuán and her friend Saray Aguilera. The objective of the BetterLife Ibiza association is not only to organize this annual gala, which, year after year, is growing in number, participation, and presence of ‘celebrities’, but also to develop other events during the year, such as informative talks, round tables, workshops and other activities creating spaces for the exchange of information and promotion of research in the field of early detection and treatment of cancer in all its forms as well as support for patients and their families.


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