A pink tidal wave

A pink tidal wave
SOLIDARITY MARCH: Some of the 3,000 people who took part in the breast cancer event Photo credit: Elche city hall

MORE than 3,000 people took part in the 17th edition of Elche’s March in support of women with breast cancer.

The four-kilometre March regained its festive, family-oriented character after last year’s edition which was exclusively virtual, owing to the pandemic.

This year, however, there was nevertheless an online option for those who preferred, attracting 700 particpants.


Organised by Elche’s AMACMEC association, which supports breast cancer victims, and with collaboration from Elche city hall, the marchers who set out from Paseo de la Estacion turned the route into a tidal wave of pink t-shirts.

Participants included Elche mayor Carlos Gonzalez as well as the councillors for Sport, Social Rights, Public Safety, Tourism, Education, Senior Citizens, Mobility and Commerce.

Gonzalez, accompanied by AMACMEC president Manuela Agullo, praised the great work that the association carried out and  thanked all those who had contributed to such a good cause by taking part.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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