GOAL ACHEIVED: THE EXERCISE BICYCLES ARE NOW IN THE FOUNDATION’S FLATS!!
On the 15th of December, we unveiled 6 exercise bikes in the José Carreras Foundation's welfare flats. We were able to buy these bikes thanks to donations that you made during the "With 5 and on wheels" campaign. We began the campaign with the objective to raise 1700 Euros in order to buy the exercise bikes. The bikes have been placed in each of the 6 welfare flats that the Foundation offers for patients of leukaemia and other hematological malignancies who are forced to travel long distances to receive treatment but do not have the financial resources available.
Thanks to your generosity, we have easily beaten our target and with the extra funds we intend to purchase several DVD's for all the flats. In this way, the patients will be able to enjoy the best films of the moment during their recuperation.
As we have explained, the "with 5 and on wheels" campaign was supported by the DiR Foundation, who designed an exercise programme that will help the patients to recover both physically and emotionally. Together with the exercise the patients will find a copy of this programme, which is also available to download for use at the patient's convenience. In coalition with the José Carreras Foundation, the DiR Foundation have also donated three exercise bikes, that they use in their gyms, to the ICO centres in Hospitalet and Badalona, where many patients will be enjoy the benefit of using sporting equipment of such a high quality.
Below, you can see several of the photos taken by our colleague Esther (responsible for the welfare flats) during the installation of the bikes.
The building and installation of one of the exercise bikes in the Foundation's welfare flats.
José, leukaemia patient, in the San Quintín flat, near to Sant Pau Hospital
José, reading the DiR Foundation exercise programme.
Anna, leukaemia patient in the Bellvitge flat
Anna, taking her first few pedals.
Anna, smiling on her new bike.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!!!!