For yet another year, Villarreal CF has joined the fight against childhood cancer. With World Cancer Day taking place this Saturday 15th February, a number of men's first-team players have got involved with the 'Paint The Path Pink' initiative, to back ASPANION (the Association for Parents with Children with Cancer). A number of players from the men's first team welcomed the visit of the youngsters who are fighting against this illness. In a great meeting after a training session, the Yellows gave gifts to the youngest players, they signed autographs and got photos with them, giving visibility to this charity project.
What's more, this Saturday, which is World Cancer Day, the youngsters from 'Paint The Path Pink' will take to the Estadio de la Cerámica pitch and get a photo with the Villarreal CF starting XI ahead of the game against Levante UD. A really exciting moment for the young fighters who are part of the project, and it also is a great visibility opportunity for this initiative.
To round off the week, this Sunday, the Estadio de la Cerámica square will, from 11am to 2pm, host a charity event organised by 'Paint The Path Pink'. The event will have magic, various exhibitions and workshops, and much more. All with the aim of helping fight childhood cancer.
A strong commitment to charity
Villarreal CF, through Endavant Solidaritat, always have backed the fight against childhood cancer. The Yellows previously played a match against Celtic FC at the Estadio de la Cerámica (then known as El Madrigal) as part of the 'United for Hope' project, with the aim of raising funds and financing research at La Fe Hospital in Valencia to improve the quality of life for children who survive childhood cancer. That friendly saw the involvement of Gohan, a child whose dream came true.