More than 60 people with breast cancer, mostly women, will participate this Saturday in the XVI Ámate Charity Fashion Show, which has the support of the Cabildo de Tenerife, as well as other companies and institutions on the island.
The event, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Tenerife Fairgrounds, has a cost of six euros to enter and what is collected will go to the care of people who suffer from this disease.
Marcela Kauffman, multidisciplinary artist, actress, television presenter, artistic director, make-up artist and trans activist, will participate in the gala; the singer Tere Melian; the International Dance Ballet of Tenerife; Servando and Panchita (In another key); and the Comparsa Bahía Bahitiare.
The final touch will be the voices of Zayda Díaz, Tere Melián and Sonia Gil, who will sing the star theme of Ámate, the song Color Esperanza by Diego Torres.
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, has highlighted in the presentation of the gala that it is a somewhat special edition, since it will be the first to be held since the pandemic.
Martín highlighted the work carried out by the Ámate association on the island, providing support and guidance to both people with cancer and their families, as well as his effort in organizing this charity gala to “transmit a message to Tenerife society full of courage and hope, that you can fight the disease”.
The president of Ámate, María Carmen Bonfante, has referred to the parade as “the catwalk of hope, since it represents a personal challenge for all the people who participate in it, since it allows them to transmit a message of hope and life, fill yourself with energy and leave the disease behind for a few weeks.”
This year the parade will be directed by Jonathan Amaro, specialized in organizing events, galas and shows, who has highlighted the involvement of the participating women and men.
“Many of the women tie their treatment at the hospital with rehearsals for the show, which has also served as disconnection therapy for them,” Amaro said.