go dead Juan Julio Fernandezone of the main icons of the fight against cancer in the Canary Islands. He was regional president of the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC). He died this Sunday at the age of 88, according to the organization itself.
Born in 1935 in Santa Cruz de La Palma, this individual joined the Madrid School of Architecture in 1956, thus marking the beginning of his academic career. In 1963, he rose to the position of professor in charge of Chair at the La Laguna School of Quantity Surveyors. As of May 2005, he assumed the role of president of the Provincial Board of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
During the years 1971 and 1974, he held the positions of president of the Delegation in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and vice dean of the Official College of Architects of the Canary Islands. During this period, the current headquarters of the College on the Rambla de Santa Cruz was inaugurated and the I International Sculpture Exhibition on the street, which commemorated its fortieth anniversary last year.
In addition to his dedication to architecture, this individual became involved in politics as a Deputy of the Democratic Center Union (UCD) in Congress during the I Constitutional Legislature, from 1979 to 1982, representing the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Passion for writing
His love for writing manifested itself through his frequent contributions to various newspapers and specialized magazines. He also left his literary mark with the publication of three books: “At parties”, “Rural architecture in La Palma”, “Santa Cruz de La Palma in black and white” and “El tiempotrapped”, published by the Official College of Architects of the Canary Islands in 2003. The first of these books compiles his speeches and experiences as a town crier in the festivals of Frontera, Breña Alta, Los Sauces, Los Realejos, San Isidro and La Orotava.
His social conscience led him to accept the presidency of the Provincial Board of the Spanish Association Against Cancer in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in May 2005. Since November of the same year, he also played the role of regional president in this organization, an activity that he combined with his professional work and his collaboration in various newspapers.