Who we are
Created in 1992 by Martine Vaccarezza, Mado Petit, Thérèse Mencaraglia and Philippe Ballério, under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, the Association Ecoute Cancer Réconfort has set itself the following goal :
“To provide help and comfort to individuals who have suffered or are suffering from cancer, using the most adapted and appropriate measures.”
We strive to achieve this goal by:
- Listening to patients staying at the day hospital of the Princess Grace Hospital, via a team of support volunteers,
- A warm and friendly community life:
Since 2009 the association opened a community centre”l’Espace Mieux-Etre” dedicated to the well-being of cancer sufferers- a warm and welcoming environment where they can meet others, receive support and enjoy various activities, enabling them to regain energy, cope with the disease and escape from isolation. The centre does not provide medical care but is a place where visitors can meet others, share experiences and enjoy a chat. The centre provides socio-aesthetic services, nutritional advice, a relaxation area, social support…
Outings to the countryside to enjoy a walk and to unwind,
periodic activities to help combat cancer, information sessions geared towards the general public.
A few words from the President
“In 1992, Martine Vaccarezza, Mado Petit, Thérèse Mencaraglia and Philippe Ballerio, under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, set up the association “Ecoute Cancer Réconfort” to offer help and comfort to cancer sufferers.
Since then, thanks to a devoted team, members and volunteers alike, our association has striven continuously, so that patients and their families are able to find the support – both psychological and financial – they need.
To reach our goal, in addition to our activities among patients, hospital visits, running a ” wellness centre ” and providing medical equipment, our association organises charity events and all types of recreational activities.
Please join us in our efforts so that our association is able to carry out new projects and to improve the well-being of patients and their families further.
Become a volonteer
Volunteering is a commitment, a well-thought-out decision, a desire which matures deep within you, and which one day takes on a special meaning. (more…)
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors was elected on 29th September 2021 for a 3-year term
President of Honour
Honorary President of Honour, Founding Member
Legal commission and social network
Communication and Internet
Dr. Georges GARNIER
Dr Cécile ORTHOLAN