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Help IBSA Students and Aspanion fight childhood cancer


Five students of the IBSA Dual-Degree Programme have set up a fundraiser for Aspanion, a Valencian association that helps children with cancer.

29 april 2016

Cristina Blasco Carreras, Alejandro Ventura Pérez, Hani Dazah, Aditi Gupta and Badr Nhairy, five students of the International Business School Alliance Dual-Degree programme – currently specialising in International Business Development and Consulting at Novancia Business School Paris – have launched a fundraiser through crowdfunding platform Generosity by Indiegogo, to fight childhood cancer and improve the life of those affected by it.

Here is the link to the campaign.


The money these students manage to collect will go to Aspanion. This association, established over 30 years ago here in Valencia, fights to guarantee not only the survival of children and adolescents suffering from this terrible disease, but also to improve the quality of life of those affected and of their families.

The association provides psychological, social and financial assistance to cancer patients and families. They ensure that sufferers of the disease aren’t excluded or left behind from other children their age, organising Summer Camps, Workshops, and many other group activities. Aspanion also promotes cancer awareness and coordinates prevention efforts with the public health institutions as well as other related organisations. Aspanion assists over 1.800 families every year, including patients, parents and other family members.

Every year, over 1.400 new cases of cancer in children and adolescents under the age of 18 are reported in Spain. It is the leading cause of death in children from the ages of 1 to 14, despite a survival rate north of 80%. Over 100.000 people of all ages die from cancer every year in Spain alone.

According to the promoters of the campaign, just 20€ can help the association to organise activities for one child or book a psychological specialist. Up to now the five campaigners have raised $356 (313€) from a $1.000 goal.

We cannot stress enough the magnitude of this cause, and how important a donation would be – every little bit counts. If you are not in a position to donate, please share the link to the fundraiser and campaign videos to  your friends, family or co-workers.



Cristina, Alejandro and Hani took their core modules from the IBSA Dual-Degree programme in Valencia last fall, while Aditi and Badr did the same at Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences (HSB).

If you would like to learn more about Aspanion please refer to their website at, or visit their Facebook and Twitter profiles.