WALCE Projects

With your help we can support the research and the development of a European network working towards uniformity of diagnosis procedures and therapy.

All the projects sustained by WALCE will be described in this space for making you to participate of your contribution in the scientific research.



I do not smoke it

We shall try to see things clearly in the smoky speeches

Epidemiological studies show a steady increase in number of teens start smoking cigarettes. In Italy, 18% of young people start smoking before the age of 15, and 38% are adolescent and often begin between the age of 15 and 17. WALCE (Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe), in collaboration with Carthusia Publishing, has initiated the project named I do not smoke it – we shall try to see things clearly in the smoky speeches, an information and awareness campaign on damages of smoking and on the healthy lifestyles, aimed at 10 year-old pupils, consisting of an educational kit for the class.


 donnina_2012Make-up your day

Make-up sessions dedicated to women undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or biological therapies

The month of November has been declared by the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), as the World Lung Cancer Awareness Month. An important appointment for giving correct and update information about a disease often overlooked by the media, sometimes because of a strong correlation with smoking. Lung cancer remains one of the most lethal cancer which kills about 35.000 people in Italy every year and over one million worldwide. These figures continue to grow.

WALCE (Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe) is a no profit association established to raise the awareness of women about the deep increase of lung cancer in female gender and to support patients and their families in the fight against lung cancer. In November WALCE realizes this initiative with the aim help cancer patients women to manage chemotherapy and radiotherapy side effects and regain self-confidence and esteem improving the appearance which may have suffered due to the related side effects of the cancer therapy.


Go out of the Tunnel. Don’t burn away your future

This program consists on a structure shaped as a giant cigarette committing pulmonologists for performing counseling, displaying educational materials on smoking cessation and providing a basic spirometry test to people.


Practical Path of Awareness

Small steps searching the inner peace. The course is intended for patients with oncological diseases and their families, who are willing to spend 20 minutes a day to take care of themselves.


In the kitchen with WALCE 

Natural Cooking Classes: how to live food with pleasure and good balance.

The program of these meetings provides useful tips for those who want to follow a balanced diet which suits their needs. The practical cookery lessons include examples of good dishes that at the same time respect the nutritional recommendations.


immagine_in_evidenzaDelicata – Mente

Sessions focused on the psychophysical well-being

Meetings with the aim to promote physical, emotional and mental relaxation, useful to get a better recovery of energy and greater readiness to react again to the environmental situations.


November, Lung Cancer Awareness month

The month of November was declared by the Global Lung Cancer Coalition the “Lung Cancer awareness month.” An important campaign dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues often overlooked by the media because of its close correlation with the smoking habit. But Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States and every year kills 35 000 people in Italy and over one million worldwide.

During this month WALCE tried to disseminate nationwide information on the disease, providing a toll-free number. Then supported a make-up program in seven Italian medical Oncology Divisions for women with cancer to improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment with greater confidence.


WALCE Onlus in cooperation with “Look good…feel better” presents “Make-up sessions”

Look good…feel better

The outcomes | Data “Look good…feel better”

  • Starting date: 30 March 2009
  • Updating: 19 September 2012
  • 85 make-up sessions
  • 680 partecipants‏
  • 7 partecipants for each session
  • 5 Hospitals involved in the project
  • 6 volunteer beauticians
  • 1 psycologist
  • 1 member WALCE Onlus


WALCE Onlus is Member of

ECPC (European Cancer Patient Coalition) and GLCC (Global Lung Cancer Coalition)

GLCC Journalism Award

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WALCE Onlus is Member of Cittadinanzattiva

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