Who We Are
Aladina has been helping to improve the lives of children and teens with cancer for 13 years
We are a small but very committed team
Improving the lives of our 'aladinos' is our biggest goal
More than 1,500 kids and their families benefit each year from Aladina's programs
The Fundación Aladina was officially founded in 2005, but the initiative started four years earlier when our president, Paco Arango, decided to spend his time on a project that would “get his hands dirty.” “I wanted to donate my time because I’ve been very fortunate in my life,” said Arango. One Wednesday afternoon in 2001, he made his first visit to the Hospital Niño Jesús, and the rest is history.
Today, the Fundación Aladina is a reality that helps more than 1,500 children and their families year after year throughout Spain within our 12 partnership hospitals.
Aladina provides comprehensive support to many children, teenagers, and families. We truly believe in giving equal importance to physical and mental health. That’s why we provide psychological, emotional, and material assistance to all the kids and families we work with. To carry out this mission, we count on the invaluable help of our wonderful group of volunteers.
Our fundación has our own team of four psycho-oncologists who offer free and professional assistance to the children, their parents, and their siblings. Aladina has also developed an extensive physical exercise program. The emotional support and playful company that the children receive from both our volunteers and the hospital staff is a key element that differentiates our organization from the rest. The children and their families find fun times and comfort within Aladina.
The Fundación Aladina is an independent organization with no political nor religious ties.
It is registered in the Comunidad de Madrid Registry of Charitable Foundations Page 700, 1ª, Volume CCXXVII, sheet: 201-215.