Spanish superstar Javier Bardem deeply touches millions of Greeks, as he appeals to them in their own language. In the latest campaign of the Greek section of Medicines Sans Frontiers “Candies for the pain of the other”, Javier Bardem calls upon Greeks to teach the world a lesson of solidarity with the needy and less fortunate without access to health care. Buying an box of pastilles candies helps relief the pain of the other…
(In Spanish) “ Millions of people in Spain brought the revolution with this simple move. The more difficult our life gets, the greater grows our sensibility for the pain of the other. Now it’s time that this revolution comes to Greece. And you know what? I am sure, you can teach the world a lesson of solidarity by helping those who are in greater need.” (In Greek) “Candies for the pain of the other. You take them, somebody else stops feeling the pain.”
“Pastilles for the pain of the other” is a comprehensive awareness and fundraising campaign of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Border). With the symbolic purchase of a box of six sugar-free candies with honey and thyme in almost all pharmacies across Greece, each buyer contributes to the efforts of Doctors Without Borders to help vulnerable, the ”forgotten” patients excluded from the health care in Greece and around the world .
A percentage of the packet of Pastilles (1,60 €) goes directly to the programs for Médecins Sans Frontières in Greece and around the world.
The campaign is the Greek version of a successful pastilles-candy solidarity fundraising organized by Spanish MSF.