La Rebotica , a social health radio programme, launched the charity campaign "Me olvidé de vivir" (“I forgot how to live”) in 2004, as part of the fight against Alzheimer's disease. All the money collected goes towards the Queen Sofia Foundation Alzheimer's Project to build a pioneering centre, located in Ensanche de Vallecas, Madrid. It will have a home, day centre, Alzheimer's research centre and training centre for health workers, relatives and volunteers.
A book and a CD have been published as well a concert that was attended by over 7,000 people and was broadcast on October 9 by TVE. Anyone who wants to help can do so by buying the book or CD.
"Me olvidé de vivir" is a unique CD of duets, some of them especially recorded for the occasion, with singers of the stature of Julio Iglesias, Joan Manuel Serrat and Sole Gimenez, Bebo Valdes and Diego "El Cigala", Los Pecos and Andy & Lucas, Miguel Rios and Fher (Mana), Los Secretos and Mikel Erentxun, Los Panchos and Tamara, etc. In total, 16 songs on a unique CD.
The book "Me olvidé de vivir", with a preface by HM The Queen, is a collection of the winning stories from the 8th La Rebotica Story Contest. Each story has been illustrated by an Alzheimer's patient, a child from a family with a person with Alzheimer's and four public figures: the Justice Minister, Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Fernando Trueba and "Peridis."
Anyone interested in buying the book can call La Rebotica on 902 902 332 . The book or the CD cost €20, or there is a special pack price of €35 for the two. All proceeds go to the Queen Sofia Foundation Alzheimer's Project.