The association Bufalynch celebrated this weekend the fourth edition of the Bufalynch Tournament, an event in tribute to the captain of the Empuriabrava Castelló Football Club, Iñaki Fernández Orjales "Búfalo", who left us six years ago because of Lynch Syndrome. The profits raised will go to the research of this syndrome in the IDIBGI and IDIBELL. This edition, recovered after two years of pandemic, was again a success, with activities throughout the day at the municipal football field of Empuriabrava, named after Iñaki Fernández Orjales "Búfalo", with 7-a-side football tournament, live music, more than 400 servings of paella and animation, among others.
Dr. Joan Brunet, an oncologist at the Catalan Institute of Oncology, is the head of IDIBGI's OncoGir Pro research group, and was very grateful to the organisation of the tournament and also to the participants who made it possible:
"We are living a very important moment in the research for Lynch Syndrome in collaboration with different groups around the world. They are developing something that we believe we will be able to see in the next few years: a vaccine, which seemed like the stuff of science fiction to help prevent cancer in people with Lynch Syndrome. We are years away, but we have already started the first steps," explains Dr Brunet.
From IDIBGI, we would like to thank all the people involved in the organisation of this now consolidated tournament, as well as all the assistants and collaborators. To everyone, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Watch here Empordà TV news about the Bufalynch Tournament: