On April 20 and 21, Cemcat will celebrate Saint George's Day inside the Vall d'Hebron Hospital Campus with the sale of textile roses made by the patients and staff of the center and in digital format.

  • As every year, a point of sale will be set up outside the Cemcat building and a space inside the reception of the center to sell cloth roses made by Arteterapia patients, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • The roses can also be purchased in digital format on the Cemcat website.

  • The funds generated will be used to support art therapy and research on multiple sclerosis in Cemcat.


The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Catalonia (Cemcat) of the Vall d'Hebron Hospital Campus is preparing to open its doors again for the celebration of Saint George's Day 2023. This year, the center will present roses on April 20 and 21 textiles made by the patients of the Art-therapy space. The flowers, this year made with clothes, can be purchased on Thursday, April 20 in the lobby of the Cemcat building and on Friday, April 21 at the entrance to the center, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The option to purchase the rose in digital format through a donation will also be enabled.

They have a value of €8 and the money obtained will be used to support Art-therapy and research into multiple sclerosis. As for the rose in digital format, the price will be set in a bracket of €5, €10 and €20 or any figure above.


One more year, the thread of the day will be people living with multiple sclerosis and their families. Following the traditional programming of each year, Cemcat users and staff will go outside the Cemcat building, number 8 inside the Vall d'Hebron Campus plan. For this edition, roses made by hand by the patients of Art-teràpia of Cemcat will be presented, a space that, once again, has piloted the creative and flower-making process. It is a therapeutic activity in which the patient's manual and cognitive activities are enhanced, using creativity as a vehicle to express emotions and reinforce socialization. Art used as therapy is included as one of the services included in Cemcat's Neurorehabilitation program.

At the beginning of each year, a new creative process is articulated to make a rose from environmentally friendly materials that promote sustainability. This year, the material used to make the roses is cloth, supplemented with wooden brushes pigmented in green to recreate the stem of the flower and spikes to round out the design.




Adding one more card to the playing field, Cemcat has developed an initiative that wants to combine the tradition of Sant Jordi's Day with technology. In order to enable the delivery of the roses made by the patients, the center has also moved the celebration of the day to the digital stage.

On this occasion, flowers can also be purchased in digital format through a donation, following a simple procedure. Through an enabled space on the Cemcat website and through a QR code, the public will have access to a short form in which they will only have to enter their basic personal data, the electronic address of the recipient with a dedication, and specify what donation wants to make. Next, the personalized message will be incorporated into the image, with the aim of creating a unique and individual model. Once the donation has been made, the donor and the recipient will receive in their email addresses the image of one of the roses made by the patients of Art-teràpia del Cemcat and with the dedication they have previously written incorporated.




The end result is a collaborative process in which Cemcat users and the center's staff have worked together. The making of roses is, then, an essential and differential activity within the program that Cemcat makes available to the patient for the rehabilitation process, and which generates clear benefits in terms of improving cognition, psychomotor skills and state for the people who live and coexist with multiple sclerosis.


Together with the sale of roses, on Friday April 21 Cemcat will also make available to the public the work De fragilidad y de fuerza, by the author Rosa Eva Moral Saura, a user of the center who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1994, and with a written prologue by Dr. Mar Tintoré, neurologist and Head of Care at Cemcat. It is a set of texts in which, through writings and poems, the author narrates how she has faced and lived with the disease since the moment of diagnosis.

Together, Eva Moral's story has been materialized in the form of a book thanks to the meticulous compilation of her writings carried out by her husband, Joan Calbet Casañas, and by her daughter, Sara Calbet Moral, who has also illustrated the cover of the work.

Next Friday, both will accompany Cemcat during the celebration of Sant George's Day, where readers will be able to purchase a dedicated copy, at a price of 10€. The income collected from the sale of the book will go to research for multiple sclerosis.


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