Someone has totted up the amounts raised by the tenor for research into the disease that almost took his life. In 1987, he was given a one in ten chance of survival.
Since then, Carreras has raised 220 million Euros in donations for research and financed some 1,200 projects. Leukaemia today is no longer the killer it was.
Carreras, 72, has been honoured wit Germany’s 2019 Science Foundation of the Year award.