Wipe out Chagas disease.
Every year, a team headed up by athlete Chema Martínez cycles across Spain, notching up kilometres to help fight Chagas disease.
The idea of the initiative is to raise awareness of Chagas disease and support the Mundo Sano Foundation in its efforts to combat the illness.
So far, we’ve pedalled 2,420 kilometres to fight Chagas.
Get on board!
Help us raise awareness of Chagas disease by sharing the hashtag #RetoChagas on social media.
Share #RetoChagas on = Energy for the team = Donate to Mundo Sano
Every time someone shares the hashtag #RetoChagas, the team gets a burst of energy to help them on their way.
If the battery is not charged, the team will stop pedalling, and the battle against Chagas will be lost.
Km against Chagas
If the team completes the challenge successfully, the Mundo Sano Foundation will receive a donation of 100.000€ from Insud Pharma.
Team’s route direct
Madrid Oviedo / 796,7 km
donation to Mundo Sano
797km / 100.000€
"An entire life on two wheels"
“I love sport, especially ultra trail”
"My “turning-40 crisis" got me moving and I haven’t stopped since”
Abel Prudencio Cervantes
“Cycling is my number one passion”
“Originally a runner, recycled as a cyclist”
“My passion? The mountains…”
“Ready for anything”
“Life is what you make it”
Come along to a training session!
Throughout the course of the trip, Chema Martínez will be offering a series of training sessions in different cities on the route. Come along and support the cause!Ver Mapa
Beating Chagas disease
The Mundo Sano Foundation is committed to improving the health of people who are exposed to neglected diseases.
Chagas disease is caused by a parasite which affects over 7 million people worldwide, especially in Latin America.
Since 1993, the Foundation has been undertaking research and rolling out projects to raise awareness of these neglected diseases and improve prevention and control measures.
That all pregnant women and women of childbearing age, and all babies born to infected mothers, have access to diagnosis and treatment.
Every hour, a baby is born somewhere in the world with Chagas disease. It is not contagious from person to person, but can be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy. This illness, which is endemic in 21 countries in Latin America, impacts sufferers across the globe, and is highly prevalent in the US and Spain.
The traumatic human and social impact of this disease is in stark contrast with the simple, economical, non-invasive diagnosis and treatment available. Even when screening and treatment is regulatory and legally mandatory, the prevalent false notion that the disease has been overcome means that it is crucial for us to convey the true reality.
We hope you will stand by us in our commitment. Babies who get treatment get better; we want to make sure not one more child suffers from Chagas disease.
Madrid - Lisboa