For the second year running, we have sponsored a "Reto Solidario" (solidarity goal) through sport. Antana's Architectural Studio has been supporting the sports promoter of this initiative, Arturo Cimarra, to achieve his #retosolidario2013 of a Half Ironman at Barcelona's Half Challenge - Middle Distance Triathlon European Championship.
This year, Cimarra is aiming to raise €8,000 for projects undertaken by the Fundación Menudos Corazones, a foundation which helps children with heart problems (www.menudoscorazones.org) and the NGO Por la Sonrisa de un Niño, which helps thousands of children in Cambodia to escape from poverty and enjoy an education (www.psncamboya.org). 100% of the money raised will go to these two organisations.
After his last "Reto Solidario" in 2012 (two marathons in one month), for which he raised over €15,000, Arturo Cimarra injured himself and couldn't run, so he took up swimming and began thinking about other alternative ways to continue to make a difference. That's how he came up with this year's goal and since then he has decided to train for a middle distance triathlon: this event is comprised of 2 km of swimming, 90 km of cycling and 21 km of running. His aim is to participate in Barcelona's Half Challenge, which takes place on 19 May 2013 and which is a test that requires a huge amount of discipline, sacrifice and effort. Furthermore, he will participate in another triathlon on 29 June in Madrid.
The building company Antana encourages you to get involved as well: if you would like to collaborate with this initiative, you can still do so by making a donation to the accounts below. If you do, please label your donation as "Reto Solidario Arturo 2013":
PSN Cambodia account number: 2100 3736 66 2200095100
Menudos Corazones account number: 2100 5738 95 0200013839