Star, Felisa, Rina, Begoña, Vicky and Rachel, five Spanish and one mexican, all survivors of breast cancer, travel to Bolivia to take on the Challenge Pelayo Life Andes 2019, the fifth edition of this expedition, which has been presented this Wednesday, one more year with the goal of convey a message of optimism for all patients.
" cancer need support, need, and prevention research, since science is the only possibility to eradicate the cancer, or at least, turn it into a chronic disease and not fatal," said Vicky Martinez, spokesman for the group #Andes2019, who has claimed that all the cancer has been "taught to fight". "The Challenge will show us that there is nothing that we will not be able to do," he added.
The six expeditionary, have been chosen from among 282 women that they wanted to be part of this adventure this year, will travel more than 100 km in MTB on the desert, largest salt, the Salar de Uyuni, and also climb the Nevado Sajama, the highest peak of Bolivia and the tenth highest volcano in the world. The 6542 m of altitude and the difficulty of the terrain, with sections exposed with penitents, cracks, and some extremely low temperatures, makes this challenge, surely, the adventure is more complicated in these five editions.
A challenge and this puts to test the physical strength and psychological of the team members, who are in the challenge this year, a feat that demonstrates excellence, courage, optimism and strength. "The sport, the good food, the desire for self-improvement and aspiration to take advantage of every time have been key to be able to leave behind the cancer and submitted to this Challenge", pointing from the organization.
With the adventures in Kilimanjaro, Transatlantic, Polar, Annapurna Bike and Andes, this challenge has already been able to fulfill the dream of 26 women who, after overcoming the cancer, confirmed the certainty of that after this severe illness there is a lot of life and also stories of overcoming incredible.
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