Varsovia challenge

Buying your kilometer you will come along with Irai and more children like her to Varsovia, where they will be able to access to a gene therapy treatment to fight against their rare disease. Please, join Fundación Columbus challenge by getting your kilometers and let’s make the cure a reality.

  / 2847 km donated.

Areas of action

At the Fundación Columbus, we strive to contribute to the progress of society, promoting and disseminating culture and science while driving social initiatives to help those most in need.


To facilitate the access to more advanced and effective therapies for those who most need them, in order to attain increased hope and an improved quality of life.



To promote musical culture as a tool for personal development and social cohesion.



To drive Spanish scientific innovation to obtain new and more effective treatments, which have a real impact.

Irai: the girl who was born twice

Irai is one of the 150 patients affected worldwide by Aromatic Amino Acid Decarboxylase deficiency –AADC deficiency– also known as juvenile Parkinson’s. A disease that, until now, had no cure. However, gene therapy is changing the history.



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Upcoming events:

“PAIN AND HOPE”  2021 October 26, 27 and 30, at 9:00 p.m.

Fundación Columbus will organize a tour of three concerts that will culminate in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela on October 30. The concerts will present a program that is framed under the title “Pain and hope”.

The tour will begin on October 26 at the Cathedral of Orense, will continue on the 27 at the Basilica of Santa María la Mayor in Pontevedra and will close at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela on October 30. All concerts will take place at 9pm. Those of Orense and Pontevedra will be freely accessible and a zero row will be established, making a donation through the Foundation’s website indicating in the concept “Pain and Hope”. The one in Santiago, by invitation only. The events are aimed at raising funds to treat children Meir and Yehudit, two Israeli brothers who suffer from a disease known as Childhood Parkinson’s (AADC).

The musical program to be performed will include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, as well as arias and duets by Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. It aims to establish a parallel with the path that people affected by these rare diseases and their families follow in the search for a cure.

First-class international artists will participate, such as the Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught and the soprano Auxiliadora Toledano, together with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, all of them conducted by maestro Ramón Tebar. Fundación Columbus will make a video of the Santiago Cathedral concert that will feature the stage direction of Rafael Villalobos.


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