Juan Ramón Lucas & Sandra Ibarra
Juan Ramón Lucas is a Spanish journalist and has worked for the Spanish TV channels Cadena Ser, Telecinco, Antena3, Telemadrid, Canal9, La Sexta, RNE and TVE over his career. He is currently working in Ondacero radio station, on one of the most popular evening radio programs.
In 2004, he won a Spanish TV Academy award as Best Communicator of Entertainment Programmes in Madrid, and in 2008 the Federation of Spanish TV and Radio Associations awarded him with a prize known as the Golden Microphone (Micrófono de Oro) for his work in radio. In 2011, he received the Antena de Oro Award in the radio category and the Ondas Award for his professional career.
Recently he has written his first novel “La Maldición de la Casa Grande” (“The Curse of the Big House”) about Miguel Zapata’s life, a visionary who revolutionised the business world in an area very close to La Manga Club resort, with the mines of Portman and La Unión.
Sandra Ibarra is a role model in the fight against cancer. At a very young age she battled with and overcame leukemia twice, and now dedicates all her time and energy to helping cancer patients to live with cancer and beat the illness.
She has been actively working for her own foundation, Fundación Sandra Ibarra de Solidaridad Frente al Cáncer, for more than 15 years and as an ambassador for the Messengers of Peace, raises funds for research in aid of the well-being of cancer patients. She has also published books on her own experience in addition to the many other projects she undertakes in aid of charity.
Her work has earned her public recognition, well reflected in the words of the then Prince of Asturias (current King Felipe VI of Spain) in September 2007, referring to her “generous, tireless and praiseworthy work as a person loved and known by all, who has been able to transmit a message full of hope to thousands of people affected by cancer”.