The Félix Mantilla Foundation is a private, not-for-profit foundation whose purpose is to promote health through sport and encourage healthy lifestyles, as well as to help finance skin cancer programmes and promote research.
Established by Félix Mantilla in 2010, the Foundation is made up of a team of professionals who are close to him, collaborators, volunteers, and his dermatologist, Dr. Josep Malvehy. Thanks to his hard work and commitment, the Foundation’s message to raise awareness about skin cancer and promote health in sport has been conveyed around the world.
The Félix Mantilla Foundation focuses in particular on people who practice outdoor sports, both amateurs and professionals, as they are exposed to the sun for long periods of time and are therefore more likely to suffer from skin complaints.
Félix Mantilla decided to create the Foundation after recovering from a skin cancer, which had forced him to temporarily give up his professional tennis career. This unexpected turn in his life had a profound affect on Félix, and led him to reassess his values in life, which resulted in his decision to make his story public in order to raise people’s awareness and educate them about skin cancer.