A bike tour for the fight against leukemia!
What is behind the motivation to
"Ride for ALL"?
The fate of my wife Alicia, who unfortunately developed 2019 Acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL) and lost her battle against blood cancer, motivates me to do this. I was allowed to accompany Alicia on her difficult journey and learn so much from her in the process. So I want to share her story and tell you about this serious illness ...
Leukemia knows no national borders - the means to cure this, unfortunately, do. Medical advances are making leukemia more and more curable, but unfortunately these treatments are not available to all sufferers in the world. It was therefore a special concern and dearest wish for Alicia to be active for leukemia patients in South America, her home continent, after her recovery. Also the DKMS is active in Chile ...
4.500 km across Europe
The chosen route for the tour from Paderborn to Lisbon leads over 4.500 km and stripes through 8 countries, over the Alps and along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coast, over the Way of St. James in northern Spain to the capital of Portugal - the westernmost point in Europe Mainland, the point closest to the American continent. Here you can find a detailed description of the subsections ...
Acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL) was the doctor's diagnosis in April 2019 when my wife Alicia fell ill. An aggressive form of blood cancer that Alicia had to fight and a fight that she sadly lost in the end.
All over the world, numerous people develop blood cancer every minute - in Germany alone every 12 minutes. Often only a stem cell donation will help them. Alicia very much wished that as many people as possible could be given the hope of a second life.
Arrived! After 4.518 kilometers and 36.600 meters in altitude - divided into 59 stages - Bruno and I cycled into Lisbon. Before that we stopped on the last stage at Cabo da Roca - the westernmost point of Europe. There we were closer than ever to the goal of our journey - the people in South America who contract blood cancer and have to fight for their lives. And unfortunately with much worse conditions than here in Germany.
Therefore we are at 3 April 2022 started and finished our tour 79 days later after crossing 9 countries, over the Alps, past the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. However, the fight against blood cancer and our commitment to patients should not end there - I would like to continue to call for donations and promote registration. For now by covering my trip, but most certainly in the future with a new tour – Ride for All 2.0 so to speak!
Everyone can be a lifesaver - every euro helps!
IBAN: DE59 6407 0085 0179 0005 08
Deutsche Bank Reutlingen
Keyword: Ride 4 ALL
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