Cycling for BPAN - Million Dollar Bike Ride 2022 again a great success!

from | July 15, 2022

Video: NBIA DA

It worked again - also in 2022, as part of the Million Dollar Bike Ride (MDBR, https://www.milliondollarbikeride.org/) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia far exceeded the US$ 20,000 mark: Almost US$ 39,000 in donations were collected!

The interesting thing about the MDBR is that if the amount raised is between US$20,000 and US$30,000, the University of Pennsylvania will match it. As a result, the collected US$ 38,735 became about US$ 68.735, which can now be tendered again for a e new BPAN research project.

It is true that this year this charity bike race returned to its original mode as a live event in Philadelphia, USA. However, people from all over the world were once again able to participate virtually. This gave us in Germany the chance to be there again to raise funds for the NBIA variant BPAN together with our partner organization in the USA, the NBIA Disorders Association (NBIA DA). Hoffnungsbaum e.V. called for donations in Germany. Thus, Noah Rusch and his family again called for cycling for his son Laurin and, like last year, invited friends, relatives and acquaintances to cycle to him, where the guests were fed with pizza from the wood-fired oven. In return, the guests brought plenty of donations for BPAN research. Thus, almost € 2,980 was collected through this action. But also other families collected donations and so another 1680 € came together. Hoffnungsbaum e.V. was able to transfer the proud sum of 4,660 € (US$ 4,867) to the USA. We are very grateful to all donors, but also to the many helpers who made this success possible!

Impressions of the MDBR 2022 in the USA and of the "Cycling for Laurin" campaign:

Photos: Noah Rusch

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