Video: NBIA DA
It worked again - in 2022, 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 the donations collected are doubled by the University of Pennsylvania for amounts between US$ 20,000 and US$ 30,000. As a result, the US$ 38,735 collected became around US$ 68.735which can now be put out to tender again for a new BPAN research project.
This year, the charity bike race returned to its original format as a live event in Philadelphia, USA. However, people from all over the world were once again able to take part 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. For example, Noah Rusch and his family once again called on people to cycle for his son Laurin and, as last year, invited friends, relatives and acquaintances to cycle to his home, where the guests were treated to pizza from the wood-fired oven. In return, the guests brought plenty of donations for BPAN research. This campaign raised almost €2,980. But other families also collected donations, raising a further €1680. Hoffnungsbaum e.V. We were therefore able to transfer the impressive 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 the "Cycling for Laurin" campaign: