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Bristol Myers Squibb employees are riding for cancer patients!
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The 2021 Country 2 Country 4 Cancer ride organised by Bristol Myers Squibb will feature more than 150 of the company's employees cycling in seven European countries from 3-20 September in support of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and selected members to raise funds with the aim of accelerating the fight against cancer and facilitating a better life for cancer patients.

About the 2021 Country 2 Country 4 Cancer Ride

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For the 6th year, the 2021 edition of the Country 2 Country 4 Cancer (C2C4C) ride will feature more than 150 Bristol Myers Squibb employees riding in-country routes in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium and the United Kingdom for nearly 3,000 kilometers from 3-20 September. Eight teams will feature riders participating from 14 countries including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The goal of C2C4C is to raise awareness for cancer research and European cancer organisations who are members of the UICC.

How to support the C2C4C 2021 ride

Click on the charity of your country below to support and donate to a local cancer patient organisation:

Leg Team

Ride Date

Ride Country Team 2020 Team 2021 Charity Partner
1

3th-5th Sept 2021

Germany

 

The Pedal Pushers

Sweat for Survival

Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (DKB)

1

 

3th-5th Sept 2021

 

Switzerland

The Pedal Pushers

Sweat for Survival

CanSearCH

2

6th-8th Sept 2021

Italy

Ride4Life

Perseverance

Associazione Italiana contro le Leucemie - Linfomi e Mieloma – Pazienti (AIL)

3

7th -9th Sept 2021

 

Switzerland

(The Nordic teams will be riding across Switzerland)

The Northern Lights

Pedaling for Patients

Norway: Aktiv Mot Kreft 

Denmark:  Smilfonden 

Sweden: BarnCancerFonden

Finland: Association of Cancer Patients In Finland 

4

12th-14th Sept 2021

 

Spain

Pedal Warriors

Easy Beats

Fundación Sandra Ibarra

5

15th-17th Sept 2021

 

France

FACT (Fight Against Cancer Together)

Bike Magic Spirit

Laurette Fugain

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18th-20th Sept 2021

 

Belgium

The Last Leg

The Spin Doctors

Belgium: Belgium Foundation Against Cancer

Netherlands: Vereniging Kinderkanker Nederland

6

18th-20th Sept 2021

 

U.K.

The Last Leg

The Spin Doctors

Maggie's Cancer Centres

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Who are the riders

The participants are novice riders who have committed themselves to 5 months of intensive training to complete their portion of the ride. Some are cancer survivors, others have witnessed the devastating impact of cancer on friends and family. All are dedicated Bristol Myers Squibb employees who are riding to help raise funds to fight against cancer by supporting European cancer organisations, who are members of UICC. 

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“On the 2nd day of the C2C4C ride in 2019, one of our co-riders learned that his wife was just diagnosed with breast cancer. Suddenly, all the efforts with training and fundraising made a lot more sense to all of us. The next day, Emma’s name was on our t-shirts and on top of our minds while climbing the Els Angels towards Girona.” 

Maria Ulvestad & Trine Tolstrup

Why raise funds for cancer organisations

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. Each year, there are 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million  cancer-related deaths worldwide, and these numbers are growing.

This is why Bristol Myers Squibb has chosen to support the UICC and its members in their mission to reduce the global cancer burden and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.

Encourage your colleagues, families and friends to donate, as cancer affects us all. Each team rides and raises funds for members of the Union for International Cancer Control.

About Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

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Past editions
© Bristol-Myers Squibb | C2C4C ride
21 September 2020
News

Continued support for UICC members despite C2C4C cancellation

While the 5th edition of Country 2 Country 4 Cancer, due to take place this September, had to be called off because of COVID-19, Bristol-Myers Squibb, who sponsors the event, is continuing its generous support of UICC member organisations.

2019 C2C4C riders arrive at Bristol-Myers Squibb office in London, UK on 27 Sept. 2019
27 September 2019
News

Bristol-Myers Squibb team completes fundraising ride across Europe

The fourth edition of the European Country 2 Country 4 Cancer (C2C4C) ride - which started on 9 September in Munich – came to an end with riders crossing the finish line at the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) London office in Uxbridge.

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10 September 2019
News

95 Bristol-Myers Squibb cyclists set off on a 3,600km journey across Europe for cancer research

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer-related deaths worldwide in 2018, and these numbers are growing. 

This is why for the fourth year running, Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global biopharmaceutical company, has chosen to support the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and its members by raising funds for the fight against cancer.

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23 August 2018
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Employees Cycle for Cancer Research

In a few weeks, the 3rd edition of the European Country 2 Country 4 Cancer ride organised by Bristol-Myers Squibb will take place supporting the Union for International Cancer Control and selected members to raise funds with the aim of accelerating the fight against cancer and facilitating a better life for cancer patients.

C2C4C - Bristol-Myers Squibb
24 October 2017
News

Bristol-Myers Squibb employees rode over 3,600 km across Europe for cancer patients

UICC is very proud to report another successful edition of the European Country 2 Country 4 Cancer (C2C4C) ride organised in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) to raise funds for cancer organisations across Europe.

© Bristol-Myers Squibb | C2C4C ride
27 June 2017
News

Bristol-Myers Squibb employees raise funds for UICC members

The 2nd edition of the European Country 2 Country 4 Cancer ride organised by Bristol-Myers Squibb will take place in September supporting the Union for International Cancer Control and selected members to raise funds with the aim of accelerating the fight against cancer and facilitating a better life for cancer patients.

Last update: 
Thursday 22 July 2021
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