Country 2 Country 4 Cancer (C2C4C) 2024

The 2024 Country 2 Country 4 Cancer ride, organised by Bristol Myers Squibb, will feature more than 90 of the company's employees cycling in five European countries from 6-23 September to support UICC and selected members by raising funds to reduce the burden cancer and improve the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Germany Day 2 BMS Riders

The goal mission of C2C4C is to raise awareness for cancer research and European cancer organisations who are members of UICC. 

The 18-day event involves six teams each cycling a three-day segment. This year marks the 11th year of C2C4C and riding to fundraise for cancer, a tradition that was launched with the inaugural event taking place in the United States in 2014. Since 2016, nearly 540 Bristol Myers Squibb employees in Europe have raised more than USD 3.1 million through the C2C4C ride.  

In this 2024 edition, six teams will feature riders participating from 17 countries, including Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Who are the riders

The participants are novice riders who have committed themselves to five months of intensive training to complete their portion of the ride. Some have experienced cancer personally, 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 reduce the burden of cancer by supporting European cancer organisations, who are members of UICC.

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.

For more information about Bristol Myers Squibb, visit us at BMS.com or follow them on LinkedInTwitterYouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Why raise funds for cancer organisations

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2022, there were 20 million new cases and 9.7 million cancer-related deaths worldwide, and the number of cases are expected to rise further in the coming decade.

This is why Bristol Myers Squibb chooses to support the UICC and its members in their mission to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and ensure that cancer is a priority on the world health and development agenda. 

Each team rides and raises funds for members of UICC.

How to support the C2C4C 2023 ride

Click on a charity of below to support and donate to a local cancer patient organisation. Donations are open as of 3 June 2024.

Leg Team

Ride Date

Country Teams Route Charity Partner
1

Sept. 1-3 2023

Germany

Munich, Germany to Boudry, Switzerland

Initiative Krebskranke Kinder München e.V.

2

Sept. 4-6 2023

Italy, Switzerland & Austria

Boudry, Switzerland to Nimes, France

Italy: Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe (WALCE) 

Switzerland & Austria: CanSearCH

3

Sept. 7-9 2023

Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden 

Nimes, France to Girona, Espagne

Denmark: SMIL-Fonden

Finland: Association of Cancer Patients in Finland

Norway: AKTIV Mot Kreft

Sweden: Barncancerfonden

4

Sept. 10-12 2023

Spain & Portugal 

Girona, Espagne to Toulouse, France

Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer 

5

Sept. 13-15 2023

France 

Toulouse France to Paris

ELLyE

6

Sept. 16-18 2023

UK & Ireland

Netherlands & Belgium 

Paris, France to Uxbridge, UK

UK-Ireland: Maggie's Cancer Centres and The Irish Cancer Society 

Netherlands: Villa Joep 

Belgium: Belgium Foundation Against Cancer

 
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Romania

Riders in multiple segments

Asociatia Daruieste Viata / Give Life Association

Quotes

“Many of us have been personally touched by cancer, the C2C4C ride binds us together to work as a team in memory of our friends, family and the many cancer patients out there we strive to help every day through our work. I am in awe of how much this initiative means to us all on a deep level. I wanted to participate this year to play my part in raising money for UICC's members to support patients in getting the diagnosis, treatment and care they need to combat cancer.”
Monica Shaw, Senior Vice President European Markets, Bristol Myers Squibb
“This year’s edition of Country 2 Country 4 Cancer is an occasion to celebrate 11 years of this fundraising adventure. UICC has been with Bristol Myers Squibb for most of this incredible journey, and we are very grateful on behalf of our members for the company’s generosity in supporting cancer research and people living with cancer. We are looking forward to this year’s ride!”
Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC

Past editions

Commemorating a decade of Bristol Myers Squibb employees cycling for cancer research

Group of cyclists on a road through a corn field, with t-shirts featuring Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) and the Country 2 Country 4 Cancer ride
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More epic cycling rides in 2022 by BMS to fundraise for UICC members

Employees of Bristol Myers Squibb riding for the Ger Power Irish team in the 2021 Country to Country for Cancer ride
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Inside look at a record fundraise for the 2021 C2C4C ride

C2C4C ride - Netherland team in a huddle
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Continued support for UICC members despite C2C4C cancellation

© Bristol-Myers Squibb | C2C4C ride
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Bristol-Myers Squibb team completes fundraising ride across Europe

2019 C2C4C riders arrive at Bristol-Myers Squibb office in London, UK on 27 Sept. 2019
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95 Bristol-Myers Squibb cyclists set off on a 3,600km journey across Europe for cancer research

C2C4C bikers cheering
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Employees Cycle for Cancer Research

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

C2C4C - Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Bristol-Myers Squibb employees raise funds for UICC members

© Bristol-Myers Squibb | C2C4C ride
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Leg 1

Country Team – Germany & Czech Republic

Route: Munich, Germany to Boudry, Switzerland

Ride date: Sept. 6-8 2024

UICC members supported: 

Leg 2

Country Team – Italy & Switzerland-Austria

Route: Boudry, Switzerland to Nimes, France

Ride date: Sept. 9-11 2024

UICC members supported: 

Leg 3

Country Team – Nordics

Route: Nimes, France to Girona, Spain

Ride date: Sept. 12-14 2024

UICC members supported: 

Leg 4

Country Team – Spain-Portugal, Romania & Hungary

Route: Girona, Spain to Toulouse, France

Ride date: Sept. 15-17 2024

UICC members supported: 

Leg 5

Country Team – France & Poland

Route: Toulouse, France to Paris, France

Ride date: Sept. 18-20 2024

UICC members supported: 

Leg 6

Country Team – United Kingdom, Ireland & Benelux

Route: Paris, France to London, United Kingdom

Ride date: Sept. 21-23 2024

UICC members supported: 

Last update

Wednesday 15 May 2024

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