The 21st edition of Ride for the Roses event, a bicycle riding initiative to raise money for the fight against brain cancer, has raised 520,000 euros. The money will be going towards research into brain cancer. This ambitious project is led by Professor Elly Hol of the UMC in Utrecht in cooperation with the KWF, the national fund for the fight against cancer.
With the research, the UMC hopes for a breakthrough in the fight against this aggressive form of cancer. In addition to the UMC, the Adamas entrance home in Nieuw-Vennep will also be receiving a part of the funding. The Asamas home hosts people who are involved in cancer have or have had experience cancer.
During the Ride for the Roses participants choose to cycle 25, 50, 80 or 100 kilometers. The event has already been held in the Haarlemmermeer region this year. Around five thousand people took part. Next year, the event will be taking place in the regions of Goes and Zeeland.
Source: RTV Utrecht