Team Rynkeby is a North European charity cycling team, who cycles to Paris every summer to raise money for seriously ill children. In 2018, the team donated in total €9.4 million to this cause. In Sweden, the entire donation goes to the Childhood Cancer Foundation. Orwak will be a proud sponsor of Team Rynkeby 2019, when a member of our team, Anders Lorentzson, is one of the devoted cyclists.
BY BIKE TO PARIS TO SEE TOUR DE FRANCE
Team Rynkeby was founded in 2002, when 11 enthusiastic amateur cyclists decided to ride to Paris to see the final stage of Tour de France. The juice producer Rynkeby Foods was the main sponsor of their trip, but the cyclists were so accomplished at finding sponsors that, when the team returned to Denmark, they had made €5100 profit, which they donated to the children’s cancer unit at Odense University Hospital. A new tradition was born!
2100 CYCLISTS FROM SEVEN COUNTRIES
Today’s Team Rynkeby involves 2100 cyclists divided into 54 local teams in the Nordic countries and Germany. The team members are selected from thousands of applicants and for almost a full year the energetic participants must not only prepare themselves for the 1300 km trip to Paris, but they are also obliged to do what they can to raise money for children with critical illnesses. In Sweden, the entire amount from the national sponsors is donated to the Childhood Cancer Foundation.
ORWAK IS A PROUD SPONSOR
“To help children with cancer is definitely a worthy cause that warms our hearts and creates engagement. At Orwak we are happy to be one of the sponsors of Team Rynkeby 2019 and we are proud of our team member Anders, who is committed to this project and will be one of the enthusiastic participants cycling to Paris in summer!”
About The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation
The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation works to fight childhood cancer and ensures that affected children, teens and their families receive the care and the support they need.
It operates exclusively on the basis of donations from individuals and the private sector, and receives no grants from the national government, the municipalities or the county councils.
The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation is the single largest financier of childhood cancer research in Sweden, and also provides financial support to the development of new treatment methods and continuing education in the field of childhood cancer. Read more about the foundation