Nobody wants to hear “you have cancer”, nobody.
An avid cyclist, Guido De Wilde, approached his cancer journey like a challenging bike ride – an endurance race – and when he recovered it was important to him to give back. Guido knows first-hand the impact of a cancer diagnosis and, with Cycle Against Cancer, he wanted to deliver a message of hope to other cancer patients and raise funds for Al Jalila Foundation to help patients in need.
The 7-day charity cycling challenge from Guido’s home country of Belgium to Italy (from Waterloo to Bergamo) covered 1,200 kilometres and climbing 14,000 metres. The team faced torrential rains, high speed winds and steep climbs but remained determined to achieve their goal. Their efforts paid off! The campaign raised an incredible AED 370,000 to support the fight against cancer.
“I am so proud we were able to deliver on our promise. It was a result of doing the right thing as one team and of the tremendous response we received from the community. We are hugely grateful and thank all donors for their generosity.”
Congratulations to the team: Guido De Wilde, Luc Vercruyssen, Filip De Grauwe, Filip Lauwers, Jan Dhont, Servee Palmans, Tim Derry, Walter Roelants and Wim Tavernier. We are incredibly proud of how they used their passion for cycling for the greater good.
Guido is proof that “there is life after cancer” and his story spreads hope and inspiration to others on the same journey.
Click here to watch a recap of Cycle Against Cancer.