We are TEAM RYNKEBY
Team Rynkeby is a Nordic charity cycling team. Every summer we cycle to Paris to raise money for children with cancer and their families.
EVERY PENNY HELPS CHILDREN WITH CANCER
For almost a whole year participants must not only prepare themselves for the 1,200 kilometre trip to Paris but they are also obliged to do what they can to raise money for children with cancer and their families.
CHILDREN WITH CANCER
Team Rynkeby raises money to fight childhood cancer via our national fund-raising campaigns in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
Childhood cancer is a very serious illness. Scientists have made significant progress in recent years and they can now save the lives of 80% of children diagnosed with cancer. Even so, cancer is still the cause of most illness-related fatalities in children aged 1-15.
Furthermore, some of the children who survive cancer must live with severe side-effects caused by the treatment they have received. Some are infertile, some have to have limbs amputated, and some suffer brain damage and will therefore never be able to lead normal lives.
SCIENTISTS DON'T KNOW WHY CHILDREN GET CANCER
The key challenge with regard to fighting childhood cancer is that childhood cancer is not like adult cancer. In fact, scientists don't know why children get cancer.
There is therefore a need for dedicated research into cancer so that scientists can discover the causes and develop better and gentler methods of treatment, so that the children not only survive but are subsequently also able to live a normal life.
Most of the money that Team Rynkeby donates each year to children's cancer organisations in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland is spent on research into childhood cancer.
The overall aim of the Society is to achieve a higher survival rate and a reduction in the incidence of cancer.