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Riding Towards Hope: NMDP Cycle’s Nationwide Mission

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A Journey of Compassion and Challenge

On March 30, the NMDP Cycle, previously known as the Be The Match® Tour de TC, embarks on a transformative six-ride tour across the United States.

This inspiring event is not just a test of endurance and strength but a beacon of hope for those awaiting life-saving blood stem cell transplants.

The tour kicks off in Texas with an awe-inspiring ride to witness the solar eclipse in Austin, then weaves through the picturesque landscapes of Napa’s wine country, the heartland of the Midwest, and the coastal beauty of the upper East Coast.

Pedaling for a Purpose

The NMDP Cycle is more than a series of cycling events; it’s a vital fundraising engine that empowers patients battling blood cancers and disorders like leukemia and sickle cell disease. With a fundraising target of $300,000, each pedal stroke contributes to patient assistance grants, vital research, and the growth of the NMDP Registry.

In 2023 alone, the NMDP Foundation allocated $5.6 million in grants, aiding over 2,600 patients and their families.

The Power of One: Bob Falkenberg’s Story

At the heart of NMDP Cycle’s narrative is Bob Falkenberg, a blood stem cell transplant recipient whose journey from patient to cycling advocate is nothing short of extraordinary.

Diagnosed with leukemia in 2009, Bob transformed his recovery path into a mission to fundraise and raise awareness for NMDP. His cycling odyssey, spanning over 25,000 miles and raising more than $150,000, epitomizes the spirit of giving and resilience.

Join the Movement

NMDP Cycle offers rides for various skill levels, making it accessible for anyone motivated to support this noble cause. From the scenic Eclipse Over Texas to the urban challenge of Milwaukee vs. Chicago, each event is a unique opportunity to make a difference.

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a novice rider, your participation can light up the path to recovery for many.

The Impact of Giving

Thanks to the collective efforts of participants and supporters, NMDP continues to break new ground in cell therapy research, offering new hope and life-saving treatments to patients in need. As we gear up for this year’s events, we’re reminded of the power of community and the difference each one of us can make in the lives of others.

Join this incredible journey. Register, donate, or simply spread the word about the NMDP Cycle. Together, we can pedal towards a future where every patient has the chance to receive their life-saving cell therapy.

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