On July 8, 2019, 13 amateur cyclists and two support drivers from Spain, Germany, and England will be meeting up in Munich to commence the 560 km (348 miles) ride to Vienna. All riders are self-funding their rides and are aiming to raise funds in support of World Spine Care, an international organization that is dedicated to improving lives in under served communities through sustainable, integrated, evidence-based spine care.
Why Is This Cause So Important?
• Because back and neck pain are the number one cause of global years lived with disability and are the fourth leading cause of disability-adjusted life years, affecting approximately one billion adults worldwide;
• Because spine pain impacts the world’s most vulnerable people. The prevalence of low back pain is greater among females, in those with less education, in those involved with heavy physical work, and in the presence of psycho social factors (stress, anxiety, catastrophizing depression).
• Because spinal pain contributes more to the global burden of disease than HIV, diabetes, malaria, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, breast and lung cancer combined, traffic injuries, and lower respiratory infections.
Every little bit helps! Please do what you can to help us reach our goal by making a donation today. All gifts will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
To learn more about World Spine Care and to read more about the European Spine Ride, visit: https://www.worldspinecare.org/european-spine-ride-2019/