"For cancer patients, the diagnosis alone is a bitter stroke of fate. The subsequent fight against the disease is physically as well as mentally exhausting. A burden on both the sufferer and his family. For the healing process sport can have a very positive effect and help to gain hope, joy and new strength. That's why ideas, like the one by Marco Mattes, deserve our supported. He shows that in a functioning community everyone can do something good. True our cooperative idea "What one man does not do on his own, many will succeed."
- Peter Jost, (Manager of the marketing department) -
"When we heard about Marco's idea and his commitment to the initiative" Rowing against cancer ", we knew that we wanted to support him in his crazy project in the best possible way. Therefore, it is natural for us to equip him on his tour with the optimal sports clothing. So he will no longer have to fight against the weather, but only against his inner bastard! New Wave Sportswear wishes you every success Marco"
- Toni Seifert, (World Champion Germans-8th & Business Development Manager von New Wave) -
"His personal commitment to help fellow human beings suffering from cancer deserves our support. We always wish a hand's breadth of water under the keel."
- Marcel Mattes, (executive Director) -
"Marcos initiative 'rhine-rowing against cancer' is a wonderful and at the same time encouraging way of approaching this difficult topic. With our involvement with the 'German Sportsaid' and cause of the companys headquarter in the immediate vicinity to the Rhine, we knew straight away, that we would support this project. For his trip we wish Marco the very best!"
- Udo Klüwer (Manager of the marketing department) -
"We are working hard to develop new cancer therapies and improve patient lives. Therefore, we rely on the latest research and innovative forms of cooperation. It is also important to give a voice to the needs of cancer patients. In order to achieve this in today's media-dominated world, you sometimes have to take unusual paths. That's why we are happy to support this very special event by Marco Mattes."
- Carl Janssen (Oncology Lead Germany - executive Director Pfizer Pharma GmbH) -
"For over 100 years, the LIONS have been helping all over the world and with over 1.4 million members it makes us the largest aid organization in the world. Our mission is to empower others to engage themselves for other people, for humanitarian needs and for promoting peace and understanding among each other. One of our strategic goals is to help children with cancer to improve their chances of survival. So, what was closer than supporting Marco with a community of Lionsclubs?! To Marco: Good luck, always a handful of water under the keel, sleeves high, grab the skulls and row!"
- Dr. Detlev Chercham, (President, LC Karlsruhe-Fächer) -
- Dr. Andrea Litzenburger (President, LC Mainz) -
- Elmar Neuroth (President, LC Mainz-Schönborn) -
- Harald Düster (Webmaster, LC Dieblich) -
- Hanö Hegerl (President, LC Köln Rhenus) -
- Marc Krömer, (executive Director "Die Ruderwerkstatt") -
more sponsors & promoter
"As friends of the sport itself, we were of course immediately inspired by Marco's terrific idea. That's why the alpine sports store is very happy to support the project with professional equipment from Mountain Equipment and Salomon, so that his great and ambitious project will be a great success for a great cause."
- Heinz Nold, Owner -
J.N. Köbig GmbH
"As a local company in Mainz, we have been closely linked to rowing for many generations. From traditional and social responsibility for the people in our region, we support such great engagements as those of Marco Mattes."
- Markus Thurn, executive Director -
idea of Rhinerowing against cancer inspired us immediately.
Therefore, we support the project with a cash donation and the
courageous rower with provisions for a week."
- Lukas Krause, executive Director -
Mainzer Ruderverein 1878 e.V.
"A great advertisement for rowing, an outstanding athletic performance and a selfless commitment to children with cancer - we are happy to support all this as Marco's home rowing club."
- Martin Steffes-Mies, CEO -
Lotto Foundation Rhineland-Palatinate
„Respect for the sporting challenge. Respect and full support for doing something for cancer patients. Good luck and success, Marco Mattes "
- Frank Zwanziger, executive Director -
International Fellowship of Rowing Rotarians
"Marco stands for" rowing against cancer "in Mainz. And for many who, after their first experiences with it, have not stepped out of the rowboat, he stands for rowing itself. We appreciate the athletic performance as well as the selfless purpose, which we gladly support. Dear Marco, on the 1st of June we will accompany you with the "Rotary" a part of the way from Mannheim to Mainz."
- Hartmut Jaeger, President -
The Brick Lane Pastry
"As a band, we are very happy to support Marco and his fantastic project with our musical contribution against cancer. A great opportunity to help others"
- Niclas Ruppert, band member -
"We thank Marco for his great commitment and wish him every success for his project"
- Family Rötzer -
"Your company could be placed here!"