Special thanks to ALL sponsors for your support. You were the foundation stone!
"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) -
"A great guy - a fascinating idea - an outstanding fundraising purpose - whoever comes to us with a request for support has good arguments in his hands. We are very happy to support the project of Marco Mattes and accompany him on his way through a common Europe. With a message that could not be more important: To draw attention to the fight of many children against cancer and the need to fight against it together! Dear Marco - Good luck and enjoyment on your tour and always a handful of water under the keel of your >FILIPPI Coastal<."
- 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 -
"Of course we do support such an ambitious charity project. For decades it has been a matter of the heart for Marco to give young people access to sport. He now crowns this with his project for children with cancer. We look forward to see you in Mainz and we wish our Pumuckl all the best."
- Steffen Grummt, Deputy Head of Department -
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 -
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 -
SPIZ - Wagrain
"Not only our specialist sports shop is in the center, but for us also the sport itself. The fact that Marco gives diseased children access to sport is something we were more than thrilled about, which is why we provide the best possible support for his training preparations in the mountains with our best material."
- Manuel Steinbacher, Owner -
"We thank Marco for his great commitment and wish him every success for his project"
- Family Rötzer -
"As a website builder, Webnode supports projects which are created for charitable and meaningful purposes. We are proud to allow Marco designing his website and presenting his great project. We are eagerly awaiting the launch of this brave super event and anticipate, when it starts on May 23. Ahoy! Marco, we wish you Power & Sun and say: "Keep calm! And row on!"
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 -
"I was totally excited when I heard about Marcos plans and I knew I want to make a film about it. He trained month before the tour in the gym and on water. Just the best for the project and I would be happy to welcome you in Mainz on 1st of June."
"I already know Marco from other projects before, as the "Rowing against cancer"-events. As I heard he would make a stop in Cologne, I knew that I'll support him there too. Rhinerowing against cancer is an amazing project about initative, willing power and social engagement. I hope the video supports this project in the right way."