Stages of the trip
When will our rower be at your place?
Marco Mattes will row down the whole Rhine in a skiff for children with cancer. He wants to draw attention to the illness and generate donations. Numerous rowing- and watersport clubs do support him on his way down the river - We thank you a lot for your support!
Bregenz to Konstanz (RV Neptun)
Konstanz to Schaffhausen (RC Schaffhausen)
Schaffhausen to Koblenz, CH (WSV Waldshut)
Koblenz, CH to Basel (Basler RC)
Basel to Breisach (Breisacher RV)
Breisach to Straßburg (Kehler Paddlergilde)
Straßburg to Karlsruhe (Karlsruher RV Wiking)
Karlsruhe to Mannheim (Mannheimer RC)
Mainz to Boppard (RC Germania Boppard)
Boppard to Remagen (WSV Remagen)
Remagen to Köln (Kölner RV)
Köln to Düsseldorf (RC Germania Düsseldorf)
Düsseldorf to Wesel (Wesler Kanu-Club)
Wesel to Nijmegen (RV de Waal de Nijmeegse)
+ 1 day
Nijmegen to Dordrecht (Roeiafdeling van KDR&ZV)
Dordrecht to Rotterdam (Hoek van Holland)
The stages are of course associated with the weather conditions, which allow rowing onto the Rhine. Of course, the health and safety of our rower stands above the reach of the daily stage. If these factors are given, there should be no obstacle to reach the stages goals.
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE CLUBS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. YOU MADE THE TOUR POSSIBLE!
Trip & Plans
What moves the foundation and me to the trip onto the Rhine
It has been scientifically proven that sport can positively counteract cancer and significantly increase life expectancy. I will row for this message!- Marco Mattes -
We would like to raise awareness about the importance of sport in cancer diseases and then finance specific sports projects for children.
- Stiftung Leben mit Krebs -
This year (May/June 2019) Marco Mattes will be rowing for the good cause and three final sports projects for children with cancer.
His plan: He will row down the whole Rhine in a skiff - from Bregenz (AUT) to Rotterdam (NL). With this great trip he wants to draw attention to one of the central diseases of the 21st century: cancer.
He will cover about 1.100km (700 miles) on the water and will float past the most beautiful cities and landscapes of Central Europe. At certain times he has to carry around the boat and will spend all nights in rowing & water sports clubs along the Rhine.
Your support is needed to communicate the message, that sport in particular can help people with cancer. Together, let us set a sign against cancer and help children with cancer directly with your 1 euro donation.
How the idea has been arised?
"The idea arose because of my many years working for the foundation. Since its founding in 2005, it has set itself the goal of improving the quality of life for cancer patients by therapy-supporting measures.
As a platform and figurehead, the biggest charity series in Germany - "Rowing against Cancer" - was launched, in which amateurs consisting of physicians, patients and private individuals compete against each other on the regatta. For almost 10 years now I am involved as a rowing coach and project manager in the organization of regattas and the training of amateur teams. That's why this regatta series is personally close to my heart.
With the support of the Foundation, I want to take this event to a whole new level in order to sensitize even more people along the Rhine to this topic. At the same time, I want to generate donations for sports therapies and projects for children with cancer. "