WORLD CANCER DAY 2022

4th February 2022

BE PART OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST VIRTUAL CYCLING EVENTS ON ZWIFT SUPPORTING THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Cycling with purpose

Thousands of cyclists and some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment will join forces with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise awareness about cancer and help prevent millions of people from dying prematurely.

Celebrities already confirmed for the 2022 edition of World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge include Sir Mo Farah, Dirk Nowitzki, Romain Grosjean, DeAngelo Williams and Paula Radcliffe, with many more still to be announced in the coming weeks. Broadcast live worldwide, our celebrities will go head to head in the virtual world of Zwift all with one ultimate goal – to chase down Sir Mo Farah, our defending champion who will race the same distance, but on a treadmill.

The 6 very popular Community Rides will be hosted by an enviable stable of world class athletes, triathletes and cyclists, so don’t be surprised when you find yourself going pedal to the metal with your favourite Ironman, Tour de France superstar or a triathlon Hall of Famer.

WHY WE RIDE

UNITING ON WORLD CANCER DAY

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is recognised as the day when the world unites in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.

 

This year’s World Cancer Day theme, “Close the Care Gap”, is all about raising awareness of the equity gap that affects millions, in high as well as low- and middle-income countries, and is costing lives. 

Join us on 4 February and help close the cancer care gap for a cancer-free world.

SUPPORTING THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Throughout the world, there is a lack of access to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, resulting in millions of people dying prematurely.

With COVID-19 disrupting and delaying essential cancer services, your support is needed now more than ever.

All donations raised through the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge go directly to the Union for International Cancer Control, the world’s oldest and largest cancer fighting organisation. Help by making an individual donation or fundraise amongst your community, friends and family.

Your support will make a critical difference in the global fight against cancer.

TOGETHER, LET’S RIDE ON ZWIFT

  • Join thousands of riders from around the world
  • Take part in a unique, virtual ride, no matter where you are
  • Ride for fun, for your health and from the comfort of your home
  • See how you measure up against the pros and celebrities
  • Most of all, do it for a good cause and have fun while doing it!

THANK YOU!

“Confronted with the unique crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the inspiring progress that has been made in cancer prevention and treatment is at risk. If we want to see the cancer burden reduced – not increased – in the coming years, we need concerted, collective action by individuals, organisations and governments. We would like to thank everyone for taking part in the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge to play their part in fighting cancer.”

Cary ADAMS, Chief Executive Officer, 

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

OUR CELEBRITIES SUPPORTERS

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

Show your support by wearing the official World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge cycling jersey and cap, made by Le Col.

Part of the profits from the sale of the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge merchandise go to the Union for International Cancer Control.

DONATION USE

100% of all donations go directly to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) the largest and oldest global cancer-fighting organisation.

UICC unites and supports the global cancer community in its efforts to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity and to ensure that cancer control remains a priority on the global health agenda. Through opportunities such as training and fellowships, UICC gives cancer professionals the best chance of doing a better job tomorrow than they already do today.

FAQ

World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge takes place on World Cancer Day, 4th February 2022.

There are six start times:

  • Ride 1 with : 6 pm Eastern Australian Time – Sydney (GMT/UTC +11)
  • Ride 2 : 6 pm Singapore Standard Time (GMT/UTC +8)
  • Ride 3: 6 pm Gulf/UAE Standard Time (GMT/UTC +4)
  • Ride 4: 6 pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC +0)
  • Ride 5: 6 pm Eastern Standard Time – New York (GMT/UTC -5)
  • Ride 6: 6 pm Pacific Standard Time – Los Angeles (GMT/UTC -8)

World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge is a virtual ride that takes place online on the Zwift training and racing app. 

In Zwift, you will need to select “World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge” and choose your start time.

There is no entry fee for individual participation. However, you will need to have access to the Zwift app, which costs US$14.99 / £12.99 per month after a 7-day trial period. You can cancel your subscription at any time. 

For more information, get in touch at info@solidaritychallenge.com

The rides are suitable for all levels of cyclists.

Zwift is a training and racing app that connects to your bike and allows you to ride with cyclists from around the world in a virtual environment.

To participate in the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge, you will need the Zwift app. If you don’t have Zwift, you can easily sign up here for a 7-day free trial. After the free trial period, the app costs US$14.99 / £12.99 per month which can be cancelled at any time.

To get set up on Zwift, you will need: 

  • a bike 
  • a connector compatible with Zwift 
  • a subscription to Zwift
  • a smartphone/tablet/laptop 
  • internet connection.

All funds raised from the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge will benefit the Union for International Cancer Control in supporting the global cancer community.

Working with its 1,200 member organisations around the world, UICC unites and strengthens the voices of the international cancer community, ensures cancer remains a priority on the global health agenda, and through opportunities such as training and fellowships, gives cancer professionals the best chance of doing a better job tomorrow than they already do today.

You can donate online directly here

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