Sports in Pronsfeld and Prüm for children with cancer

24 hour fundraising
Runners, hikers and cyclists collect kilometers for children with cancer

At a charity sports campaign in Pronsfeld and Prüm at the beginning of July, donations will be collected for the Association to Support Children with Cancer. Each participant can voluntarily donate an amount per kilometer.

The idea to raise money for children through physical activity came to Frank Dinter and Matthias Heck during a 300-kilometre tour last year. The 24-hour challenge will begin on the weekend, July 2, 4 p.m. Until July 3, 4 p.m., where you can run, walk, hike, or bike. Each participant collects kilometers and donates the distance traveled or searches for a sponsor.

The goal is to collect as many kilometers and therefore donations as possible in order to support the Association for Children with Cancer in Trier. Because of Corona, the association lost huge sums in the form of donations, according to the organizer’s website kfkschneifel – Kilometers for Schneifel Children.

“We want to make up for that loss a little bit with our campaign,” Waltrud Holber says. A running therapist from Pronsfeld is taking part in the campaign. I organized a 24-hour relay for the runners, with at least two runs day and night. The experienced trainer has already set up several charitable campaigns, including Rock & Run in Prüm, the 100km run from Trier to Pronsfeld and most recently a fundraiser for flood victims in Ahr, Kyll and Prüm in the spring.

This is how the 24-hour sports campaign works

If you want to participate in both days, you can enter and exit at any time. For each kilometer you specify an amount that you want to donate. You can either register online or have your name automatically put on a list at the old Pronsfeld train station at Café Stullwerk and then give the miles away. “We can then work out how many kilometers everyone involved has covered,” says Waltraud Holber.

At the Pronsfeld running meeting place (in the bike path car park), there is bicyclist Either you tackle a longer course in consultation with others or decide for yourself which direction you want to go. The Racers and pedestrians Also start at the place of the current meeting and it will always turn around in the form of a star after five kilometers and return to the starting point. There is also a food stall there.

The Walker You have the opportunity to walk specific trails around Pronsfeld. Tracks to this can be found on the dashboard at the venue of the ongoing meeting. There are suggestions for roads from five to 21 kilometres.

Attention is paid to the physical health of the spectators and participants of the locomotive in the Stullwerk Café and at the brewery in Prüm. On Saturday, July 2, there will be live music between 12 noon and 4 pm with Bleialf’s “Take two” on the train carriage in Pronsfeld.

Matthias Heck and Frank Dainter, the main initiators of the challenge, set a goal of completing 500 kilometers by bike within 24 hours. If you would like to participate in Waltraud Holper’s 24-hour relay, register at 06556/7163 or 0171/3612470. Everyone has the opportunity to get in and out as they like. “The result only plays a secondary role. What matters is the joint venture and the good idea that makes the difference.”

Planned annual challenge

Waltraud Holber says childhood cancer is a painful, stressful and challenging process for the child and their family. The Association for the Advancement of Children with Cancer supports affected families in a non-bureaucratic way and helps them directly and in an uncomplicated manner. “It is important to us that this assistance is transferred in our area. 100 percent of the donations will benefit the bonding of children with cancer and their parents,” the initiators say, and they continue: “Everyone is welcome for the good cause.”

Organizers want to create a fundraiser and plan a new challenge once a year. The money raised is donated to a project that is redefined each year or to a foundation that supports children in the area.

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