To Antwerp 2024

CYCLING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

From Berne/Switzerland to Antwerp/Belgium, starting April 22, 2024

In spring 2024, I want to combine my passion with a good old Up With People element: I’m going to cycle from Berne/Switzerland to Antwerp/Belgium where the European Alumni Meeting (EAM) 2024 takes place. For every kilometer I’m doing I will donate 1 Euro to the Adina Foundation Uganda (adinafu.org) which is run by the Norwegian alumna Hilde Severisnen Sadnes. This way, roughly 800 Euros will be funded.

Do you want to be part of it? Open your home, fridge and surely your heart. In other words: Host me for a night, I’ll provide the stories. The route will be set according to the invitations but as a general idea I’m hoping to hit these cities: Biel – Basel – Freiburg im Breisgau (or Colmar) – Strassburg – Saarbrücken – Luxembourg. Once in Belgium, alumnis shall tell me where to go. So, I reach out for Swiss, German, French, Luxembourgish and Belgian alumni.

If you feel like cycling along for an hour or while I’m leaving a town, you’re more than welcome. Or just donate a small amount to the NGO. The more alumni are somehow involved, the better.

I will leave Berne around April, 22 th (or slightly later) and reach Antwerp around May 6th, just in time for the pre EAM program.

How to get in touch with me:
– E-Mail:  mark.balsiger@border-crossing.ch

Donations: please use this link:
https://whydonate.com/en/fundraising/up-with-people-supports-uganda