FULFILLING DREAMS:A 10-day, 1,100km cycling challenge is aimed at promoting exercise as part of the treatment process for cancer sufferers in recovery
Date: Nov 02, 2015
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
About 70 cancer patients gathered at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei yesterday
morning before setting off on a 10-day cycling trip around Taiwan — an annual event held by the Taiwanese Anti-Cancer Association.
The cycling trip, titled “Unbeatable rider, 1,000km challenge,” is held each year to encourage cancer patients to exercise more often, to have courage and the will to go ahead in fulfilling their life dreams, as well as to fight cancer bravely, the association said.
The cycling event, in its fifth year, began yesterday when President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) fired the starting shot.
Dozens of cyclists are expected to complete the roughly 1,100km trip in 10 days, arriving back to Taipei on Nov. 10. [FULL STORY]