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Cycling around Germany for children with rare diseases

The Campaign

30 years ago, on 20.11.1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. All countries in the world, with the exception of the USA, ratified the document. Much has happened in world politics since 1989, but what has happened since then with regard to children's rights? How does the right of the child to the "highest obtainable standard of health" affect the everyday life of children with rare and chronic diseases? Jörg Richter wants to pursue this question in this year's bike tour for children with rare diseases.

Since 2015, the hobby sportsman from Würzburg (Germany) has dedicated his spectacular cycling tours to the "orphans of medicine", as children with rare diseases are also called. Together with the Care-for-Rare Foundation, Richter wants to ensure that these children receive more attention. This year, between May and September, he will be visiting the capitals of all countries bordering Germany on a round trip from Munich. On his way, the cyclist will visit children with rare diseases, their parents, doctors and nurses. He will also report about his experiences via social media:

Jörg Richter


"Help children with rare diseases! Strengthen their rights!

Join in!

Support Jörg on his tour:

  • Are you an affected family, self-help group, organisation for children with rare diseases? Jörg will be happy to visit you on his tour!
  • Do you deal with children's rights yourself? Get in touch with Jörg and discuss with him how to further develop the common cause.
  • Would you like to know more about Jörg Richter and support his mission? He would be happy to visit your club or your company and report on his tours and his work for children with rare diseases in an illustrated presentation.

Jörg Richter
Cyclist & Care-for-Rare Ambassador
Dr. Albrecht Matthaei
Managing Director Care-for-Rare Foundation
tel: + 49 - 89 - 4400 - 57982
Louisa-Dominique Riedel
Public Relations Officer Care-for-Rare Foundation
tel: + 49 - 89 - 4400 - 57947

  • Support the work of the Care-for-Rare Foundation for the rights of children with rare diseases with a donation to the account of the Sparkasse Ulm under the keyword "Children's medicine and children's rights".

IBAN: DE93 6305 0000 0000 0035 0035 33


Departure: May 8, 2019 Munich, Germany
Finish: September 20, 2019 Munich, Germany
Duration: 136 days = 19 weeks
Distance: approx. 8.000 km


(preliminary plan - status May 8, 2019)
Munich, May 8, 11.00 a.m., Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital
Bern, May 16
Paris, May 26 - 27
Saarbrücken, June 2 - 4
Luxembourg, June 7 - 8
Brussels, June 12 - 13
Kerpen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, June 17 - 23
The Hague, June 28 - 29
Amsterdam, June 30 - July 1
Hamburg, July 8 - 9
Copenhagen, July 17 - 19
Rostock, July 22
Berlin, July 27 - August 1
Warsaw, August 9 - 10
Wroclaw, August 16 - 17
Prague, August 26 - 27
Vienna, September 1 - 3
Munich, September 18 - 20


Jörg Richter is supported during his bike tour with donations in goods by the following partners:

Biehler Sportswear



Maier Sports


Paul Lange


Special thanks also go to the German Fire Brigade Association and the Bavarian State Fire Brigade Association for supporting Jörg Richter - who is a former professional firefighter himself.

Ihr Ansprechpartner:

Dr. Albrecht Matthaei

Tel: + 49 89 4400-57982
Fax: +49 89 4400-57702