Munich Tumour Centre supports projects focussing on involvement in positive and healthy activities such as sport.

Sailingrebels. Your life. Your adventure.

Young adults who are suddenly diagnosed with cancer simply want to be normal again, live life to the full and prove that they are back again in full form. Sailingrebels is a charitable organisation offering young adults with cancer the chance to join offshore sailing trips. Find out more about the Sailingrebels at: Opens external link in new windowwww.segelrebellen.de

Bike tour from Eichstätt to Australia

The Munich Tumour Centre (TZM) is proud to be able to support the special dream of Sebastian Hiller (from Eichstätt) to cycle around the world. The young sportsman is a role model for us of courage, willpower and determination. True to the motto "exercise is health"! Find out more about his project on his website: Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterwww.bastiontour.com/blog/

Meetings, congresses and events

To make sure that you are always well informed we will present all meetings, congresses and events on the topic of "exercise and cancer" on this page.

Munich and surrounding area

2016 Patient Day of the Munich Tumour Centre

Over 400 patients, relatives and doctors attended this year's Patient Day on 09 April 2016 in order to take part in the "Health discussion for cancer patients". In addition to topics from the fields of complementary medicine, nutrition and psycho-oncology, Sports Science graduate Anika Berling from the chair of prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine at the Technische Universität München and the Klinikum rechts der Isar made an important contribution to the day with her presentation on the topic of "Physical activity and cancer". She explained to the patients the positive effects of sport and exercise therapy and addressed the issue from a scientific perspective of whether exercise can improve the prognosis of the disease. She also gave patients helpful tips on which forms and applications of health insurance companies and the Deutsche Rentenversicherung can be used to cover the costs of sport and exercise therapy.

Anika Berling's entire presentation is available Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen Fensterhere (German only).

An interview on the topic of sports groups for cancer patients in Bavaria (from 2013) with Anika Berling can be found Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterhere (German only).

Cycling against cancer 2016

On Saturday 23 July 2016 it's time once again... For the fourth time pedalling in support of the Bayerische Krebsgesellschaft e.V. will commence. The tour goes from HELIOS Amper-Klinikum Dachau to Kloster Weltenburg. If you would like to cycle and donate to a good cause, you can find more information Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einhere.

Avon-Frauenlauf 2016 (women's race)

The 12th Munich Avon-Frauenlauf will take place in the 'Englischer Garten' on Sunday 02 October 2016. Many sports enthusiasts will again be on the start line in the categories of 5km run, 10km tun and 5km walk to raise funds for wom

en affected by breast cancer who are facing financial difficulties. The event also serves the purpose of bringing the topics of early detection of cancer and prevention back into the spotlight. Find out more information and how to apply to take part in the run Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterhere (German only).

On the same day the 3rd men's run against cancer of the Bayerische Krebsgesellschaft e.V. is taking place. The money raised also goes to the Brustkrebs-Härtefonds (breast cancer hardship fund) of the Bayerische Krebsgesellschaft e.V. Find out more Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterhere (German only).

Across Germany

Rowing against cancer 2016

"Rudern gegen Krebs" is a national benefit regatta and has been organised as an initiative of the "Stiftung Leben mit Krebs" (living with cancer foundation) since 2005 in cooperation with local rowing clubs and oncology therapy facilities. The proceeds of the event, for example, finance sports therapists who offer targeted sports programmes for cancer patients and run courses. In 2016 the regatta will again take place in the following cities: Kiel, Magdeburg, Mainz, Ulm, Hamburg, Celle, Dresden, Neuruppin, Heidelberg, Lübeck and Offenbach. Find out more on the Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterofficial homepage (German only).

BIG Challenge 2016

On 3 May the BIG Challenge on Tour began - a cycle tour across Germany. The tour is from the top of Germany to the bottom - from Flensburg to Füssen. The participants have time from 3 May to 12 May 2016 to complete this journey, and can also be undertaken in sections. The last third takes place through Bavaria - here the cyclists stop off in Franken and Schwaben. The event is open to all. The cycle event serves as preparation for the main BIG-Challenge day on 18 June 2016 - a social sport event in which sponsorships and donations are collected, 100% of which go to the Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V. (German Cancer Society). Last year, the donations amounted to €93,973.72. Maybe you'll take part next year? Find out more Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterhere (German only).