The Tour de TC covers hundreds of miles visiting transplant centers to raise money and awareness about Be The Match.
BOSTON – It’s often a long and frustrating waiting game for people in need of bone marrow or stem cell transplants.
Bob Falkenberg, who survived leukemia, found his match through the “Be The Match” program.
He was part of a small group of cyclists who rolled up to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Monday morning, preparing to pedal to Plymouth.
The group was being led on this second leg of a ride down the East Coast by Falkenberg, who went through a bone marrow stem cell transplant 13 years ago. He says he started riding and fundraising 19 months later.
“When I was going through that I said, ‘If I survive this’ which was at that point about a 15% chance, that I would do whatever I could to help other patients that are going through the same thing,” he told WBZ-TV.