In the 608: Local cancer survivors biking to raise awareness for bone marrow transplants

COLUMBUS, Wis. – A group of cyclists is biking across the Midwest raising awareness and funds for Be The Match, a nonprofit organization that plays a role in every bone marrow and blood stem cell transplant in the United States.

Bob Falkenberg, a 13-year leukemia survivor, bone marrow transplant recipient and avid biker is leading the charge, along with seven other riders. One of those riders is Dr. Natalie Callander, a bone marrow transplant doctor at the University of Wisconsin. During the last leg of their ride, the team will be riding from Fond Du Lac to Madison.

On Tuesday, September 27, the riders will cross the finish line in Madison at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. Bob and his teammates would love to share their stories and why they chose to join this 10-day bike ride to save lives.