Singapore-Sweden motorbike trek completed

Surgeons Mikael Hartman and Philip Lau have finally arrived in Stockholm, after a 20,000 km motorcycle journey that took them across 17 countries.

Photo credit: Karolinska Institutet

Photo credit: Karolinska Institutet

The two professors from the National University of Singapore (NUS) started to ride their motorcycles from Singapore to Sweden in March in the name of breast cancer research and education.

Clinical Associate Professor Philip Iau and Associate Professor Mikael Hartman from the surgery department at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine aim to raise awareness about breast cancer issues in developing countries. They are also raising funds for research into the disease, which has been the most common cancer among females in Singapore. In the last four decades, 60 women out of every 100,000 each year have been diagnosed with the cancer.

The trip, called The Long Ride, concluded on June 19, covered 17 countries and more than 23,000km. The two surgeons stopped to conduct lectures, surgical demonstrations and public health symposiums in many cities along the way.

Congrats to Mikael and Philip for completing a great journey for breast cancer awareness!

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