Stelvio for Life takes place each year on a Saturday in the last week of August or the first week of September. The aim of the Stelvio for Life Foundation is to raise money for the Barcode for Life Foundation. The Barcode for Life Foundation has set itself the goal of raising money for fundamental research into treatment tailored to the patient’s specific cancer based on DNA analysis.

This research and the application of the results are carried out in the Centre for Personalized Cancer Treatment (, which is a collaboration of several (and a growing number) of Dutch academic centres.

More information about the Barcode for Life Foundation can be found via the following link to the Barcode for Life Foundation website ( The Stelvio for Life Foundation implements its goals by organising a bike ride and run each year on the Stelvio pass in northern Italy, whereby the participants have to climb the 1,533 metres in altitude (beginning at 1,225 metres high in Bormio, Italy and finishing at the top of Stelvio at 2,758 metres high) with the aim of collecting 1 euro sponsorship money for every metre in altitude. Stelvio for Life was organised for the first time in 2012. The Stelvio pass is one of the highest asphalted passes in Europe and, due to its length and altitude, one of the most challenging mountains that you can conquer in Europe as runner or cyclist.

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