BAN Tour 2010
1 Med. Student Rider
International Physicians For The Prevention Of Nuclear War
Today, nuclear arsenals are still set on hair-trigger alert, allowing thus to launch missiles with nuclear warheads within minutes, in the US, Russia and Europe, aiming at each other's capitals and endangering the health of the general public. Incomprehensible as it may seem, the world is still in danger of being destroyed by an accidental launch of Russian or American missiles.
Medical students and young doctors from all over the world refuse to accept the irrational nuclear status guo and this grave threat to global health and human survival. We, the young generation of doctors, decision makers and inhabitants of this planet have to take a close look at the nuclear inheritance we are about to receive. In medicine, when there is no cure or treatment for a disease, we opt for a strategy of prevention. That is what we need to strive for. The proper therapy for this threat cannot be to protect oneself from nuclear attack, but to abolish these weapons once and for all. Your gift of $100 will help pay for the care, meals, lodging, travel, and well being of a medical student participating in the Biking Against Nuclear weapons (BAN) Tour. Anyone who gives $100 will also receive entry into the Give Peace a Chance Charity Lottery. Riders will travel through France, Germany and Switzerland stopping along the way to hold public actions against nuclear weapons. The ride ends in Basil, Switzerland.