Axel Merckx

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

I am riding in Athina’s Ride to raise funds for Desmoid research through The Desmoid Tumour Foundation of Canada (DFC).

Desmoid Tumours are extremely rare, affecting 2-4/million. They are locally aggressive and can cause life threatening problems or even death when they invade vital organs. The tendency for recurrence with surgery makes the treatment of these very rare tumours challenging. 

Rare conditions like Desmoids are underfunded, often leading to misdiagnosis and discrepancies in treatment. Athina’s Ride is a new Virtual Cycling Event that will bring riders together everywhere to help raise money for this important research. 

Please help me reach my fundraising goal to find a cure for Desmoid Tumours. 

The DFC is the only not-for-profit in Canada dedicated to finding new treatments and hopefully a cure for desmoid tumours. In a year made more difficult by the ongoing pandemic, your donations will make a huge impact. 

To donate securely, visit my fundraising page! While you’re there, be sure to check out my progress leading up to the big ride in July and consider joining Athina’s Ride with me!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Gary Mcquaid

Chapeau Axel, best of luck and best wishes to Athina



Best wishes!! 🙏


Neil Smith

You’re a great Dad, Buddy!!🙌❤️


Claire Fox

Best of luck and lots of love to your daughter and others with this disease. I hope she does not suffer.


Leo Van Vliet

Axel all the best with your fundraising👍🚴🏻


Stephen Fekete


Linus Gerdemann


Scott Stout

Noble! Proud to join this peloton. Sending thoughts from Hagens Berman Racing in Seattle.


Quentin Bouvy

Keep fighting for this !