With an impressive gala event the FELIX BURDA FOUNDATION honoured the most successful and innovative projects towards colon cancer prevention with the FELIX BURDA AWARD.

Rudolf Loibl Director Association of practicing Gastroenterologists bng and Dr. Jens Aschenbeck Gastroenterologist, Berlin

For the foundations 15th anniversary 500 guests , including renown scientists, doctors and professors came to the glamourous event at Munich’s famous BMW Welt to be joined by German and international sports World Champions and stars from the worlds of music, film and TV.

neuschwansteiner-official-beer-partner-felix-burda-award-munich-bmw-welt-08”When we began our work in 2001 there was no statutory cancer prevention. But it was introduced the same year after our colon cancer month.

Today, 14 years later, approximately 6 million insured have asserted their claim for the free-of-charge prevention.

This is a fabulous success, which would not have been possible without the commitment of prominent Ambassadors, long-term partners and supporters”, Christa Maar, president of the FELIX BURDA FOUNDATION said, “due to the colon cancer prevention until today 200.000 new cases and 100.000 deaths by colon cancer were prevented!”

German Health minister Herman Gröhe opened the gala evening, Melanie Huml, Bavarian Health minister held a speech.

Melanie Huml Bavarian Health Minister and Hermann Gröhe Federal Health Minister

Neuschwansteiner official beer partner Felix Burda Award 2016

Photos curtesy of Felix Burda Stiftung

Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.