On July 31st, I will be running the Half Marathon of Rotterdam. A real personal challenge and an opportunity at the same time, which I would like to use to highlight the importance of research and the development of treatments for braintumors.
In the Netherlands only, about 2000 patients are diagnosed with a braintumor on a yearly basis. But while the malign type of these tumors is one of the most aggressive cancertypes for children and people under 40, its treatment is heavily underfunded. I would therefore kindly like to ask you that if you wish to support me during the race (and you cannot make it to Rotterdam :-) ), I would be grateful for a small donation to push this specific type of research.
I will be running the marathon with my dad and my friend Isabel, and I cannot wait to pass that finish line! As the Rotterdam expression goes: 'Sterker door strijd' ('Stronger through struggle')