Because the Alpe d'HuZes will not be able to take place in France this year, the organization has decided to set up an alternative tour today, 4 June 2020. With this they want to let you know that despite the coronacrisis cancer patients and their own mission have not been forgotten.
Maarten Peters, who has been selflessly committed to Alpe d'HuZes/KWF-fund for years, will visit 6 places in the Arnhem/Nijmegen area. At these places he sings a song for people who represent the large group of Alpe d'HuZessers.
One of the places the alternative Alpe d'HuZes caravan visits is the Radboudumc in Nijmegen. In Nijmegen Sandra Heskamp and her fellow researchers represent the large group of researchers who can do their research with money raised by the participants and sympathizers of Alpe d'HuZes/KWF-fund.
Maarten Peters sang an own interpretation of 'Fragile' by Sting and the own written beautiful song 'Hope' for the approx. 20 (at an appropriate distance) assembled researchers in the Radboudumc Health Academy. To put the researchers in the spotlight he concluded with the song 'Here comes the sun' by the Beatles.
The researchers and research director Judith Prins, not used to being sung every day, were shy about it.
Just before 13.00 hours the equipment was packed again and the club left for Culemborg for the last part of the 'ride'.
“What a great initiative. It shows you the value of our work. That patients, family, friends and others make such an effort and can turn their grief, pain, anger and fear into action, can do something. And that we, as researchers, can make an effort in our own way, can give 'hope' for a solution - as Maarten sang it just as beautifully - that is so valuable. You feel what you're doing it for.”
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