'SportYves tegen Kanker' raises record amount of 31 048,22 EUR for CRIG research!


'SportYves tegen Kanker' was founded in 2018 as a sporty fundraising event by the family and friends of Yves De Lausnay who died of stomach cancer. Meanwhile, the initiative has grown into a warm event in hounour of all families who are confronted with cancer under the motto #IedereenZijnYves.

The first weekend of July, the organizers welcomed around 500 sporty people, and lots of supporters. Especially the bike tours were a huge success this year! Also the first edition of ‘AperitYves’, the summer bar with performances on both Saturday and Sunday, was highly appreciated by the visitors.

All initiatives and sponsoring combined, the organizers were able to raise 31 048,22 EUR! This hallucinatory amount of money will be used entirely to support our young investigator proof-of-concept projects.

Needless to say that we are enormously grateful, and that we, like the organisers, would like to thank all participants, sponsors, volunteers, ... you were amazing!

Read more in the local newspaper (in Dutch)

Read more about the initiative on their website.