As everyone knows, just about everything has been canceled due to corona measures. This means that charities also suffer and they get less money and attention. Take, for example, KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society), MS Fonds (MS Fund) and Stichting ALS (ALS Foundation).
In the past year I have unfortunately been confronted with all three diseases:
- My girlfriend had a major cancer surgery. This took its toll both physically and mentally, but she’s all well and happy now! We support the Dutch Cancer Society because we want an equally positive outcome for others.
- The day after her surgery, we were told that her father has MS. Watching him regress and seeing those around him suffer as well, hurts. We want to spare others similar sorrow by supporting the MS fund.
- Because my girlfriend works with ALS patients and their relatives, I have learned what a terrible disease ALS is. A contribution to the ALS Foundation is therefore badly needed!
Fighting these diseases is even harder than climbing any mountain. To symbolize this, this June those three charities organized the events of Alpe d’HuZes, Klimmen tegen MS and Tour du ALS to generate attention and money. Due to the corona measures, they’re all cancelled.
If Muhammad can’t come to the mountain, then the mountain must come to Muhammad!
With this saying in mind, I decided to combine all three events into one: on Saturday, June 13th I will climb the virtual Alpe d’Huez 9 times in a row!
You can help me by easing the pain from every altimeter. If I know that for every altimeter the charities get a donation, it will help better than any energy bar there is!
- 50 altimeters ➔ donate €5!
- 100 altimeters ➔ donate €10!
- 250 altimeters ➔ donate €25!
- 1036 hoogtemeters (=1x de virtuele Alpe d’Huez) ➔ donate €100!
9 times up the virtual Alpe d’Huez equates to 9324 altimeters (higher than Everest!). It would be amazing if together we could collect € 932.40!
Cycling up the virtual Alpe d’Huez 9 times in a row for KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society), MS Fonds (MS Fund) and Stichting ALS (ALS Foundation).
The Alpe d’Huez is recreated almost perfectly on the virtual cycling platform Zwift: the Alpe du Zwift. I will climb this 9 times in a row on a bike trainer set to 100% difficulty.
Where and when?
Saturday 13th of June at De Pomp, Croeselaan 122, 3521 CE Utrecht
- Through Geef.nl
- Sponsor altimeters
- Sponsoring from companies
- Join me on the bike for one trip up the virtual Alpe d’Huez
- Drop by, cheer and enjoy a cup of coffee
Off course we’ll comply with the corona measures. The space around the bike will be taped to visualize the 1,5m distance and we will provide plenty of hand gel and disinfectant spray. We’ll also make sure there will be no more then 30 persons on site at any time.
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