01-06-2017

Every year in the Netherlands over 500 children are diagnosed with cancer. Of which, 25% don’t survive, making childhood cancer the most common cause of death for this age group. With 95% of cancer research funding going to adult forms of cancer, there is a great need to provide more funding to this vulnerable group.

KiKa organizes an annual run in 6 cities around the Netherlands to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer research. Through this, they raise a significant amount of money that goes straight to the researchers and labs that will help increase the survival rate and quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer.

 

What is KiKa?

KiKa (Stichting Kinderen Kankervrij), or Cancer-free Children Foundation, is driven to decrease the failure rate of cancer treatments to less than 5%. They also aim to make the treatments less aggressive and have fewer post-treatment side-effects by improving the quality of the treatments.

In order to reach these ambitious goals, the non-profit organization conducts various costly scientific studies. With the funding already received, the organization has identified new treatment possibilities that have a higher likelihood to cure cancer, as well as make the treatment milder.

These advancements will significantly improve the quality of life of these children before, during, and after treatment.

Where does Beethree come in?

To help KiKa reach their goal, we will be running together with our Beethree team again on June 11 in Utrecht. We believe that there is a responsibility for businesses to give back to their community and support social causes that make a difference.

Because of this, we won’t just be running, we are also collecting donations and hope to raise 2,500 euros for KiKa.

Beethree at Run for KiKa 2016

What can you do?

There are several things that you can do to get involved. You can either sign up for the race, which is either 1, 5, or 10 kilometers. Or, if you happen to prefer supporting in spirit from the comfort of your seat, you can sponsor our team.

Can you imagine a world where there is a 95% survival rate for children with cancer, more mild treatment options, and fewer post-treatment complications? We can, and it is definitely a world that we want to be a part of making a reality. Don’t you?