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Informatie avond Swim to Fight Cancer Delft – Woensdag 29 juni, 19:30u, De Schaapskooi

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Op woensdag 29 juni a.s., aanvang 19:30 uur, organiseert het bestuur van Swim to Fight Cancer Delft een informatiebijeenkomst over de Swim Delft.  De meeting vindt plaats in de prachtige ambiance van De Schaapskooi. Deze is avond is bedoeld voor iedereen die zich heeft opgegeven als vrijwilliger, ambassadeur, sponsor of wanneer je meer over de Swim of het Spinnen te weten wilt komen (en je je uiteraard daarna in wilt inschrijven) of nieuwsgierig bent naar de sponsormogelijkheden als bedrijf. Natuurlijk kun je ook onder het genot van een drankje in de sfeer komen van "de Swim" en kennis maken met andere betrokkenen bij dit evenement. Laat even weten of je komt, zodat we weten hoeveel mensen we kunnen verwachten, dit kan je doen door een mail te sturen naar info@delft.swimtofightcancer.nl

Adres: 

De Schaapskooi

Korftlaan 3

2616 LJ Delft

 

Information meeting  Swim to Fight Cancer Delft – Wednesday 29 June at 19:30h at De Schaapskooi 

Wednesday 29 June, start at 7:30 PM, the board of the Swim to Fight Cancer Delft will organize an information meeting. The meeting takes place in the beautiful ambiance of De Schaapskooi. Everyone who has signed up as a volunteer, ambassador, sponsor or if you want to learn more about the Swim or the Spinning (and of course want to register afterwards) or when you are curious to find out more about sponsoring the Swim as a company, is welcome this evening. Please let us know if you will join us, so we'll know how many people to expect, by sending an email to info@delft.swimtofightcancer.nl

Address: 

De Schaapskooi

Korftlaan 3

2616 LJ Delft

‘It’s about cancer, but it’s not a sad day’


After participating twice in the Swim to Fight Cancer Delft, Jenifer Baptiste now volunteers for the organisation and hopes to inspire others to participate in the swim.

“I have worked at TU Delft for 13 years now. I started working as a Management Assistant for Professor Sef Heijnen at the Cell Systems Engineering Section (Faculty of Applied Sciences) but he retired in 2017. He was a professor who didn’t work with a computer so I did everything for him so that he could completely focus on the science. It was exciting for me to work on things that other management assistants didn’t do. When he retired, I started doing administration work for the PDEng trainees, the process design engineers, in Biotechnology. Then three years ago I started working for BioTech Delft where I have been helping to organise advanced courses for biotechnology.

My grandmother had always volunteered for the Dutch Cancer Society. She died almost eight years ago from cancer. My grandfather also died from cancer when he was only 48 years old so my grandmother was alone for a long time. It always fascinated me that she still did this volunteer work until she was quite old. I wanted to follow in her footsteps and do something for cancer as well.

In 2017 I heard that the Swim to Fight Cancer (in Dutch) event in Delft was going to take place and I told my family I was going to swim. My son Storm, who was then 14 years old, told me he would do it with me. So in 2017 we did the swim together and in 2019 I swam with my daughter Sterre and my colleague Vincent Renken. At that point I decided it would be the last time I would actually participate in the swim. Then I saw an advertisement on the Facebook page from the swim organisation that they were looking for somebody to do public relations and social media. I thought maybe this was a way to continue helping. I also knew other people in Delft who were on the board so that made it easier for me to do this. The chairman is Sjaak Lispet, a well-known citizen of Delft who also worked at the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

‘The money raised goes to the scientists, directly towards research’

This year the Delft swim will take place on Saturday 3 September. There will be a kids swim and an adult swim. The swimmers begin in the water at the restaurant Huszar on Hooikade and from there they will swim through the canal to the Oostpoort and back. People swimming with kids will pick them up at the Delft student rowing club Laga and complete the swim together. In total, the kids will swim about 650 metres while adults will swim about 2 km.

Participants pay EUR 50 to register for the swim. It used to be much higher, but we wanted to make it more attractive for students to swim. Then each person makes their own webpage with their picture and why they are going to do the swim. This can be shared to find sponsors to help raise money.

It is really exciting to be in the water with people on the sides cheering for you. But of course, this is really about cancer research and the money raised goes to the scientists, directly towards research. We’re also in contact with TU Delft because there is some research on breast cancer happening here and we want to see if we can support that with the money we raise.

In the end, it’s about cancer, but it’s not a sad day. The day is really fun because there is music and supporters will be by the water cheering the swimmers. It’s also about loving life.”

Inschrijving Swim to Fight Cancer geopend!

DELFT - Op zaterdag 3 september wordt de editie 2022 van Swim to Fight Cancer georganiseerd.

Ook dit jaar is de start in het water voor Huszár aan de Hooikade. Vanaf daar wordt er door het Rijn-Schiekanaal richting Laga en de Oostpoort gezwommen. Bij de Oostpoort keren de deelnemers weer om terug te  zwemmen. Als je zelf niet wilt of kunt zwemmen dan kan je natuurlijk wel doneren en komen aanmoedigen om de zwemmers zo een steuntje in de rug te geven.
De deelnemers zwemmen twee kilometer om via sponsoring geld op te halen voor onderzoek naar kanker. Deelnemers kunnen alleen of met een team inschrijven. Deelnemen kan vanaf 16 jaar: ben je tussen de 10 en 15 jaar oud dan kan je deelnemen aan de Junior Swim. De Junior Swim begint bij Laga en de finish is bij Huszár, de afstand is 650 meter.
We hopen dat er weer een hoop geld wordt opgehaald tijdens Swim to Fight Cancer, maar waar gaat dat eigenlijk naar toe? Door jouw bijdrage kunnen talentvolle artsen en onderzoekers op het hoogste niveau kennis en vaardigheden opdoen in de oncologie. De stichting Fight Cancer selecteert elk jaar samen met KWF een aantal onderzoeken.

Inschrijven
Dus save the date en schrijf je in op de nieuwe website fightcancer.nl/event/swim-to-fight-cancer-delft


Registration for Swim to Fight Cancer 2022 is open!

The ’22 edition of Swim to Fight Cancer will be organized on Saturday 3 September.

This year the start will be in the water for Huszár at the Hooikade. From there you will swim in the Rijn-Schie Canal towards Laga and the Oostpoort. At the Oostpoort, the participants turn around again and swim back. If you don't want to or can't swim, you can of course donate and come and encourage the swimmers to support them.

The participants swim two kilometers to raise money for cancer research through sponsorship. Participants can register alone or with a team. You can participate from the age of 16: if you are between 10 and 15 years old, you can participate in the Junior Swim. The Junior Swim starts at Laga and the finish is at Huszár, the distance is 650 meters.

We hope that a lot of money will be raised during Swim to Fight Cancer, but where does that actually go? Through your contribution, successful doctors and researchers can gain knowledge and skills in oncology. Every year, the Fight Cancer foundation selects a number of studies together with the KWF.

So, Save the Date and register on the new website fightcancer.nl/event/swim-to-fight-cancer-delft

Heb jij je zwemteam al compleet?

Zwemmen voor het goede doel èn in goed gezelschap is namelijk nóg leuker! Zwem daarom op 3 september mee tijdens de Swim to fight Cancer Delft samen met je vrienden, je voetbalteam, je familie, je collega’s of zelfs met je maten uit de stamkroeg! De website om jullie team in te schrijven opent binnenkort zijn deuren om jullie welkom te heten. Op onze social media zullen we jullie hiervan op de hoogte houden.

PS. Je mag natuurlijk ook in je eentje zwemmen
Love Life ?? Fight Cancer ?

Have you completed your swim team yet?

Swimming for a good cause and in good company is even more fun! So join Swim to Fight Cancer Delft on 3 September 2022 together with your friends, your football team, your family, your colleagues or even with your mates from your favourite pub! The website for registration will open soon to welcome you. We will keep you informed on our social media.

PS. Of course you can also swim on your own
Love Life ?? Fight Cancer ?