Fighting cancer together

One in three people get cancer over the course of their lives. Together we can ensure that cancer becomes an illness that is no longer fatal. Taking action together for more cancer research.

For this event, you will be swimming along with many others through the Oude IJssel in Doetinchem to fundraise as much money as possible for the battle against cancer. Through your battle against the water.

You may participate as a business team, as an individual participant or when uyou are a kid (for young people aged 10-15).

Swim to Fight Cancer will be held in various Dutch cities.

How to participate

You can register via this website for Swim to Fight Cancer 2017 | Doetinchem. This is done by means of web forms in Dutch. If Dutch is a problem, please contact us by e-mail or phone. We will ensure that registration for you or your company is arranged: +31-6-12916466

What does it cost?

There are various options:

  • You may participate with a business team at € 1,000.- excl. VAT.
  • You may participate as an individual (from the age of 16) at € 75.-
  • You may participate as a child (aged 10 to 15) at € 25.-. It is our advice that kids have an accompanying adult to swim with.
  • Younger than 18? Then you must have a declaration of consent signed by your parents.

Apart from the amounts shown above, you will take on the challenge of securing as many donations as possible for the good cause: For participants in the standard Swim to Fight Cancer at least € 250.- per person. For Kids in the Kids Swim at least € 100,- per person.

Why do we do it?

Swim to Fight Cancer is a swimming event that was held for the first time on 14 September 2014. At this first event, more than € 500,000.- euros were brought in by more than 500 swimmers for the Fight cancer foundation.

This year it is the first time we swim in Doetinchem, on 9 September 2017. The instigator behind the Swim to Fight Cancer (StFC) is Fight cancer, a foundation that campaigns for funds for cancer research and prevention through KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society). The aim of the StFC is to collect as much money as possible for fellowships. A fellowship is a personal bursary for talented young doctors and researchers whom we expect to play an important role in cancer research in the Netherlands. By means of a fellowship (a subsidy) they are able to acquire knowledge and skills in oncology at the highest level. In this way, they can not only enhance their own knowledge and skills, but also those of their fellow doctors and researchers in the Netherlands. Using the money that Fight cancer collects, the fellowship holders are able to collect and disseminate greater knowledge of cancer and apply it in practice.

In conclusion

We expect a large number of swimmers to participate in Swim to Fight Cancer, while even more spectators will stand along the route, all bringing in necessary funds for supporting cancer research. Would you like to participate this year?

Together we can take on cancer.