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Giving up is not an option

On the first of June 2017, almost 5000 people will climb the Alpe d’Huez in France with a maximum of 6 times. During this yearly event participants are running or walking the Alpe d’Huez, but most of them are going to cycle to the top of the mountain, which is 1860 meter high. ‘’Giving up is not an option’’ is their motto to collect as much money as possible for scientific research of the disease cancer.

A group of sporty students and teachers from Altena College Sleeuwijk (NL) will join this challenge as team Altena College 2017. Eco Worldwide Solutions has sponsored Altena College to motivate and to support the students and teachers with their goal.

One of the participants of team Altena College is Stijn Visser, the son of one of our employees. Stijn is 16 years old and he is a very sporty high school student. He is a fanatic soccer player and runner. His personal motto to join the Alpe d’HuZes is: ‘’I want to use my strength and sportsmanship as an effort to beat cancer.’’ It is the first time for Stijn to join this event.

Together we will follow Stijn and his team to the top of the Alpe d’Huez!

About Alpe d’Huez

This sponsor event is organized every year since 2006 by the Alpe d’HuZes Foundation. All participants will climb the Alpe d’Huez to collect money for KWF kankerbestrijding. KWF kankerbestrijding is a foundation that is committed to beat cancer. All participants can have a different reason for joining this event:

• In memory of a deceased loved one who had cancer;
• To inspire people who are fighting against cancer;
• To inspire, help and create awareness.

The mission of this sponsor event is to support the progress of scientific research to all forms of cancer.

Want to know more info about the Alpe d’HuZes Foundation? Click here.
For more info about team Altena college click here.
For more info and following the blog from Stijn click here.