During his recovery from cancer, Maarten found out his treatment was financed by KWF Kankerbestrijding (the Dutch Cancer Foundation). KWF Kankerbestrijding tries to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by funding research on cancer, providing information about cancer and by supporting victims of cancer.
Without the help from KWF Kankerbestrijding, its volunteers and donors, Maarten probably wouldn’t have survived. Since Maarten recovered from cancer in 2003, he’s one of the volunteers at KWF Kankerbestrijding. Currently, Maarten helps KWF Kankerbestrijding as an ambassador at the events ‘Swim to Fight Cancer’ and ‘Samenloop voor Hoop’ and is a collector at the yearly collection week.
In the video below, you see Maarten at the collection week of 2014 (in Dutch)