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Run for KiKa Marathon

The dream of almost every runner: running a (half) marathon. That dream can be even more beautiful when you run against childhood cancer. Running to collect money for scientific research and better treatment methods for children with cancer. 

Run for KiKa Marathon is a big fundraiser for the foundation KiKa. Since the first edition, Run for KiKa Marathon has raised over 6 million euros! Every year, KiKa organizes events to raise funds. During these events, the old and the young can experience an unforgettable time and collect a great amount of money for KiKa. The enthusiasm of every participant keeps inspiring KiKa to organize these beautiful events.

About KiKa

KiKa’s goal is to increase the chance of recovering from cancer to 95%. There is a lot of costly scientific research needed to reach this goal. Due to completed research, specialists are convinced that new treatment methods are possible to cure childhood cancer more often and make the treatments more bearable.

Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to trigger new research that is focused on childhood cancer. KiKa raises funds for special research, to let children defeat their cancer.

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Did you know?

  • Every year, 500 to 550 children get cancer
  • Annually, 800 children are being treated for this terrible disease
  • At this moment, the chance of recovering from cancer is 75%
  • Cancer is the most common cause of death through disease among children
  • There are more than 20 types of childhood cancer
  • Leukemia is the most common type of childhood cancer
  • The best care, research and people are coming together at the national children's oncological centre, the Prinses Máxima Centrum