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The flying Dutchman collects 4.300€

  • 18th May 2022
  • 2 min read

The flying Dutchman – on wheels

The head of the Dutch Coeliac Society cycled 600 km in two days to raise funds for research on coeliac disease in the Netherlands. So far, from doing this endeavor he has managed to collect 4 300 €.

Fundraising for research on celiac disease

Floris van Overveld, who also holds the vice chair of the AOECS board, took on a real challenge when he set out to cycle 600 km through the Unesco World Heritage in the Netherlands in just two days on 7 and 8 May, 2022.

The weather conditions could have been better, but Floris managed to complete the whole run despite the rain and rough headwind. The reward was not only a lot of fresh sea air, but also over 4 000 € to support research on coeliac disease.

̶  There are many enthusiastic and committed celiac researchers in the Netherlands. To support them, I will cycle through all the Unesco World Heritage in the Netherlands in 2 days on 7 and 8 May… so we can get that autoimmune disease under control. And maybe even help the world, says Floris van Overveld when explaining his reason for doing this challenge.