NET Cancer Day
Mar 22 2013
An exciting weekend of events (March 22-24) is planned in support of a major fundraising effort by Stichting NET-groep in the Netherlands to establish an international research study on NEC (neuroendocrine carcinoma), grade 3, a fast-growing, aggressive neuroendocrine tumor that frequently begins in the lungs but can occur anywhere in the body. Due to the nature of the tumor, by the time a patient is diagnosed the cancer has generally spread.
There will be a run for children, a hockey tournament, and a walk/run for participants of all ages. A highlight of the weekend will be a sold-out benefit evening on March 22 with performances by Flairck, an acoustic Dutch band; Louise Korthals; Francesca of Raab of Canstein; and Erik Mesie, former singer of Toontje Lager. Guitarist virtuoso Erik Visser will accompany Erik Mesie. Benefit guests are also invited to participate in an auction and enjoy refreshments. The dress code for the evening is festive chic in black & white with red accents, in keeping with the NET zebra symbol and the red carpet.
In June, a 113 km (70 mile) pilgrimage from Saria (Spain) to Santiago de Compostela in western Spain will be undertaken by Mark Schweitzer (42, diagnosed with a NEC in October 2012 with metastases to his liver and pancreas) and his good friend Don Scheers, who works for the ecumenical order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, to raise funds for the Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Research Fund. (Pictured is the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela)