Muscles for Muscles raises more than 1.2 million euros with online auction

Muscles for Muscles raises more than 1.2 million euros with online auction

On Saturday November 27, Spieren voor Spieren raised more than 1.2 million euros with an online auction. Never before has a charity from the Netherlands raised so much money online. The foundation, which is committed to children with a muscle disease, has been able to count on the support of prominent sportsmen and women for many years, including chief ambassador Sven Kramer, and honorary ambassadors Truus and Louis van Gaal. Muscles for Muscles has the mission to beat all muscle diseases in children. This reports Muscles for Muscles.

Participants in the exclusive auction could bid on special items. From a dinner with Truus and Louis van Gaal to a helicopter flight with Danny Blind. Unique clinics were also auctioned by, among others, Sven Kramer, Ronald de Boer and Marit Bouwmeester. The highlight of the online auction was a stay on a luxury private yacht, which was auctioned for the spectacular amount of 240,000 euros.

Losing income

According to Minke Booij, director of Spieren voor Spieren, the online auction is an unexpected success. “At the moment we are missing out on a lot of income due to corona. As a result, children with a muscle disease have to wait even longer for their diagnosis or treatment. That is unacceptable. We can’t miss the revenue. At such a difficult moment, children with a muscle disease teach us to look at what is still possible. Don’t think in limitations, but in possibilities. Think ahead. And what was still possible was to organize an online auction. So we accomplished that in two weeks and I am incredibly proud of the result!”

Children with a muscle disease

In the Netherlands, approximately 20,000 children have a muscle disease. Many muscle diseases are progressive and the impact on a child and the family is enormous. Athletes understand better than anyone the importance of properly functioning muscles. The motto of Muscles for Muscles is therefore “healthy muscles for sick muscles”. Money that has been raised is spent on making diagnosis and treatments available more quickly for children with a muscle disease. In recent years, Spieren voor Spieren has succeeded in making no fewer than 4 new treatments available at an accelerated rate.

By: National Education Guide
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Muscles for Muscles raises more than 1.2 million euros with online auction
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