Where does all your money for The 1000 km for Kom Op Tegen Kanker go?

Chateau Oh La La La

AB Café will be putting its feet onto the pedals again next year. They will again be cycling in the 1000 km for Kom Op Tegen Kanker. And we are already thankful for all your generous donations!

But what happens afterwards with all the money raised?

Well, Kom Op Tegen Kanker works hard for a world without cancer. But there is medical-scientific research necessary for this dream. The organisation spends a large portion of its income on research. Almost 17 million euro went to patient-oriented research this year. That is about 7 million euro more than last year.

The amount will be spread across 33 projects, 23 doctoral research projects and 4 post-doctorates. The researchers receive between 21,000 and 990,000 euro for their project. The amount each research project receives depends on the number of researchers involved and the amount of time they will spend working on the project.

In last year’s edition, we collected about 78,000 euro via AB. A fine sum to support the ambition of Kom Op Tegen Kanker.

How can you donate again this year?


  • Drinking wine! Or giving wine as a gift!
    - Chateau Oh La La La: a Portuguese red wine.
    Rosé de Vlaeminck: a rosé wine.

For each bottle sold, 5 euro goes to Kom Op Tegen Kanker. Bottles are available in AB Café

  • Drinking beer!

For every botttle of AB beer ABEEER sold, 1.50 euro goes to Kom Op Tegen Kanker

  • Eating sweets! Or giving sweets as a gift!

The delicious AB Pralines are for sale in approximately 300 gram boxes. You pay 10 euro for them. The money raised from the first 250 boxes sold goes entirely to Kom Op Tegen Kanker. With thanks to chocolatier Valentino.

  • Making a contribution of your choosing during the purchase of a concert ticket
  • Large and small amounts dropped into the collection tins at the bars in AB.
  • Donating your cup deposit (0.10 euro)

Who’ll be getting on their bike for The 1000km for Kom Op Tegen Kanker?

Aside from quite a few AB employees and the resto & bar bosses themselves (Bruno Van Daele & Eric Meersmans)… amongst many others, the following well-known folks will also be riding: Sven Gatz – Otto Jan Ham – Monsieur Paul – Stef Kamiel Carlens – Klaas Delrue – Jan Hautekiet – Bram Vandendriessche.

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