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About Amsterdam City Swim
The Amsterdam City Swim is an annual swimming event where thousands of people jump into the canals of our capital city with the aim of raising money for the ALS Foundation. The event started in 2011 when 14 friends set up a fundraising campaign for their friend Weert-Jan Weerts. Due to the positive response and many donations, they decided to expand the action. The Amsterdam City Swim is now celebrating its 10th year this year. A unique and impactful event with two main pillars: helping to eradicate the deadly ALS disease and giving patients and their loved ones an unforgettable day.
A solution is urgently needed for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). ALS is a fatal disease of the nerves that control muscles. As motor nerve cells die, signals from the brain and spinal cord no longer reach the muscles. This results in muscles failing one by one. After the first symptoms, patients live an average of three to five years. In the Netherlands, an average of 1,500 people live with ALS, or the related diseases PSMA and PLS. Every year, 500 new patients arrive and 500 also die. The ALS Netherlands Foundation funds scientific research into the cause and treatment of ALS, PSMA and PLS.
About the ALS Netherlands Foundation
The clock is ticking. A solution is urgently needed for ALS. After the first symptoms, patients with ALS live an average of three to five years. The ALS Nederland Foundation funds scientific research into the cause and treatment of ALS and the related diseases PSMA and PLS.
Over the past 15 years, much has been achieved in research into these diseases and more is known about their origins. Thus, we are getting closer and closer to a solution. But for the patients, time is ticking. The ALS Netherlands Foundation is also committed to improving the quality of care and life of patients and their families. The necessary research depends on donations. Therefore, we must continue to fight together, launch new actions and raise even more money.