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The Olivia Hendrickx Research Fund Charity Profile
The goal of the Olivia Hendrickx Research Fund is to support scientific therapeutic research into cancer in Belgium. Attention is devoted in particular to innovative projects for which little commercial interest exists, or which are not considered as basic research.
The Research Fund has a twofold purpose:
1. Financial support for medical scientific research into cancer in Belgium, particularly child oncology, aimed at the development of new cancer therapies so that even the very youngest are given a chance. Our support is presently directed in the first instance to the research of Professor Dr. Stefaan Van Gool of the K.U.Leuven.
2. Organisation and promotion of international cooperation between the various researchers in this field. In doing so we offer them a platform for personal meetings, working meetings and centres for collaboration. In this way, the Research Fund also contributes to the international perception of Belgian scientific research.
With the funds raised, the Research Fund primarily cooperates on the refinement of basic cancer research, the development of the tumour vaccine and financial support for patients. In this context, it has also already been possible for the Cell and Tissue Bank to be started up at Leuven University Hospital. This European-level cell therapeutic laboratory was also financed by the Research Fund.
To raise funds, the Olivia Hendrickx Research Fund does not rely on fundraising events alone. It also seeks to raise government awareness, bring the issue to the attention of the economic and financial world, and attract domestic and foreign investors.