Why is this project meaningful to you?
My trip to Thailand in 2015 was eye-opening in wildlife mis-treatment and torture, especially with the Thai Elephant. Knowing that #MoveForNature is going against this to preserve & protect the wildlife of elephants made me closer to the project and the greater purpose.
Since then, I have been involved in side projects with WWF in the Netherlands, and I have always been concerned with wildlife protection generally, our nature and our planet. After the death of the last male White-Rhyno, I found myself surrounded with further motivation to try and reverse the way we conduct our lives, and help repair our damages.
Furthermore, I also love running. Yet, running started to become repetitive and usually the same process. Since 2016, I decided to take challenges with an additional incentive. I want to challenge myself, while doing good. That's a truly rewarding feeling. In fact, my first crowdfunding campaign was for Make-A-Wish Nederlands for the Rotterdam Marathon. From that angle, I found myself more engaged with doing good to our own society, and to our own planet. I wanted to run the Brussels 20km for my second time, and this time I wanted to make it special for myself, and for those that want to follow my journey. Thus, I decided to join the WWF-Team, aiming to cross my goals with an engaging crowdfunding campaign!
What is your objective ?
I want to raise as much as I can to contribute in the 15k goal established by WWF, running with the names of all donors on my t-shirt on the race day. From a performance stand-point, I aim to run for fun with the WWF team and not to break a record for a change.
Any one-liner you'd like to share with us?
You can't fail when you give back for a greater purpose: You only fail when you stop trying.