About us

Students Fight Cancer (SFC) was established in 2019 and is part of Kankeronderzoekfonds Limburg. The board consists of eight students from Maastricht, alle from different fields of study. This board is renewed every year.

Since the establishment of SFC it has grown tremendously and besides the yearly large event smaller projects are organised as well. Last year 'The Run to Fight Cancer' was organised for the second time, where a grand total of over €60,000 was raised for cancerresearch at the MUMC+.

Besides fundraising events, SFC also tries to inform students of the risks of cancer and provide information on the researches that we support. We have an extensive network on various social platforms where we share personal stories and updates on the current researches.

To raise as much many as possible this year we are counting on all the students in Maastricht. However, the run is an event that is accessible for everyone; young, old, student or not. Every participant will contribute. For this help we are extremely grateful!


Mart Leempoel

Hi! I'm Mart Leempoel, I'm 20 years old and currently in the third year of my bachelor in Medicine. It is my responsibility as chairman of Students Fight Cancer to keep the board on task and oversee the structure. 
Cancer is a world wide problem that affects many, both directly and indirectly. However, the developments in treatment options are promising and Students Fight Cancer is a nice way for me to help in this fight. That is why it is my goal to raise as much money as possible to support the eight different cancer related researchers in the MUMC. All help is welcome, will you make the difference? 



Erin Peters

Hi, my name is Erin and I am 22, currently in the last year of the bachelor Biomedical Sciences. This year I will fullfil the role of secretary within the board.

I have always known what horrible disease cancer is and what kind of an impact it can have on someones life. In the last two years especially I have seen up close what it can do. That is why I want to contribute extra to raise a lot of money for this fantastic goal and to support the research!

Puck Slegers

I'm Puck Slegers, I'm 19 years old, and I am in my second year of International Business. This coming year I will fill the position of treasurer!

A board year with Students Fight Cancer seemed like a very nice and constructive opportunity for besides my studies. I find it especially nice that through this I can contribute to such a good cause. I think SFC is a wonderful initiative and I am looking very much forward to this year to raise as much money as possible!


Jelmer de Beer
Activities Manager

Justine van Meel
Activities Manager

Hello! I am Jelmer and I am 22 years old. I am now in my second year of my master of Arts and Clinical Research. I am really motivated for this board year, so that I can learn both professionally and personally, as well as support an organization with such a good cause. As activities manager I will focus with creativity and teamwork to create successfull projects. This way we can try our best to raise even more money for research!

Hi! I am Justine, 21 years old, and I am in my fourth year of Facility Managment. Last year I participated in the SFC Run and enjoyed it so much, I thought it would be nice to also do a board year with Students Fight Cancer. This year I will work together with Jelmer as an Activities Manager. We will be busy with thinking of concepts, planning, and managing of Students Fight Cancer Activities, with the intention of raising maximum funds for Kankeronderzoekfonds Limburg. I am really looking forward to the next year and I have a lot of enthusiasm to get started!




Dagmar Voerman
Acquisition Manager

Donna Hilhorst
Acquisition Manager

Hi! My name is Dagmar and I am a third year student in Health Sciences. This year, together with Donna, I will take on the role of aquisition manager. I enjoy makin gnew professional relations in order to support a good cause. Additionally, a board year can bring me many things in relation to my personal and professional development. I am really thankful to be apart of Students Fight Cancer this year, because cancer touches us all. I hope to create as much chance as possible for people who experience this sickness. We can't do it alone, will you join us? 


Hi! I'm Donna, I'm 19 years old and I study medicine at Maastricht University. As the acquisition manager of Students Fight Cancer, I will collect sponsors to help us raise funds for the research at MUMC. Contributing to the fight against cancer motivates me to raise enough to make a substantial diference. I'm looking forward to this coming year, will you help us? 


Meghan Callender
Public Relations

Hello! My name is Meghan, a third year Global Studies student from the United States, and I will be running our Public Relations. I'm so excited to use my creative skills to reach out to and educate so many people about our cause. I want to move people to take the extra step towards the fight against cancer, by donating to our eight amazing researches. 

The motivation and excitement from my other board members gives me hope for a very successful year of fighting cancer. I cannot wait to see what we will accomplish, and I hope you will be by our side this year. Thank you in advance for your support!