On Tuesday June 11, a benefit concert organized by Walter Wolff will be held in the North Sea Jazz Club (Amsterdam). This concert is organized together with the Dutch as well as the international Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) patients alliances.
VHL is a neurological gene disorder which a.o. creates tumors in the central nervous system. Albeit being benign, the tumors can be very difficult to remove due to their difficult locations and therefore also cause damage to vital organs and nerves, as in Walter Wolff's case.
Walter Wolff was diagnosed with VHL in 2005 and has undergone 5 brain tumor operations since then, of which the second to last one which were located next to the brain stem, damaged some nerves and as a result left him somewhat handicapped. He therefore also had to give up his career as a pianist and active performing artist.
There is no cure for VHL as of this moment and the only hope for patients and their families is good, thorough and well-funded research. Therefore, this event is organized with the aim to raise a large amount of money to help the research teams with their work. The research can a.o. contribute to raising the life-expectancy and quality of life for patients, develop newer and better screening and treatment (operation) methods, raise awareness and help new doctors gaining a better understanding of VHL and ultimately of course finding a cure!
Wolfert Brederode Trio
Cello Octet Amsterdam
The Eef van Breen Group
DJ Ome Steef
Date & time: Tuesday June 11th at 20.15
North Sea Jazz Club
1014 DB Amsterdam
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Entrance is free, but the aim of the concert is raising funds for Von Hippel-Lindau disease research.
In case you are not able to attend the concert, but would like to make a donation, it can be done on the following bank account:
Please indicate: Walter Wolff