The Netherlands gives generously for the destroyed glass ‘cancer monument’ in Dronten. Within two days, the crowdfunding, set up by relatives of cancer patients named on the monument, is already approaching the 2 tons needed to restore the destroyed artwork.
Almost all of the monument’s 67 glass plaques were destroyed in the night from Sunday to Monday, possibly with a hammer. The plates had names of thousands of people on them. KWF Cancer Control reported earlier to report the vandalism.
Next week, KWF will consult with the municipality of Dronten and Staatsbosbeheer about the possibilities for a new monument. The organization has received offers from artists and glass suppliers for a new monument and is now making an inventory of all initiatives. “That a monument will return to honor the deceased is certain as far as we are concerned,” says KWF.
The action on the website of KWF Cancer Control was set up by Norbert Dikkeboom. The name of his father, who died of lung cancer in 2009, was also on the monument. KWF Cancer Control reported earlier to report the vandalism.