Rick Jonckheere Foundation

On Tuesday, January 9, Rick Jonckheere died unexpectedly of a very rare autoimmune disease, CVID. Rick was first-year student Drums at the Rock Academy of Fontys Hogeschool of the Arts and only eighteen years young.

Rick was a modest student with whom others liked to work with and above all make music together. His illness, of which few people knew, did not prevent him to realizing his dream; he was a passionate and energetic student with many plans for the future.

We would have liked to see him grow into a graduate performer, sadly it was not to be. A big loss.

Research to this rare primary immune deficiency is desperately needed. Your donation is therefore of great value.

'Drumming is the only thing that makes me truly alive' - RJ

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New ambassador!

03-12-2019 | 20:20 Shortly after the Rock Academy became ambassador of the Rick Jonkcheere Foundation, we were also informed today that Koen Herfst wants to commit himself as an ambassador. Koen was also one of Rick's heroes and was very impressed after a drum clinic by Koen. Koen is definitely a top drummer. For five consecutive years, he has been voted the best hard rock drummer in the Benelux. Koen also has toured with Armin van Buuren all over the world . Recently he made an impressive documentary. Check this by pressing on the link below. "LEO"
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03-12-2019 | 17:34