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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They are there again!

15-07-2020 | 20:24 Due to the corona crisis, we have deliberately not sent any news items in the recent months. CVID continues and does not stop, so we keep fighting. Since the start of the Corona outbreak we have received another shipment of Rick’s drumsticks from America. The sticks are produced by Vic Firth and feature Rick's signature in sizes 5a and 7a. We mainly appeal to drummers and percussionists to make music with a set of these sticks. The sticks can be ordered by sending an email to rickjonckheerefoundation@ziggo.nl The price is € 15.00 per set. The proceeds will of course fully benefit the foundation.
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