Peter Kapitein, Dr. H.C

President and Patient Advocate

Inspire2Live

Peter Kapitein is President and Patient Advocate of Inspire2Live.

Inspire2Live has been created to empower people to convert the sense of powerlessness, caused by cancer, into one of strength. Inspire2Live is founded on the absolute belief that one can attain the greatest possible satisfaction by putting their heart and soul into helping others. Its motto is “Never, ever quit!”.

Peter connects patients, researchers and clinicians to further research, treatments and care; in the Netherlands as well as internationally. He organizes congresses, lobbies the matrix of public authorities, health care organizations, insurance companies and health research institutes. Peter also gives lectures and talks to help patients and society to fight cancer where possible and live with cancer with a good quality of life. He is a writer of blogs, articles and books that also contributes to these topics.

Peter has been the co-founder of Alpe d’HuZes, the foundation that is most famous for the annual cycling event on Mount Alpe d’Huez. They raised over 100 million euro for the fight against cancer. Peter works at the Central Bank of the Netherlands as a program manager and advisor for complex and politically difficult problems. His employer facilitates him in his patient advocacy. Peter was honoured with a doctorate in October 2012 at the Free University in Amsterdam for connecting patients, researchers and clinicians all over the world and make them contribute to the quality of life of patients and their loved ones.

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