Short letters, long letters, anonymous or signed, a signature or a single word: anything patients would like to jot down, goes into the backpack. I’ll take their hope, their worries, their frustrations, their grief and their joy along with me.

Johan Swinnen


postOn Monday, August 21, Johan will start his journey towards Santiago de Compostela. In his backpack he’ll take along letters and messages of people fighting cancer or bearing the consequences. Relatives and friends of patients can post a message too. Upon arrival, Johan will deliver these messages in a symbolical fashion.



Letters and messages can be sent to:
Leuven cancer institute – LKI

Letters for Compostela
UZ Leuven - Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven