A symbolic gesture in the image of the young man. September 9, 2020, while five million French people discovered the second episode of Koh-Lanta, the 4 lands sure TF1, the relatives of Bertrand-Kamal announce the death of the candidate at the age of thirty. Bertrand-Kamal, nicknamed “Beka“succumbed to pancreatic cancer which he himself had announced to his former playmates. For Denis Brogniart, this disappearance was a shock. So much so that the host will dedicate a few words to him at the end of the show. Seven months later and a fund created in her effigy, Alexia Laroche-Joubert unveiled on France Info what had been done with the amount collected.
“This will finance a revolutionary technique”
If the first sums raised for the Bertrand-Kamal Fund had provoked the mockery of Internet users, Mathieu, Alix and Dorian of Koh-Lanta, The 4 Lands, as well as Coumba, from Koh-Lanta Pacific, Clash of heroes and Revenge of the Heroes and Claude from Koh-Lanta Vietnam, The Heroes’ Revenge, and Heroes Island still raised more than 11,000 euros for their adventurous friend. Since then, it has been no less than 700,000 euros which were collected ! As Alexia Laroche-Joubert explained, the entire amount was donated to cancer research.
“We collected more than 700,000 euros, which I went to give yesterday to the Strasbourg University Hospital Institute. This will fund a revolutionary technique for detecting cancer that would save lives,” explained the president ofAdventure Line Productions. A donation that will be of great help to science, which is constantly looking for ways to detect cancer cells before they are irreversible. “Because unfortunately … Bertrand-Kamal’s tumor was detected too late”, recalled Alexia Laroche-Joubert. An act of generosity, like Bertrand-Kamal.
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