A terminally ill Dutch boy has dared people all over the world to paint their nails for a cause. Diagnosed with brain cancer in May, Tijn Kolsteren has raised over $2.1 million with his nail painting challenge, which will be donated to the Red Cross as apart of an annual campaign by Serious Request 3FM. Specifically, the philanthropic 6-year-old hopes the money will help to fight pneumonia among children. The donation page reads: "Most of the poor kids infected with pneumonia don’t even live to be 5 years old. That is why we’re standing up to fight." Famous participants of the nail painting challenge include DJ Armin van Buuren and Dutch politican Geert Wilders.
Challenge accepted @Domien! Bij deze daag ik uit jarige @borsato, @johnewbanknl en @nickensimon om ook hun nagels te lakken voor Tijn! #SR16 pic.twitter.com/HYeaHe3paQ— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) December 21, 2016
Participants are encouraged to paint their nails, make a donation, and then share on social media, challenging three friends to do the same.
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