Christer Hysén is the bass player and vocalist in the band Freak Kitchen. He is also a tattoo artist at Otto & Radical, a dedicated Creative Director and an active ultra runner. Christer is one of the invited participants in GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run RUN2. He is pushing himself on behalf of children in need, raising money for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital.
Christer is one of the invited participants in the GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run RUN2. When asked why he wants to participate Christer highlights two important reasons. He is involved in doing pro-bono work for The Foundation for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital as Creative Director at Nowa Gruppen. The Foundation for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital has been fundraising money to improve life quality and wellbeing for children, young people and families at Sweden’s largest children’s hospital since 2001, and given the chance to participate in the GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run RUN2, this is where he wants the money he raises to go. Working with children in need is highly emotional, he says. Visiting a children’s hospital, actually seeing what they have to endure, seeing their strength and will to fight really puts things in perspective. Their courage and fighting spirit is inspiring, they are the role models. The chance to actually do something good for children in need is a huge motivator, and no matter how hard it might be, it will all be worth it in the end. That is what he is pushing himself for, and what helps him push through.
“I love taking on challenges. I love a chance to improve and evolve. I love... running!”
The second reason is the challenge. The essence in working in music, in running and in life is the journey. ”I love to take on challenges. I love chances to improve and evolve. I love... running!” The energy in the bands music, and in Christer’s personality, perfectly reflects the atmosphere associated with the GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run. He explains that by playing in the band they face setbacks, go through hard and difficult times, but thats all part of the journey, and in the end something you can look back at in pride. Seeing what you have overcome and what you are actually capable of.