GEZE - Ditzinger Lebenslauf
Auch in diesem Jahr liefen wieder zahlreiche GEZE Mitarbeiter beim Ditzinger Lebenslauf für einen guten Zweck.
Die Schauspielerin Michaela May (links) gibt einer der GEZE Laufgruppen den Startschuss beim 12. Ditzinger Lebenslauf 2010.

GEZE employees participate in Ditzinger Race

On glorious spring weather thirty GEZE employees participated in the “race for life” and ran for a good cause on the 27th April 2008. The National Association for cystic fibrosis in Baden-Wurttemberg  organised the 10th “Race for Life” in Ditzinger to raise money for people who suffer from cystic fibrosis. The purpose of this run was to collect donations for the cystic fibrosis association to support projects for the improvement of cystic fibrosis therapy and research, the support and advanced training of doctors and physiotherapists and the rehabilitation measures of those affected.

The eye-catching mixture of GEZE employees ran a total of 450.5 kilometres. Every  kilometre ran was sponsored with 20 euros, so that a donation sum of more than 9,000 euros was collected. At the starting point there were representatives from almost all GEZE departments, from the management level to trainees and former employees. Some GEZE  employees even came from Hessen, Saarland and the Rhine Neckar to participate. As bright as the mixture of GEZE employees were the “Race for Life participants” themselves. As the “Race for Life” is an open jogging and walking event, this enabled professional runners just as amateur joggers to run between 8.30 and 16.00 at their own speed. Michael Rasimus, the run organizer at GEZE, ran 50 kilometers in three stages. Trainee Björn Schradi easily ran 24 kilometres. As a "Life-Walker" Martina Martens demonstrated great stamina and “walked" 17.5 kilometres. All other GEZE employees happily ran for a good cause for shorter distances. Peter Vogel had the family support from his 7-year-old son Lukas for 10 kilometres.

The laidback atmosphere of the open run, which did not depend on speed, but on the number of sponsored kilometres,  has motivated other GEZE employees to take part in the “Race for Life” next year alongside colleagues from other departments.

Cystic fibrosis (also known as CF, mucoviscoidosis, or mucoviscidosis) is a hereditary disease that affects mainly the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure. It is a common disease in Central Europe and those who suffer daily require intensive physiotherapy, breathing exercises and inhalation and must continuously take drugs against infections. A life expectancy of more than 30 years is possible with the most intensive care.