In this section you will find some of the activities that Toshiba Medical Systems Europe undertakes in the light of its Corporate Social Reponsibility program.
Toshiba sponsored Roparun Team
Ropa Run Team sponsored by Toshiba
275 teams, each consisting out of 8 runners, at least 4 bikers, 2 masseurs, many drivers and people who are responsible for the catering, appeared at the start of the Ropa run event.
The sportive Roparun event does have one simple goal: collect as much money as possible for patients with cancer. Not to support research, but to make life a bit more pleasant for these patients and their families. "Add quality of life to the days, if you can't add days to life" is the theme of Roparun.
Carla Witkam, Clinical Application Specialist, Ultrasound Business Group, was one of the 2200 runners In relay she was running together with the other 7 team-members from Paris to Rotterdam. After a total of 520 km with an average speed of 11,32 km/h they finished in Rotterdam; 45h.58m.33s later then the start in Paris. Every runner did about 65 km running. As a good Corporate Citizen of planet Earth, Toshiba sponsored an amount of € 1.200,- to Carla's team.
"At the tough moments during this run in the hills and darkness when you get tired after to less sleep, you just think of someone in your environment with cancer. Of course you are running for all patients with cancer, but I did it specially for my friend who has a Type-4 brain tumour. I'm so proud of the way she is dealing with this terrible disease." says Carla. "She was in my mind all the time, because here fight against cancer is much tougher then me running in the hills after to less sleep."