[:en]OOS International supports the project “Spinning for Sophia”, from Sophia Children Hospital.
The Erasmus MC-Sophia focusses on care, education and research concerning illness and health of children from 0 to 18 years old. This pediatric hospital is the oldest and largest from the Netherlands. Due to the unique combination of the specialisms Pediatric Care and Pediatric Surgery, complemented by Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology is it possible to deliver a complete Care for the children and their parents.
The outcome this year will be used for the Neonatology Department, to provide a better future for the premature newborns. The Neonatology Sophia Children Hospital, the biggest in the Netherlands, counts still too many premature babies, 750 per year. Some premature babies are born at 25 gestational weeks and don’t weight more than a half milk carton. They have a very hard start from the minute they are born, and a good intensive health care is essential for these fragile little ones.
The project Spinning for Sophia brings financial aid for the hospital as well as community engagement. OOS International sponsors a team with a complete outfit and gadgets facilitating their commitment in gathering donations and being extra motivated to reach their goals.
This year’s event, a 25th jubilee edition, took place in the weekend of 12th to 14th February in Rotterdam. Friday 12th was the official festive opening and during the weekend almost 2000 cyclists joined this charitable event with their heart, soul and sweat! We are proud of all the participants of OOS Team Spinning for Sophia and glad we could help reaching and exceeding the expectations with 139% of the goal, resulting on a total amount of €349.140.