Venus Charity Run 2018

MeVis participates in Charity Run "Auf zur Venus" for the benefit of cancer patients

It is penultimate Sunday in September, the beginning of fall, and it feels like such: It is a rainy and chilly day at this year`s Venus Run, a charity event to promote and finance sports and exercise programs for people with cancer organized by the Bremen Cancer Society, the Community Sports Club Bremen, and the Bremen Self-help Groups.

A committed MeVis team enthusiastic about sports took part again to become involved in this good cause. Family and friends also came along to support and cheer on the participants. Even the little ones attended to help collecting kilometers for charity - in a baby stroller or in a bicycle trailor.

The MeVis team appeared in brand new MeVis T-shirts: one team, one goal - to help people diagnosed with cancer.

Following the donation method cash for kilometers, participants could choose among various disciplines to contribute: by walking, running, or cycling depending on each ones individual ability and power. Every kilometer counted and was valued at 50 Cent to support this good cause.

At 10:45 a.m. there was a warm-up with some hot music and Zumba fitness just to prepare muscles and ligaments for the upcoming exercise and to get the circulation going. At 11:00 a.m. the starting signal was given for the Venus Charity Run 2018. And at high noon - it started to rain. Despite a layer of low and thick clouds, some rainshowers, and several bicycle breakdowns everyone still enjoyed the way through the fallish Buergerpark or through the Blockland and its vast meadows. Supported by thrilling live music, a large audience and many volunteers had come to encourage the charity athletes and motivate them to keep going.

At the end of the day, everyone was exhausted, but happy as efforts and dedication visibly payed off: With more than 80 participants the MeVis team covered a distance of 1,481 km in total meaning the team had just surpassed itself, as it beat its previous record considerably. A perfect incentive for its team spirit as well as for its sporting spirit. But most of all, it is a donation which helps people with cancer to improve their health and to regain new energy.