The charity regatta „Rudern gegen Krebs“ (Rowing against Cancer) is an initiative of the „Living with Cancer“ foundation. The race has been organized nationwide in cooperation with local rowing clubs and oncologic therapy institutes since 2005. More information about the organizers can be found on the following link: “Stiftung Leben mit Krebs“
In 2016, we again participated in the yearly charity event, which took place in front of the Malakoff on the Rhine. The event had to be postponed from June to August due to flooding; however, it drew a lot of attention and started with 85 teams. TRON gGmbH signed up two teams – colleagues from various groups and departments, who teamed up on a beautiful Sunday and rowed to end cancer. Our boats the “Game of TRONs” and “The TRONsporters” started in the mixed race. Perfect weather and lots of athletic enthusiasm led to a very good second place for the “Game of TRONs”. Of course, we want to take this opportunity and congratulate the winners, “Skullkiller”, a boat rowing for the University Medicine Mainz.
The 2017 season is already under preparation. Held at approximately 11 locations, the races will raise money for a good cause. Applications are open in mid March and, of course, we are planning to sign up again!