25. Ditzingen Race for Life: GEZE employees raise 4,000 euros

From 14 to 23 April, 110 GEZE employees took part in the Ditzingen Race for Life to raise money for the fight against cystic fibrosis. For over ten years, taking part in the race has been a point of honour for employees at the Leonberg family business. GEZE sponsored the runners once again this year, donating 4,000 euros in total for the kilometres they ran.

25 years running against cystic fibrosis

GEZE employees at the start of the Ditzingen Race for Life.

118 GEZE employees set out on the Ditzingen Race for Life from 14 to 23 April.

GEZE employees ran a total of 2,222 kilometres during this year's Race for Life. That is roughly the distance from GEZE's headquarters in Leonberg to Lisbon, Portugal. The Leonberg family business and specialist for innovative door, window and safety technology turned the kilometres run by the racers into a donation of 4,000 euros. In making the donation GEZE, which is celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2023, is continuing its long tradition of supporting regional charitable projects.

The Landesverband Baden-Württemberg des Mukoviszidose e. V. has been putting on the Ditzingen Race for Life since 1999. This year, the charity run was held for the 25th time in Strohgäu - although this was the first time it was held as a hybrid event. Participants around the world could collect kilometres on their own for a week, or take part in the in-person run. 

Around 8,000 people in Germany are fighting for their survival against cystic fibrosis, an incurable disease. The Ditzingen Race for Life is held each spring to help improve their chances, or at least to better their living situation and draw attention to the plights of those affected by the disease. The funds that are collected are spent on treatment and research.