Our goal for 2019 Sport for Charity: Children with a chronic illness

The Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital supports children with a chronic (long-term) disease. In the Netherlands, 14% of children and young adults under the age of 18 suffer from such a disease, which means more than 500,000 children. These children are less active in sports and exercise than healthy children because they feel restricted and anxious. Moreover, parents often worry about their child being active.

Yet it is very important to get plenty of exercise from an early age. This not only prevent physical deterioration but also contributes to social  well-being. No exercise means missing out on a lot of fun:  no gym classes, no swimming parties, not playing tag outdoors. And that is a recipe for unhappiness.

Research conducted by our sports doctor Linda van den Berg shows that doing sports is effective for chronically ill adults. Linda says:  "we need to find out whether this holds for children as well. So the Sophia Children’s Hospital will set up a customized exercise program for chronic ill children”. This program involves measuring the child’s muscular strength and endurance first. Taking this into account, an individual training program is designed. The child is guided by a physiotherapist, supervised by Linda”. The research goal is to determine what program works best for e.g. children with a heart or lung disorder, muscle disease or bowel disease.

We trust that chronically ill children build up a better condition through this program. And then gain enough confidence to exercise with their friends. We need healthier and happier chronical ill children who never have to stay at the sidelines. Will you join?

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30ste edition Cycling for Sophia! It has been a crazy year due to the corona virus and a difficult time for everyone. But it is precisely in this time that we need all the extra help for the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital. The 30th edition of Sports for Sophia in Topsportcentrum Rotterdam is on the schedule on 12, 13 and 14 February 2021. As an organization, we aim to allow this to take place in an adapted way. You will cycle in blocks of 2 and 2.5 hours. On Friday evening there are two blocks available, for which you can also register as an individual participant this year. Covid-19 developments: Unfortunately, we cannot foresee how everything around the Covid-19 will develop at the moment. But we are going to cycle anyway! If it turns out in (early) January that the event cannot take place in February, we have a plan B to cycle on different dates and at a different (outside) location in Rotterdam. In connection with the measures surrounding Covid-19, a maximum of 130 bicycles per block will be available this year, so that the bicycles are each 1.5 meters apart. In order to make the event run smoothly and to minimize the risk of the spread of Covid-19, extra measures will also be taken on site during the event. These can also be viewed in the FAQ page on our website. What do I get as a participant? Participation in the 30th edition of a great sporting event for a great cause* A cleaned (spinning) bicycle at your disposal* Facilities in the Topsportcentrum Rotterdam* A great goodie bag including an anniversary Sophia pin* A lot of fun and conviviality!* Registration fee, donations and starting ticket Each participant pays the registration fee of €20 directly when registering on this website. In addition to the registration fee, we ask you to raise a minimum of € 50 in donation money. If you reach at least €70 on your individual promotion page prior to the event, you will receive the starting ticket.This starting ticket will be sent by email 1 week before the start of the event. As a participant you can of course collect as many donations as possible. All donations are very welcome! With an amount of € 1,500 or more on your own individual promotion page, you will receive a beautiful Sophia keepsake from us. Sophia Mother and Child Center During this anniversary edition we will dedicate ourselves to the Sophia Mother and Child Center. After all, being born healthy cannot be taken for granted. Every year some 1,400 children die around birth. The Sophia Children's Hospital takes a groundbreaking step by treating children before birth, in order to increase their chances. Do you support the little ones?
Cycling for Sophia 2021

Update: Sporten voor Sophia verplaatst naar september

24-03-2021 | 13:51

Vanwege de aanhoudende maatregelen omtrent het coronavirus zijn wij helaas genoodzaakt om Sporten voor Sophia nogmaals te verplaatsen naar een nieuwe datum. De data in juni is na goed overleg met onder meer het Topsportcentrum Rotterdam verschoven naar 17, 18 en 19 september 2021.

Gezien de verantwoordelijkheid die we als Stichting van het Sophia Kinderziekenhuis hebben, is ook juni op dit moment te vroeg om een evenement zoals Sporten voor Sophia te kunnen organiseren. Vanuit het kabinet wordt de verwachting uitgesproken dat er vanaf 1 juli weer meer mogelijk is op het gebied van evenementen. Daarom gaan wij vol goede moed voorbereidingen treffen voor een geweldige editie van Sporten voor Sophia in september.

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