Support for Diabetes Center
February 2012Second chance for sick children: ContiTech donates a total of 37,000 Euros for a unique institution in Buzias, Romania.
Employees from ContiTech Fluid Technology, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group and Continental Automotive in Timişoara, Romania, have donated 2,000 Euros to a diabetes center in the nearby city of Buzias. In a state of severe financial distress, the center, which is primarily financed by donations, asked ContiTech for support in order to continue its work. As much more money was additionally required, Bernd Steinebronn, General Manager of ContiTech Fluid Romania, decided to donate a further amount of 35,000 Euros to the center. „The presentation of the check was highly emotional“, Steinebronn reported. After all, nobody had expected such a huge donation.
Unique for Romania, the center offers free treatment and accommodation to children and young people, who suffer from diabetes and hemophilia, up to the age of 30. Every year, up to 1,500 people are treated in the center, in groups of approximately 50 people, over a period of two weeks. During this time, children, who miss school because of their stay have teachers who keep them up to date. „The treatment saves the lives of many people“, Steinebronn says. „It gives them a second chance.“