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Lankhorst Ropes supports Tour for Life

05 December 2016
Lankhorst Ropes supported Van Oord’s Marine Team 2.0 at the 8th Tour of Life in aid of the Daniel den Hoed Foundation. The 1,400km multiple stage bicycle event took participants from Bardonecchia, Italy to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, through the French Alps, Vosges and the Ardennes. The Daniel den Hoed Foundation supports innovative cancer research at the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute in Rotterdam. Research executed at the Cancer Institute is internationally recognized and seeks to support everyone affected by the disease.
The Tour of Life raised €855,000 for the Daniel den Hoed Foundation, helping the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute to continue to develop its research and treatment, in the pursuit of ‘personalised medicine’. Until recently the treatment of cancer was relatively standardised, however, the mutations in genes which cause a tumour vary from patient to patient. Personalised medicine means a treatment can be chosen that specifically targets particular tumour cells with the right dose at the right time; maximising the effectiveness of the treatment while minimising the side effects.  
Commenting, Lankorst Ropes’ commercial director – maritime, Hans Pieter Baaij said “Lankhorst Ropes is very happy to be able to support Van Oord in this worthwhile cause. Every member of Van Oord’s Marine Team 2.0 successfully completed the entire 1,400km course including the challenging mountain passes helping to raise a massive €110,000 for the Daniel den Hoed Foundation.”  
To find out more about the Tour for Life click here.