The cash prize of 1,500 euro received as part of the award in the „Top Innovation“ category is to be donated to the Mannheim-based children‘s hospice association, Kinderhospiz Sterntaler e.V. Stephan Köhler, managing director of TRACOE medical GmbH: „For us, donating the prize money to a charitable cause was a foregone conclusion, as humanity is firmly enshrined in our corporate philosophy. This is a given for us, especially when it concerns very young patients.“
The Mannheim association Kinderhospiz Sterntaler e.V. supports children with life-limiting diseases and their families on this journey by providing care and nursing, sometimes over a period of several years. The donation is intended to help with the maintenance of the various facilities and work areas of the organisation. This includes an in-patient children‘s hospice in Dudenhofen - so far the only one in the Rhine/Neckar metropolitan region - home care, day care for the children and intensive family support.