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Rutronik Supports Team at the “Stafet for Livet” Anti-Cancer Run

The running club „Greve Trim“ collected 11.000 Euros for the fight against cancer at the „Stafet for Livet“ run in 2017.
The running club „Greve Trim“ collected 11.000 Euros for the fight against cancer at the „Stafet for Livet“ run in 2017.

Similar to last year, Rutronik is once again joining in the fight against cancer by supporting the “Greve Trim” running club at the “Stafet for Livet” race (“Relay Race for Life”) in Greve, Denmark, from August 18–19.

In 2017, the running club supported by Rutronik raised 11,000 euros for the fight against cancer. A total of 1,500 runners on 33 teams took part in the relay race in Greve, and together collected 74,000 euros. The “Stafet for Livet” relay race, which takes place on both days in numerous cities throughout Denmark, lasts 24 hours. Participants walk or run the entire time to draw attention to the fact that cancer patients have to fight the disease every second of their lives. Some of the runners, known as “fighters,” wear yellow T-shirts to show that they either have cancer or have beaten the disease.

The “Stafet for Livet” is held nationwide and is organized by the Danish Cancer Society. It will also receive the donations collected from the race. Rutronik learned about the event from an employee who runs for the “Greve Trim” team.

“Cancer is an insidious disease,” says Thomas Rudel, CEO of Rutronik. “Every euro invested in research and fighting the disease helps. That’s why we’re happy to support the ‘Relay Race for Life.’”


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Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2017) and the number eleven worldwide (SourceToday, May 2018). The broadline distributor supplies semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as boards, storage, displays & wireless products. The company's primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The ranges RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK SMART, RUTRONIK POWER and RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE provide customers with specific products and services in groups tailored to the respective applications. Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its scope of performance.

The company, founded by Helmut Rudel in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, now has over 70 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rutronik employs more than 1,600 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 950 million euros in the fiscal year 2017.

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