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Co Cycling Amsterdam was founded in 2014 as an initiative of 6 co-assistants and friends, who are fanatic cyclists in addition to their passion for medicine. Since the beginning of the study they have been cycling their laps together every week, like a true cycling team. These co-assistants have now become full-fledged doctors and are gradually transferring the baton to new enthusiastic co-assistants. They do, however, remain involved in the background with this great initiative that they have started.
In our daily activities, as co-assistants and doctors, they are confronted with the possibilities, but also with the limitations of medicine. Although the medical world can often offer a solution to seriously ill patients, there are also cases where medical intervention will be insufficient. Through this event they want to mean something to those for whom medical treatment is no longer useful. That is why they use the following motto:
"Where the medical limits end, we cycle a little further."
This year the full proceeds from our tour will go to Stichting Steun Emma children's hospital. They will use this money for the realization of the new IC Neonatology of the merging hospitals VUMc and AMC.
What is the IC Neonatology?
Newborn children who are life-threateningly ill end up in an Intensive Care (IC) Neonatology. More than in the past, there is now a strong desire from parents to be close to their child during this difficult period, preferably 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parents are given a more participatory role in the care of their child, that is what we call 'family integrated care'. For most parents, this means that they sometimes spend more than a hundred days in the hospital.
During this period the IC Neonatology is their second home, where they have to build a bond with their child, pick up part of the care and often have to become healthy again. Family Integrated Care will be central to the renewed IC Neonatology department.
The Emma wants to realize an IC Neonatology with 36 'Single Bed Units'. The starting point for 'single bed units' is that the newborn and the parents are together as much as possible and are nursed in their own room. The most important advantages are better hygiene, more privacy for mother and child, better bonding between parents and child and creating a homely atmosphere during a months stay at the IC Neonatology.
The ambition of the Co-cycling Tour is to raise € 40,000 in order to make one single bed unit possible.
Do you also want to work for these patients? Then take part in our CoCycling Amsterdam tour
AthleteSportsWorld.com will include all participants. provided with the necessary sports drink and a water bottle before and during this beautiful tour!
Watch the beautiful after movie of the Co-cycling Tour 2017 below.