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Jenoptik supports the "Parent Initiative for Children with Cancer" in Jena

Jenoptik supports the Parent Initiative for Children with Cancer in Jena

Jenoptik has been the patron for the "Parent Initiative for Children with Cancer Jena e. V.” since 1996. The association accompanies parents of children with cancer on their difficult journey and provides them with support. Jenoptik supports the association with direct contributions, but also with personal donations.

In August 2018, after a one-year construction period, the new EKKStein building for the parent initiative was officially inaugurated with over 300 guests, supporters, sponsors, builders, parents and children.

The 1.7 million euro construction project was made possible by donations from Jena-based companies, among other things. Thanks todonations madeat Jenoptik Christmas parties,it was possible once again to make a donation of 5,000 euros this year. The money was used for upgrading the roof terrace, with plans for greening and furnishing it with cozy seating.

As the patron, CFO Hans-Dieter Schumacher symbolically handed over an awning for the roof terrace of the building to protect the young patients and their parents. The new building will be used as an advice and support center for the association.

In image (from left to right): Wolfgang Keller, Katrin Mohrholz, Joachim Schommer and Ralf Kuschnereit.