HLRS Raises Funds for Children’s Hospice

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With sponsorship from the Fürstenberg Forum, staff at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart ran in support of a local charity.

On Saturday, July 22, staff at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart laced up their running shoes to participate in the 11th Hand in Hand Spendenlauf, an annual fundraiser that benefits the Stuttgart Hospice for Children and Youth. Between 8am to 8pm  HLRS runners and walkers joined the event in Leinfelden-Echterdingen or participated virtually, tracking their kilometers with a cell phone app.

With 45 staff members participating, HLRS achieved seventh place in the team ranking, traveling the equivalent of 1,386 laps, or more than 554 kilometers. Two HLRS runners placed in the top 20 of individual men’s rankings, with Visualization Department team member Thomas Obst placing third among all participants with a total of 61.5 km.




The Fürstenberg Forum sponsored HLRS with a pledge to donate €1 to the Hospice for each lap completed. In total, it donated €1,386 to the Hospice in recognition of the HLRS team’s achievement.

A total of 1,931 people participated in the 11th Hand in Hand Spendenlauf, raising a total of €92,627. The proceeds will help to maintain programs and facilities that support severely ill children and their families. HLRS has participated in this fundraising event over the past several years and plans to support it again in 2024.

HLRS acknowledges the Fürstenberg Forum for its generous sponsorship of this activity.

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