Run for Sophie – join us on September 12th!

Looking for a fun sports goal after the summer? Join us – live or remotely – for the first Sophie Foundation charity run/walk.

Our goal is to raise funds for a private “mother & baby intensive care room” at the Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam – see more details below.

Thank you for your support! 

Get Your Running Shoes On!

We are organizing a charity run/walk on Sunday, September 12th, 2021, 11:00.Corona rules permitting, we will meet in the Amsterdamse Bos, at the “Kleine Speelweide” (see below). We have charted an easy loop of 2,5 km, which you can tackle anyway you want, e.g. walking 2,5 km with your kids and/or dogs; running 5k, 10k or more, doing the loop once, twice or more, depending on your appetite.

There will be a food truck for runners/walkers and their families/supporters with water/ snacks during the run, and a healthy lunch at the end. And of course there will be prizes for all participants, for the fastest loop, the fastest kid, the cutest dog, the best blue outfit, the biggest donation, etc.

Participation fee is EUR 50 for adults and EUR 20 for kids. (Additional donations to reach our goal of EUR 40,000 are of course very much appreciated 🙂

To raise the stakes, we will personally double your sign-up fee and donated/raised amount!

To sign up:

– please send a message to,

– kindly transfer the participation fee(s) by donating to the “mother&baby ICU project” directly on our website (iDeal, PayPal, credit cards).

If you’re not in Amsterdam, run anywhere in the world! For friends and family abroad, you can of course also join remotely, by running a 5k (or more)/walking a 2,5k wherever you are in the world. Please do send us a picture of you and indicate your distance and finishing time.

P.S. Please check out the possibilities of or other services, in case you are interested to raise funds.

More practical details on meeting place, etc. will follow directly when you sign up.

Our Big Goal for 2021:  a “Mother & Baby Intensive Care Unit”

Our new project for 2021 is to sponsor a “mother & baby private intensive care unit” at the Emma Children’s hospital in Amsterdam.

This will allow sick mothers and their prematurely born babies to share a room – rather than staying in two different parts of the hospital (as was the case with Birgit and Sophie).

Due to the specialist medical equipment, these units are expensive. To raise the necessary EUR 40,000, we need your help!

For more details on the “couplet units”, please click here, to read about a recent conversation with Dr. Timo de Haan, neonatologist at the Amsterdam UMC.

Thank you!

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