DXC Cares: Runners support metabolic disease research and awareness

Damloop Team

Last month, a team of 20 DXC runners joined forces with Metakids to run the Dam tot Damloop, which is the largest sporting weekend in the Netherlands with over 87,000 participants. The 10-mile run features a unique passage through Amsterdam and holds special significance for DXC in the Netherlands, with many of our largest and most valued customers headquartered in close proximity to the race route.

DXC joined forces with Metakids, a nonprofit organization whose main activities include fundraising for metabolic disease research and awareness and improving the living conditions of children with metabolic disease.

Together with all those who volunteered and participated in the Dam tot Damloop 2017, we raised €30,000 for Metakids, which is enough for one researcher to work for 6 to 9 months. Recently, with funds like these, researchers invented a cocktail injection that significantly decreased the number of injections that kids suffering from metabolic disease needed to take. This greatly improved the quality of life of these kids.


Jeroen Bijnen headshot during road raceJeroen Bijnen is Manager Legal for Strategic Deals, North & Central Europe for DXC. He has been with the company since 2011 and has been providing pro bono legal support to Metakids since 2014.

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  1. That’s amazing work from the organization and we wanna see more of such works in future,All the best DXC keep going…..

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