Enke Foundation to focus on depression

BERLIN - The German Football Association, the league and Bundesliga club Hanover 96 are setting up a foundation in name of the late Robert Enke and dedicated to the research and treatment of depression.

Germany and Hanover goalkeeper Enke committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a train on Nov. 10 after suffering from depression for years.

The Robert Enke Foundation will have a starting capital of 150,000 euros and will also work for children suffering from heart disease. Enke and his wife lost their two-year-old daughter Lara to a heart illness in 2006.