Last Updated on Friday, 10 May, 2019 at 2:10 pm by Christian Keszthelyi
The LifeCycle Foundation Malta will hold two charity events — one at the University of Malta in Msida and the other at the main gate of Valletta — to inspire people of all ages to raise money by cycling for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta. The events are sponsored by Nescafé 3in1.
The LifeCycle Challenge for 2019 and 2020 is organising two three-day events, where participants will ride stationary bikes, turning every five minutes of cycling into a €2 donation each.
The first event takes place at the University of Malta from 13 May, Monday, to 15 May, Wednesday, at the Main Quadrangle of the university. The venue will be open from 09:00 to 16:00 every day.
The second event takes place at the city gate (opposite the Maltese parliament building) in Valletta from 16 May, Thursday, to 18 May, Saturday. The venue will be open from 09:00 to 14:00 every day.
LifeCycle organises bike challenges in different countries to generate funding for the needs and care of kidney disease patients and their families. The foundation’s work focuses on three major areas; raising awareness, supporting treatment and research, and working hand in hand with the medical staff of Mater Dei Hospital’s Renal Unit.
This year, the LifeCycle Challenge is being organised for the 21st time, and it will be taking cyclists on a 2,000-km route from Vietnam to Laos and Cambodia ending at the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat temples. Training for the challenge starts this month.
“As part of our Nescafé 3in1 sponsorship we are offering the public the chance to be part of LifeCycle Challenge,” said Alfred J. Borg, Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager at Nestlé. “As much as LifeCycle Foundation has from its very inception sought to instill respect and dignity for renal patients, their families, and the rest of the community through various educational initiatives, Nescafé too seeks to instill respect from the plant, to the farmer, to the community, and ultimately to our consumer,” he added.
“Our aim is to involve sports enthusiasts and the public of all ages, to experience cycling and, at the same time, help us improve the lives of kidney patients. The more people can join us on this stunt, the more we can extend our support. Thanks to our sponsor Nescafé 3in1, we are able to bring the LifeCycle experience closer to the public,” said Alan Curry, LifeCycle Founder.
The LifeCycle Foundation was founded in 1999 in Malta to create awareness and generate support for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease, according to the official page of the foundation. This year the challenge will take place between 9 September and 23 September across Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
Donations to the Nescafé 3in1 LifeCycle Challenge 2019 are open and can be provided via sms: 5061 7370 = €2.33; 5061 8920 = €6.99; 5061 9229 = €11.65; or via a call to 5160 2020 =€10, 5170 2005 = €15; and 5180 2006 = €25.
Bank details are the following:
Swift code: VALLMTMT
IBAN number: MT 18 VALL 22013000000014814521017
Bank name: Bank of Valletta
Account number: 14814521017.