Charity event LifeCycle Challenge 2019 raised €1,142 for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta. The event was held at University of Malta Msida Campus and in Valletta. The title sponsor of the event was Nescafé 3in1.
“The public the chance to get a taste of what the LifeCycle participants experience at the gruelling challenges organised annually in aid of renal patients in Malta,” the press statement says.
Three professional bikes, which have been used on past LifeCycle Challenges to Zambia, Tanzania and Oman, were set up at Nescafé stand, where participants were able to cycle on a static base for few minutes in return for a donation.
LifeCycle Founder Alan Curry thanked all those who took part, and the sponsor Nescafé 3in1 for making this another great event at raising money and awareness to help improve facilities for renal patients.
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.
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.