The Malta Independent 27 May 2019, Monday

Alive Foundation cyclists preparing to cross Alps in 1,200km challenge for charity

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 08:16 Last update: about 12 months ago

Twenty-nine cyclists from the Alive Charity Foundation will this year be participating in an 1,200km epic Transalp cycling challenge between 19 and 28 July.

The group will cycle approximately 170 km every day for seven days, from Vienna to Salzburg, through the Brenner Pass, along Lake Garda to Milan.


Alive Charity Foundation has fast become a recognised non-governmental organisation that is registered under the Commission of Voluntary Organisations.

Being the first foundation locally to raise funds for medical research in Malta, the group always believed that the most effective way to combat cancer was to treat those who may be affected and most of all carry out strategic research. In this way, one can speed up diagnosis, identify causes and eventually identify cures. This is why the foundation’s aim has always been to fund Ph.D. Scholarships at the University of Malta.

During the organisation’s first 5 years, with the support of cooperate companies and the Maltese Community at large, the group donated over €135,000 towards breast cancer research, €170,000 towards children’s cancer research and €80,000 towards a children’s recreational area within Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre. Another €100,000 was presented to the University of Malta, raised from last summer’s challenge, towards funding more Ph.D. Scholarships in cancer research.

This year, the foundation is working on a Cancer Research Programme in conjunction with the University of Malta to give the opportunity to other medical students in the cancer field to apply for research funds.

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