The Malta Independent 15 April 2024, Monday
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Hospice Malta runners make strides in LifeStar Malta Marathon garnering support for palliative care

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 09:35 Last update: about 2 months ago
From left: Keith Demicoli, George Navarro and Michael Degaetano.
From left: Keith Demicoli, George Navarro and Michael Degaetano.

Hospice Malta, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing palliative care and support to individuals facing serious illness, is continuously supported by the generosity and commitment of its community. The recent example of three dedicated individuals who participated in the LifeStar Malta Marathon 2024 serves as a shining example of this dedication. Michael Degaetano, Keith Demicoli, and George Navarro showcased their unwavering commitment by participating in various events of the marathon, rallying support, and raising funds for Hospice Malta.


Keith Demicoli, reflecting on his motivation, stated, "Running the Malta Half Marathon for Hospice Malta was my humble contribution towards turning a dream to complete St Michael Hospice into reality. The comfort and dignity that Hospice Malta provides free of charge are truly unparalleled. I am grateful for the opportunity to support this cause and make every step count towards compassion and positive change."

Michael Degaetano, deeply touched by his personal experience, shared, "My mother Cecilia, a regular Malta half-marathon participant, passed away recently after her fight with cancer. The support we received from Hospice Malta was incredible. Participating in this Walkathon was my way of expressing gratitude and raising funds to support the remarkable work they do."

George Navarro, inspired by his family's journey, emphasised the significance of giving back, saying, "Witnessing my father's selfless commitment to this cause and experiencing the care provided to my uncle has deeply touched my heart. Participating in the LifeStar Malta Marathon was a meaningful way for me to contribute and ensure that Hospice Malta continues its invaluable work."

Together, these compassionate individuals have collectively raised over €3,200, which will further contribute to sustaining Hospice Malta's vital services.

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