Photo by the University of Malta

After a 2-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ALIVE Charitable Foundation has once again organized its cycling challenge and raised an additional €90,000 for cancer research led by academics from the University of Malta. The funds were donated at a ceremony held at the University of Malta Biomedical Laboratories.

Established in 2013, the ALIVE Charitable Foundation has to date donated approximately €700,000 for cancer research, the funds of which have supported a number of PhD and Masters scholarships and seven other specific research projects, some of which are still ongoing.

During the donation ceremony, Professor Christian Scerri, on behalf of the University of Malta cancer research teams, gave an overview of how the money received from the Foundation has been used so far. ‘now.

Mr. Nicky Camilleri, President of the ALIVE Charitable Foundation spoke of the NGO’s determination to continue supporting cancer research in the hope that one day we can live a better quality of life. He went on to describe how Cancer is a reality that concerns us all, although to varying degrees. For some it’s a light brush, but for the vast majority it’s a tough fight. Cancer research offers a permanent ray of hope to these patients, their families, their friends and their communities. Raising funds to support various cancer research projects remains the primary goal of the ALIVE Charitable Foundation. He thanked all the cyclists who, together with the support team, endured physical and emotional hardship during this year’s 1000 km cycling challenge in Sicily to be able to make it happen. He also thanked their main sponsor, Dr. Juice for their strong support for this cause.

Professor Alfred J. Vella, Rector of the University, expressed his gratitude to the ALIVE Charitable Foundation which over the past decade has been a strong supporter of the University’s research efforts and called for support more similar from other sectors of the community. He underlined the importance of the Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) in brokering such synergies which significantly increase the University’s funds for research.

Also present at the donation ceremony were Parliamentary Secretary Keith Azzopardi Tanti, Opposition Education Critic Justin Schembri and Opposition Research and Innovation Critic Stanley Zammit.

The ALIVE Foundation donates an additional €90,000 for cancer research
Photo by the University of Malta

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