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Maltese cyclists to raise funds for cancer research

Maltese cyclists will travel more than 1,200km from Oslo – through Hamburg and finishing in Amsterdam in just a week – from the 14th till the 21st of July.

The objective for this  7th edition  is to raise funds for cancer research conducted at the University of Malta.

The ALIVE Charity Foundation chairman Nicky Camilleri told 89.7 Bay: ‘To date we have invested more than half a million euros in medical cancer research for the betterment of the Maltese society’.

He added: ‘The final result is rewarding knowing that all of the funds collected are going to help such a worthy cause’.

President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca told 89.7 Bay: ‘Cancer research is of utmost importance and gradually and thankfully it is growing substantially in Malta’.

She thanked all those taking part in the Remax 2019 Cycle Challenge in July.

Medical experts said that currently half of the Maltese population are at risk of suffering from various types of cancer.

The ALIVE Foundation was the first charity foundation to raise funds for medical research in Malta.

Funds from the first two years were directed towards breast cancer research, whilst the funds from the last two years have been directed towards children’s cancer research.

The funds raised by ALIVE mainly go towards the human element of research, such as funding PhD research scholarships, as well as funding new and ongoing research.