The Vodafone Malta Foundation has once again confirmed its support as Platinum Plus Sponsor in the upcoming charitable initiative – The Betfair Lifecycle Challenge.
Founded in 1999, the Lifecycle Challenge was created thanks to the efforts of a group of dedicated volunteers who endured different challenges to raise awareness on renal disease. This year’s 14th edition of the Lifecycle challenge will see a total of 33 participating cyclists hit the road to cover the gruelling 1,900 km journey from Brisbane to Melbourne in Australia in 11 days. Despite being the farthest destination from home to date, all 33 participants, coming from all walks of life, are eager to leave Malta for this endurance test on October 25th. The cyclists will return on 9th November.
Jason Pavia, the newly appointed board Member of the Vodafone Malta Foundation met with Alan Curry and Stephen Banavage from Lifecycle during their preparations for the Lifecycle challenge and stated that, “we are delighted to participate in this worthy cause. Joining forces with the Lifecycle Organisation makes us proud, and knowing that the challenge will bring people together to contribute generously towards the needs of renal patients will make it all worthwhile. We have no doubt that the whole team will do Malta proud yet again this year.”
The annual Lifecycle Challenge aims to generate funds for medical equipment at the Renal Unit and strives for improved quality of life of patients suffering from the debilitating illness by allowing them access to the highest standards of healthcare. Cyclists with different levels of ability and other members of the support team, including medical doctors have signed on to the challenge and will provide logistical support and help with common ailments participants are likely to experience during the 11-day venture in Australia.
Last year, Lifecycle collected nearly €120,000 from a number of companies and individuals. This year Life Cycle aims to match that amount or exceed it and realise the goal of acquiring a plasma electroforated machine for renal patients at Mater Dei Hospital. Donations to the Betfair Lifecycle Challenge 2012 can be made by sending an SMS to 5061 7370 (€2.33), 5061 8920 (€6.99), 5061 9229 (€11.65), or on landlines 5160 2020 (€10), 5170 2005 (€15), 51802006 (€25).