An employee of Id-Dar tal-Providenza takes up the Alive 2015 Cycling Challenge for Cancer

Ms Christine Ceci an employee of Id-Dar tal-Providenza will be joining a group of 45 cyclists in the Alive 2015 Cycling Challenge for Cancer from the 9th to 18th July 2015 across seven countries.

The group will cycle approximately 150 km every day from the Alps to Sutton in the UK. The route will see the cyclists starting from Liechtenstein, crossing the Alps and Switzerland and heading into Germany. After crossing the Black Forest and the Alsace region of France as well as the Vosges Mountains, they will head into Luxembourg and cycle to Belgium. Crossing the English Channel to Dover, the cyclists will then finish the challenge at the Puttinu Cares Residence in Sutton.

The raised funds will go towards scientific research in children’s cancer at the University of Malta. Dr Pierre Schembri Wismayer will be conducting the research together with a team of researchers in collaboration with Mater Dei Hospital.

According to Dr Pierre Schembri Wismayer “Much of the research already funded by ALIVE is aimed at better understanding the cancer’s genetic background in Malta and how to best tackle it. This year, they will be funding research into actually treating cancers. And for this we are very thankful,”

The public can help this year’s team either by making a donation by logging on:

Donations can also be sent by SMS on 50617364 (€2.33); 5061 8081 (€4.66); 5061 8913 (€6.99); and 5061 9208 (€11.65).
Or via bank transfer: Account No – BOV 4002149804-6 Alive Charity Foundation – Bank’s Bic – VALLMTMT – IBAN- MT85 VALL 2201 3000 0000 4002 1498 046
We augur Christine and all the participants well.