The ALIVE Charity Foundation has donated another €90,000 to the Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT). These funds, raised through this year’s Dr Juice ALIVE2022 Cycling Challenge in Aid of Cancer Research, were presented during a ceremony held at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking at the University of Malta.
Set up in 2013, the ALIVE Charity Foundation has to date donated more than €700,000 for cancer research, thereby supporting a number of PhD and Masters scholarships and additional specific research projects, some of which are still ongoing. During the donation ceremony, Prof. Christian Scerri, on behalf of the cancer research teams at the University of Malta, gave an overview of how the money received from the Foundation has been utilised so far. His presentation summed up the extent of ALIVE’s impact on the research portfolio of the University, and has in no unclear terms shown how far the donations have gone.
Prof. Alfred J. Vella, Rector of the University expressed his gratitude to the ALIVE Charity Foundation who for the past decade have been a strong supporter of the University’s research efforts and appealed for more similar support from other sectors of the community.
Mr Nicky Camilleri, Chairperson of ALIVE Charity Foundation spoke about the determination of the NGO to persevere in generating awareness and supporting cancer research in the hope that one day we could be able to live a better quality of life. He thanked the organising Committee, as well as the cyclists and their families, who together in one united effort, made all this possible.