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Valletta Cruise Port sponsors ALIVE 2017 Cycling Challenge for Cancer

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Valletta Cruise Port sponsors ALIVE 2017 Cycling Challenge for Cancer
Valletta Cruise Port sponsors ALIVE 2017 Cycling Challenge for Cancer

Once again Valletta Cruise Port operators of the Valletta Waterfront and the Valletta passenger terminals is a proud sponsor of the ongoing Alive Charity Foundation 2017.

The ALIVE Charity Foundation is the first charity foundation to raise funds for medical research in Malta. In the first four years of operation this Foundation donated over €365,000 towards Cancer Research and Cancer Care. The sponsored research has already resulted in ground-breaking discoveries which have enabled more efficient identification of cancers to provide targeted treatment. ALIVE is now funding treatment research which is leading to more effective and sustainable cancer treatment.  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.

‘Valletta Cruise Port feels duty bound to continue supporting such a worthy cause year-on-year.  Regrettably cancer is having a great impact on society, often striking close to home. This challenge will help fund related scientific research and awareness with long term impacts’, said Stephen Xuereb, CEO of Valletta Cruise Port and COO of Global Ports Holding. ‘This sponsorship is part of Valletta Cruise Port’s ongoing commitment to the Maltese community,’ he added.

The challenge consists of over 50 cyclists participating in a gruelling seven-day event ongoing between 7th and 17th July 2017, taking them from Copenhagen in Denmark to Warsaw in Poland, via Berlin in Germany. Riding approximately 165km per day, half the cyclists will cover 1,200km on roads using road bikes, whilst the other half will cover 1,090km of rough terrain and off-road trails using mountain bikes.

To prepare for such a challenge, all the participating cyclists must undergo an intensive 17-week training programme, starting with four sessions covering a total of 160km per week, building up to six sessions covering a total of 450-500km per week.

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