Fos­ter Clark’s spon­sors LifeCyle Chal­lenge for sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

This year the LifeCy­cle (Malta) Foun­da­tion will be cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary since it was first set up by its founder, Mr Alan Curry. For the sec­ond year run­ning, Fos­ter Clark’s has agreed to be the Ti­tle Spon­sor of the chal­lenge which will be tak­ing par­tic­i­pants to Dubai and cy­cling 2,000 km to Salalah in South­ern Oman.

LifeCy­cle Foun­da­tion’s mis­sion is to raise money for life sav­ing equip­ment in or­der to help per­sons suf­fer­ing from re­nal fail­ure, and to raise aware­ness about or­gan trans­plants here in Malta.

“As a com­pany, we sup­port the LifeCy­cle (Malta) Foun­da­tion. Re­nal re­search is cru­cial to help im­prove the qual­ity of life of many pa­tients suf­fer­ing from kid­ney fail­ure. Fos­ter Clark’s be­lieves in the im­por­tance of so­cial cor­po­rate re­spon­si­bil­ity and the pos­i­tive im­pact such ini­tia­tives like the LifeCy­cle Chal­lenge have on so­ci­ety as a whole,” said Mr John Schem­bri, Head of Op­er­a­tions at Fos­ter Clark Prod­ucts Lim­ited.

While the money do­nated by Fos­ter Clark’s will be di­rected to­wards the on­go­ing re­search into kid­ney dis­ease in chil­dren, the funds raised by the par­tic­i­pants will be do­nated to­wards re­nal pa­tients. Fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions with the Re­nal Unit, this year, the LifeCy­cle Foun­da­tion will be as­sist­ing in the fol­low­ing ini­tia­tives:

Con­tin­ued sup­port to­wards re­search into kid­ney fail­ure

Con­tin­ued sup­port to­wards “Trac­cia” database which is used for the blood analy­ses in the lead up for trans­plants

The fund­ing of a part time/full time psy­chol­o­gist

Clin­i­cal re­search pro­gramme in con­junc­tion with the Uni­ver­sity of Malta to look at spe­cific sta­tis­tics needed by the Re­nal Unit

Pos­si­ble em­ploy­ment of a data an­a­lyst

Part spon­sor­ship of the an­nual trip to Lour­des for pa­tients and med­i­cal staff

Con­tinue with the rental of a pas­sen­ger van for use by pa­tients on twi­light shift (late evening) dial­y­sis treat­ment. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and to do­nate to­wards this cause: www.face­book.com/events/306454086 525755/

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