Cycling 2000 km in 10 days to raise funds for Renal Patients

Fundraising campaign by steve cassar
  • €2,925.00
    raised of €6,000.00 goal goal
48% Funded
30 Donors
Raised offline: €740.00
Total: €3,665.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities

Show less

As part of the Lifecycle Foundation's annual fund raising challenge, together with a group of 20 other cyclists and support crew I will be attempting to cycle from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, 2,000 km in 10 days, to raise money in support of renal patients in Malta.

After successfully completing the last year's challenge, from Buenos Aires in Argentina to Santiago in Chile, and seeing the positive impact the awareness and funds raised have had on the patients, I have decided to take up this gruelling challenge once again.


So why am I doing this?


“The worst day on the bike is still better than the best day on dialysis”

That’s something you’ll hear being repeated quite often in this group of LifeCyclists.

Renal Failure is a debilitating condition that is not often discussed, but is unfortunately affecting more people world wide every year - 1 in every 10 people in Malta suffer from a form of kidney disease.

Our kidneys are essential, keeping our blood clean and getting rid of dangerous waste products. When the kidneys can no longer do this efficiently, people are forced to turn to dialysis to filter and clean their blood. This entails passing a patient’s blood through a dialysis machine which does the kidney’s work. Patients have to endure this for 12 hours a week over multiple sessions.

Being diagnosed with renal failure has a massive impact on quality of life and makes everyday issues far more complicated. Even if a patient is lucky enough to find a viable kidney for transplant, it is unlikely to last the rest of their lives and they will need to be on a strict diet and medication for the duration.

Renal failure affects every part of a patient’s life, and so we fundraise to organise initiatives to help improve all aspects of the patients life.


And this is where I need your help.

As part of a team of 21 cyclists, we shall be attempting to cover the near 2000Km from Bangkok in Thailand all the way to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in just 10 days!

However, the most important part of this Challenge is to raise money for Kidney Research and improving patients’ lives at the Renal Unit in Malta.

Our teams collective ambition this year is to raise enough money to cover the following :-

  • Support the maintenance and updates of the TRACCIA donor matching software system
  • Continue to Support a Research Programme into Polycystic Kidney disease in Malta’, focusing on the genetic diagnosis in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), and is being conducted by the University of Malta’s Anatomy and Cell Biology Department, in collaboration with the Departments of Medicine and Pathology at Mater Dei Hospital.
  • Financing the Van service used to transport patients to and from their hospital treatment sessions
  • Financial support for the annual patients trips to Lourdes


The LifeCycle Foundation

The LifeCycle Foundation was founded in 1999 in order to create awareness and generate support for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease.

As a Foundation, LifeCycle has three main aims:

  • To raise awareness about Renal Disease.
  • To raise funds for the treatment of Renal patients.
  • To increase research into the causes and possible cures for Renal failure.

To achieve these goals, the Foundation is responsible for a number of challenges and projects while working closely with local patients and professionals to ensure our efforts are effective. We are as holistic as possible with our support, donating to practical life-saving equipment, software and research as well as taking steps to help improve patients’ quality of life.

The LifeCycle Organisation is registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations (VO/0529)

Help me contribute to this cause and make a donation. Your donations and support will go a long way.

Organizer

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 07, 2023
€100.00
  • THOMAS AGIUS VADALA
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2023
  • Prosit

€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2023
  • Well done Steve!

€50.00

No updates for this campaign just yet

Donors & Comments

30 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 07, 2023
€100.00
  • THOMAS AGIUS VADALA
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2023
  • Prosit

€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2023
  • Well done Steve!

€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2023
  • Well done. Steve!

€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 05, 2023
Amount Hidden
  • Katrina Samut-Tagliaferro
  • Donated on Dec 05, 2023
  • Well Done and Thank You for your determination, hard work and dedication. All the very best, Katryna S T

€30.00
  • Anna Murray Curtis
  • Donated on Dec 02, 2023
€50.00
  • Elisabeth Conrad
  • Donated on Dec 02, 2023
Amount Hidden
  • Sandy Muscat
  • Donated on Nov 30, 2023
  • Welldone Steve. Huge respect to you and all others.

€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 30, 2023
Amount Hidden
Show more donors

Followers

1 followers
Ella Strickland
€2,925.00
raised of €6,000.00 goal
48% Funded
30 Donors
Raised offline: €740.00
Total: €3,665.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities