MeDirect Bank Malta plc has supported the Alive Foundation’s recent cycling trip to raise funds for cancer research. The event saw a group of 35 cyclists cover 1,300 kilometres from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela in just seven days, ending on 2 July. MeDirect’s contribution was also made in the name of Francois Ducuroir, Chief Risk Officer at MeDirect Belgium who sadly passed away from cancer in early June.
Vincent Borg, Chief Financial Crime Compliance, Reg Affairs and Corporate Governance Officer at MeDirect Malta, said, “Over the past decade, the Alive Foundation has made a massive contribution to cancer research in Malta, raising significant sums to fund Ph.D. scholarships at the University of Malta and to support specific research into breast and children’s cancers. Science is the key to tackling cancer and MeDirect is gladly doing its bit to support the cause while also honouring the memory of our dear friend and colleague Francois.”
Sandro Baluci from the Alive Foundation, said, “The support of corporate sponsors has always been vital for us not only in terms of the amounts of money we have been able to raise for cancer research but also in helping to build awareness about our Foundation. After another gruelling but successful cycle ride, we would like to thank MeDirect for their contribution and look forward to more collaboration in the future as we continue to help Malta based scientists and researchers in their tireless efforts to find new treatments for cancer.”
More information on the Alive Foundation and ways to donate can be found at https://alivecharity.com/