Where we came from
The LifeCycle Foundation was founded in 1999 on the Mediterranean island of Malta in order to create awareness and generate support for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease. Nowadays, a large portion of the money raised goes towards research in trying to determine causes and cures to kidney disease.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.
The LifeCycle Organisation is registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations. VO/0529
What we do
The Foundation organises one of the most gruelling endurance events in Europe, pitting a dedicated team of international cyclists against the elements in a long distance ride through different countries all over the world. This event covers an average of 2,000km in a mere 10 days and is held annually in the summer months. By putting such an extreme event together, LifeCycle intends to attract the attention to the plight of patients suffering from Renal failure and to encourage generous donations from major countries and the general public. In past years, LifeCycle has raised an estimated €2,000,000 to help improve the lives of kidney disease patients.
Who we help
Renal Unit Support Health Hub
Rush is the next step in our saga of providing care to renal patients. Renal failure is a multifaceted disease requiring a multifaceted approach.Our first and top priority is to get patients the psychological support they need. Giving patients the tools to be able to handle their condition from a psychological aspect will result in a dramatic increase in their own quality of life and that of their family. Over and above this, as phase two of the project, we will be targeting aspects that lead to the disease, which can be avoided by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Diabetics, hypertensives and obese persons will be able to benefit from various lectures, awareness days, fitness sessions and others. This will lead to less people having to go through this detrimental disease.