Who we are
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)
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.
The LifeWalk Challenge was born as a homage to the first LifeCycle Challenge, which ended in Newcastle. Every year more than 20 participants walk the length of Hadrian’s wall in the United Kingdom, walking 135km in four days. Every year this challenge gets more popular, giving everyone an opportunity to challenge themselves, experience the British countryside, and support Renal Patients. Participants collect donations which are used to fund out efforts to help local renal patients.
Big goals are achieved in small steps. Our environmental movement is organized in a way that allows everyone to participate.
If the current rate of deforestation continues, it will take less than 100 years to destroy all the rainforests on the earth.