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Action for Breast Cancer Foundation: A warm welcome in Brussels to cyclists raising funds for breast cancer research in Malta

HEAL member Action for Breast Cancer Foundation, the HEAL Secretariat along with the Maltese EU Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg and MEP Claudette Abela Baldacchino were delighted to welcome 38 cyclists to Brussels last night (22 July) as part of their endurance route of 720km from London to Paris via Brussels.

The cyclists travelled for 12 hours in the hot summer heat and were pleased to arrive to a warm reception at the Maltese Embassy Dal Malta in Brussels.

The Malta Airport ALIVE 2013 cycle challenge is raising funds for breast cancer research projects in Malta funded by the University’s Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT). The aim is to raise the status of health awareness and scientific research.

The initiative was launched in collaboration with Action for Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF). ALIVE and ABCF are working together to drive this innovative and concerted initiative, where by patients and society at large stand to benefit through scientific research conducted at the university.

ALIVE Charity Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, funded by volunteer donations and contributions and pursuing charitable activities for the support of other charitable institutions, organisations and individual causes.

Action for Breast Cancer Foundation has been a key supporter of HEAL’s environmental prevention work on cancer for many years.

You can track the progress of the cycle challenge via Facebook here and support the cause by donating at

Cyclists happy to reach Brussels after 12 hours!

Chairperson of Action for Breast Cancer Foundation Helen Muscat congratulates cyclists

Action for Breast Cancer Foundation with EU Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg

Originally posted on 23 July 2013

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