STL Technologies has joined forces with the local renal health charity LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation as one of the Platinum Plus sponsors of the 2023 LifeCycle Challenge that will see over 20 cyclists embarking on a 2,000-kilometre ride from Bangkok in Thailand to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia between 23 November – 8 December.
Apart from its digital and technology expertise and support, STL Technologies’ donation will mainly go towards funding the TRACCIA Software Support System, which is the software used at Mater Dei Hospital’s Renal Unit for the matching of kidney donors with medically compatible transplant candidates.
STL Technologies is no stranger to the LifeCycle Challenge as its co-founder and CEO Joe Aquilina has been actively involved with LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation for a number of years and will this year be also cycling his fourth Challenge. Commenting on the decision of STL Technologies to support this cause, Aquilina said: “As a leading company operating in the tech industry, a sector inherently driven to instil change and development, STL Technologies can deeply relate to initiatives that promote positive change. By supporting the LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation, we aim to extend our impact as a company beyond the digital and entrepreneurial fields and into the heart of Maltese society – the health and wellbeing of our very own.”
In Malta, chronic kidney disease affects one in ten people, with 364 patients on haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis at the end of 2022. About 20-25 kidney transplants, the other form of Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) for patients suffering from renal failure, are carried out in Malta every year. The LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation remains the only voluntary organisation that raises funds to support renal patients in Malta and Gozo, to help fund research into renal disease and raise awareness on kidney health.
With the help of its sponsors, cyclists, organising and support team, and the generous response of the public, LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation is aiming to raise about Eur200,000 through this year’s challenge.
Donations to the LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation can be made via Revolut on 9932 9101, by PayPal on this link: https://buff.ly/35g17CC and via SMS: 5061 7370 for €2.33; 5061 8920 for €6.99; 5061 9229 for €11.65; or via a call to 5160 2020 for €10; 5170 2005 for €15; and 5180 2006 for €25.
Donations can be made also via bank transfers via Swift code VALLMTMT, IBAN MT 18 VALL 22013000000014814521017, with the Bank name being Bank of Valletta, and account number 14814521017.
The LifeCycle Foundation is registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations – VO/0529