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Alvogen Croatia helps cancer survivors with Adriatic Adventure

21 August 2012

Alvogen Croatia is leading a kayaking tour along the beautiful Adriatic coast, aimed at inspiring people to take action and help children battling cancer. In August, a team of 16 people will navigate 450 kilometers (280 miles) in 20 days, from Baska, on the Island of Krk, to the historic coastal city of Dubrovnik. Four people, including a young cancer survivor, are paddling the whole trip and eleven volunteers will jois for partial tours.

“We decided to paddle along the Adriatic as our journey symbolically represents a child’s journey from illness back to health. It takes a long time and is both physically and psychologically challenging,” explained Jerko Jaksic, Alvogen’s country manager in Croatia.

“Our goals are to raise $30,000 to help children who are cancer survivors, as well as reducing the stigma around this illness,” said Jerko. “We want to empower and inspire people who have been affected by cancer and raise the self-confidence of survivors”.

Ivana Stojcevic, who participated in the adventure last year, added: “It’s not an easy trip, but there’s nothing quite like propelling yourself across the water, marveling at the beauty around you — while supporting a great cause”.

This initiative is one of many that Alvogen teams around the world have launched to help support worthy causes in their local communities.