In 2022, Jacques Isabelle was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. As he continues his treatment and recovery he has made it his goal to help find a cure and support families impacted by Leukemia. After months of treatment, tests and chemotherapy, Jacques is now a member of a panel in the UAE helping spread awareness of male mental health in cancer patients and advising future hospital projects.
In July 2023, a team comprising of Jacques' friends and family will take on the iconic Land's End to John O'Groats cycle challenge (cycling the length of the UK). With over 1,000 miles of undulating cycling, the team of 7 cyclists and 2 support crew will push themselves to achieve this monumental goal over 10 days. Over the coming months we will spend countless hours in the saddle preparing ourselves to complete this challenge, whilst our support team puts in just as much effort ensuring that each stage runs smoothly and successfully.
The overall goal is to make a substantial donation to the Al Jalila foundation, a UAE based, not for profit organisation whose mission it is to transform lives through medical research, education and treatment. Donations big or small are appreciated and will go directly to the Al Jalila Foundation. Please see below for more information on the foundation.
Al Jalila Foundation, a global healthcare philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives, was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.
Al Jalila Foundation supports medical treatment for individuals unable to afford quality healthcare; provides education and scholarship programs to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals and supports ground-breaking research that addresses health challenges prevalent in the region including cancer.
For more information on our work, please visit: www.aljalilafoundation.ae