Malta: Gianluca Launches Cancer Prevention Campaign

The singing doctor from Malta, Gianluca Bezzina, surprised us all with an 8th place finish in Malmö this year, and he’s certainly putting his new found musical fame to good use. He’s launching a debut album on Tuesday 22nd July and is also fronting a series of cancer prevention initiatives in Malta. How he finds the time to be a medical doctor and singer and now charity campaigner is beyond me!

Speaking to Malta Today, cherub-faced Gianluca sounded totally Miss Congeniality. Clearly he isn’t just a good singer, but also a good guy. “I have always wanted to use my singing to contribute positively to society,” he says, “and I hope this initiative helps raise awareness about the little things we can do in our everyday lives to help prevent serious illnesses like cancer.”

Calamatta Cuschieri, a financial services company, is funding the campaign which hopes to help young people “plan for tomorrow, not just financially but even when it comes to their health”. We’re not sure business development director Alan Cuschieri noticed his subtle reference to Gianluca’s Eurovision song “Tomorrow”. But we did.

Gianluca’s new project has certainly met the approval of many, including wiwiblogger David T.

“As a cancer survivor, I appreciate Gianluca taking the time to do this,” he tells me. “Cancer steals away people well before their time. And a lot of it is preventable. Gianluca saves lives as a doctor. He’ll save even more with this campaign. Kudos.”

As well as the charity initiative, Gianluca’s debut album is funded by Calamatta Cuschieri. So we expect to be hearing a lot more from them both over the coming months as the charity campaign begins and Gianluca’s album is launched on Tuesday!

Katie Wilson contributed this story from the U.K. Follow her on Twitter at @katiewillfly and like our Facebook page to keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

Photo: Malta Today