"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".
This initiative is one of many that Alvogen teams around the world have launched to help support worthy causes in their local communities.
Ivana Stojcevic, who participated in the adventure last year, added: