Our Campaign Story

ends 04 Sep 2023, 11:59 PM

Come 25 OCT 2022, I will embark on another wheelchair world record breaking attempt to complete 7 marathons across 7 continents in 7 days, with the hope to also raise $77,700 for ART:DIS

In 2018, I decided it will be my last ultramarathon to raise funds for those in need (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health
/one-last-ultramarathon-for-paraplegic-fundraiser). Covid-19 opens my eyes to many needs in the community. This is my comeback race.

14 years ago, on 19th December 2007, I became the fastest person in the world to complete 7 marathons across 7 continents in a wheelchair in 26 days, 17 hours, 43 minutes and 52 seconds.

The WOW moment of being a world record holder was taken away when In April 2009, I bled during the Paris Marathon and was diagnosed with Stage 4 leukemia with only 9 to 12 months left to live.

At NUH, I fought for my life. The dedication and care by Professor Koh Liang Piu, Dr Benjamin Mow and their Teams sustained me during the six months of chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplant. I am attaining my 13th years in remission and I am very grateful.

I wish that my second chance at life does not go to waste. I am 65 years old and a 13th year Stage 4 leukemia survivor when I come to the START line of the 7 Continents Marathon Challenge. Although I feel daunted by the magnitude of this Challenge, I will give my best to support this very worthy cause. Please kindly support us as any amount means alot to us.

About The Charity

ARTDIS (Singapore) Ltd, formerly known as Very Special Arts Singapore, is a leading charity dedicated to creating learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the arts.

Started in 1993, ART:DIS continues the hard work and sacrifices made by our stakeholders over the past 28 years to organise art programmes, workshops, projects, collaborations, exhibitions and performances for persons with disabilities.

ART:DIS represents the pathways that we create through the arts for persons with disabilities to express themselves, gain confidence and be part of a community that is rewarding.

Through the 3Es (Enable, Empower, Engage) ART:DIS aims to inspire our artists, volunteers, partners and donors to participate in a community that is dedicated to giving back and creating a more inclusive society.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Arts & Heritage
Community
Disability
Education