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

Formerly known as Very Special Arts Singapore, ART:DIS is a non-profit organisation established in 1993, championing the learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities (PwDs) in and through the arts.

We provide a wide range of programmes to enable PwDs to develop their artistic interests, grow their self-confidence and engage them as active members of a supported community, outside of and beyond formal education.

Our parallel professional development pathways further support sustainable & meaningful impact for PwDs to gain work experience, empowering them to live independently in the community.

At ART:DIS, we value the unique strengths and perspectives of persons with disabilities and believe the arts offers us a lens to understand who they are, to connect with and to experience the world together.


Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

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