74KM Run for a Cause (HCA Hospice Care)
by Noel Bautista
for HCA HOSPICE CARE
Our Campaign Storyends 19 Jan 2017, 12 AM
I am running my 1st 74 KM Craze Ultra this year to raise awareness towards hospice and palliative care, and to raise funds for HCA Hospice Care as well as in memory of my father 1st anniversary being home with our Lord and his legacy in his fight and to keep going to the end. He has fought the good fight (of the terminal disease for 3 years), finished the race and claim the prize won for him. The battle for cancer is not just won by those who are healed but also by those who now rest. Like a battle, they keep going so that others have an opportunity to have more time with their loved ones.
Running an Ultra (or a marathon) is similar to the journey we have in life. We won't know the number of days nor will it be smooth. But we know that if we keep moving on through the course, we will finish the race and to finish it well. We never know when life ends, but we can do one thing (which is a liner by HCA as well) that is to 'add life to days, not days to life'.
HCA Hospice Care (HCA) is Singapore's largest home hospice provider which has benefitted more than 60,000 patients since its inception in 1989. Hospice care is most appropriate when a patient no longer benefits from curative treatment and life expectancy is at less than 12 months.
I look forward for you to join us in this run in one way or another or to contribute to HCA. Craze Ultra can be found at http://crazeultra.blogspot.sg/.
Thank you for your support and may the Good Lord bless us always!!!
We understand the medical and psychological needs of patients, caregivers and their families. By managing our patients pain and other symptoms with specialised care and support, we enable them to spend their last days at home, in comfort and dignity, with their families and loved ones.
Additionally, we care for the caregivers by providing them with psychosocial support, practical training, and advice at all hours with our 24/7 hotline.
As our home hospice service for adults is provided free-of-charge to all patients under our care, we rely on donations to support what we believe is a basic right: to die with dignity.
With your contribution and commitment to helping us, we are confident of achieving our goal to adding life to the days of patients with life-limiting illnesses.