Our Campaign Story

ends 03 Jun 2022, 11:59 PM

Come 3 Feb 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 the HANDICAPS WELFARE ASSOCIATION whose efforts have empowered many persons with disabilities.

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.

13 years ago, on 19th December 2007, I became the fastest person in the world to complete 7 marathons across 7 continents 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 Dr 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 12th years in remission and I am very grateful.

I wish that my second chance at life does not go to waste. I will be 65 years old and will be a 12th year Stage 4 leukemia survivor when I come to the START line of the 7 Continents Challenge. Though I am afraid, I will overcome all odds and give my best to support this very worthy cause.

About The Charity

For the past 50 years, the Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) has been providing needed services to people with physical disabilities. To fund its services to the needy beneficiaries, HWA has to rely on the generosity of the public and organisations for financial support.

In recent years, HWA has expanded its services to meet the increasing and changing needs of people with disabilities and the rapidly aging population. The number of beneficiaries that HWA served is also growing and this means HWA has to increase its staff strength to meet the needs of the beneficiaries.

With the continuing community support, HWA will be empowered to continue its mission in serving people with disabilities and the elderly.

On behalf of our beneficiaries, thank you so much for your support!

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Disability
Elderly
Social Service