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Your $25 donation will support a primary school student for 10 days.
Your $50 donation will support a secondary school student for 2 weeks.
Your $100 donation will support a secondary school student for a month.
Our Campaign Storyends 11 Apr 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 the NUHS FUND.
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 will be 65 years old and will be a 13th year Stage 4 leukemia survivor when I come to the START line of the 7 Continents Marathon Challenge. Though I am afraid, I will overcome all odds and give my best to support this very worthy cause.
About The Charity
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for transport or using it to meet other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes.
The Fund supports about 10,000 children and youth a year. Since the year 2000, the Fund has disbursed more than $80m and helped over 180,000 children and youth.
STSPMF disburses the funds to needy students through participating mainstream schools and disbursing agencies such as Youth Centres, Family Service Centres (FSCs), Special Education (SPED) schools, VWOs working with persons with disability, specialised schools, Children's Homes and PAVE.
STSPMF is a charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.
Read more about STSPMF at www.spmf.org.sg