How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$10 will go towards offsetting training expenses of athletes
$50 will go towards offsetting the monthly transportation costs of athletes to get them to training sessions
$100 will help athletes allay the cost of equipment needed for training sessions and competitions
$200 will help athletes offset the cost of participating in international competitions
Our Campaign Storyends 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 SINGAPORE DISABILITY SPORTS COUNCIL.
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
SDSC is the national sports body for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), founded in 1973. It aims to transform their lives through sport as a form of rehabilitative therapy, and means to realise their potential. Besides providing platforms for learning sport, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore at regional and international competitions. Our success stories include Aloysius Gan, boccia player and ASEAN Para Games gold medalist, and Yip Pin Xiu, Singapore's most decorated Paralympian. SDSC depends heavily on the kind and generous contributions of donors and sponsors to advance its cause.
SDSC aspires to provide the disabled with opportunities to participate, train and excel in sports; to enhance the lifestyles of the disabled and integrate them into the community through sport; and to increase public awareness of and promote widespread support for the sporting and recreational needs and aspirations of individuals with disabilities in Singapore.
SDSC aims to achieve this by establishing and influencing national disability sport initiatives, promotion and policies, providing guidance and support to disability sport organisations and advocates, representing the interests of persons with disabilities in sports, and overseeing the pathway and performance of talented individuals with disabilities.
Together with its members - an alliance of social service agencies, parasport and mainstream sport organisations, SDSC contributes to Singapore's inclusivity movement.