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Our Campaign Storyends 22 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM
One of my goals for 2018 is to run my first ever marathon and fundraise for the Mental Health Association at the same time.
I am just a 5km runner and my sister will tell you that I run slowly! I've started preparing for the big adventure and my aim is to just complete the race.
I've decided to raise money for mental health to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health. There can be self-imposed stigma from those suffering as well as negative public perception, the public may mistakenly think those suffering are weak or that it is self inflicted. This may hinder those suffering from seeking the treatment that they need.
Mental health affects every day life such as being able to work and maintain relationships.
I've started a 20 week training programme and have signed up to do the Sundown Marathon on the 19th May.
You can follow my progress on Strava :-)
About The Charity
Your donation matters.
Your invaluable donation can empower and help our beneficiaries in their journey to recovery and mental wellness. With your kind support, we can continue to provide rehabilitative, outreach, and creative services and programmes to persons with mental health issues, and help them recover and reintegrate back into the community.
Your generous gift also counts in funding our efforts to raise public awareness about mental well-being and resilience, as well as reduce the social stigma, and promote acceptance and respect for persons with mental health issues.
Established in 1968, the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is a non-profit and non-government social service organization, a registered charity under the Charities Act and an approved Institution of Public Character (IPC). We have also been awarded the coveted Charity Transparency Award 2018 by the Charity Council.