How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Your donation provides a trip for a beneficiary to take specialised transport to attend our programmes and services.
This contribution will help to ignite the artist in our beneficiaries by supporting a week of art lessons.
With your contribution, this will help to support one beneficiary in attending weekly centre-based programme that focuses on building their functional and vocational skills training.
Your generous contribution will ensure that a beneficiary undergoess weekly physiotherapy for a year, making sure that he/she maintain muscle usage and slow down muscle-weakening.
Our Campaign Storyends 20 May 2018, 11:59 PM
Paddling for 24 hours is a privilege, and opportunity and a way of doing our little bit for those who would need a leg up in life.
The 24 Hour Static Kayaking Challenge reminds us that if we are able to live life "normally", we have to use our strength to go the distance for others who need funds; to help persons with muscular dystrophy experience life with the most independence and freedom possible.
Persons with muscular dystrophy (a currently incurable condition which sees gradual muscle wasting and degeneration) have to spend most of their time seated in a wheelchair or lying down.
But, these people possess a great mental strength which I am in awe of, and a zest for life which we can learn from.With help and support from their family, from their friends, from MDAS, they can continue living with hope and determination, to cover the expensive care and transport costs.
24 Hour Static Kayaking Challenge began as a project to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Singapore. This year, we are organising this event once more, and we are aiming to contribute more, by raising funds through donations, and through shirt sales.
So let us show our support for MDAS, and for all persons with muscular dystrophy, by donating or supporting our event on 19-20 May 2018 at the Star Vista!
When the muscles fail, the mind takes over.
About The Charity
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, is a non-profit social service agency that empowers persons with Muscular Dystrophy and their families through programmes and services. MDAS is a full member of NCSS and a registered charity with IPC (Institution of Public Character) status.
Since our inception in March 2000, our mission is:
- To provide care and support to people with Muscular Dystrophy;
- To provide health and public education on Muscular Dystrophy;
- And to support medical research on Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a group of genetic physical conditions characterised by muscle-weakening and contractures. Persons with MD face challenges with activities of daily living, from flipping a page in a book, to toileting and bathing. Many persons with MD have to rely on mobility aids, especially a motorised wheelchair, in order to commute. There is currently no known cure for MD.
Your generous donation will go towards supporting MDAS's operating expenditure in providing programmes, services, all supporting costs for over 500 beneficiaries and sustain its operating activities.