Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Jan 2021, 11:59 PM

Hi everyone!

How would you feel if you found out you had diabetes? What would you do?

When my doctor told me I had diabetes, I was taken aback and my first thoughts were about my family and how this would affect us. As I went for my routine walk with my granddaughter to clear the many unhappy thoughts, I gently held her hand as we walked together, and I realised how much I stand to lose if my health condition continued to worsen.

I will not give in to this disease. Not now, not ever.

I began exercising more fervently, watching my diet as I gave up my favourite dessert, Chendol, and going for regular check-ups to monitor my condition. My efforts paid off after losing 10kg in a span of 6 months and I am keeping my diabetes in check, for myself and for my loved ones.

At NKF, we advocate healthy living and we want to get the nation onto this movement. However, we can only do so much. With everyone coming together, we can build a healthier nation and achieve more.

Join me as I challenge my limits in the 55km category to support NKF patients.

Please support me by making a donation here or register at http://qrco.de/runinsreg now!

About Campaign

Did you know, there are nearly 5.5 new kidney failure patients in Singapore every day?

The number of new cases has increased about 60% over the past 10 years with diabetes being the No. 1 cause of kidney failure. More than half who have diabetes are unaware of their condition.

Run Inspired! is NKF's inaugural three-week virtual charity run event. Participants can run at their own pace and space to help achieve a collective distance of 55,000km and raise $200,000 to provide Artificial Kidneys (A.K.s), crucial in our patients' dialysis treatment to filter waste and excess fluids.

Our run ambassadors will be sharing their motivational stories throughout the event to uplift the community to step out of their comfort zone to run for a meaningful cause and be empowered to take charge of their well-being.

Menarini Asia-Pacific, our main partner, will be donating S$2 for every kilometre (KM) covered by participants, up to S$100,000, increasing the impact of your participation.

So rally your friends and family members to run together for a good cause! To make it even more meaningful, you can start your own fundraising campaign to garner support and donations to help kidney failure patients!

Register now at http://qrco.de/runinsreg

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About The Charity

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is currently supporting more than 4,900 kidney failure patients, about two-thirds of the national kidney failure patient population. Our patients are of the lower income group. Treating a patient costs over $2,000 a month, however, the treatment our patients receive is highly subsidised, with 74% paying $50 or less a month out-of-pocket.

NKF remains committed to journeying with our patients every step of the way in their treatment and rehabilitative care, advocating kidney health to prevent kidney failure and making a difference in the renal landscape to benefit the community.

Partner us in giving Life & Hope to our patients now!

All donations received through Giving.sg will be channelled to NKF General Fund, which will be used to provide subsidised dialysis treatment and holistic care for our patients.

To view our financial statements, please visit our corporate website at https://nkfs.org/about-us/annual-reports/

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