SMoms Running for a Better Tomorrow
by Cassandra Ansari Hie
Our Campaign Storyends 30 Apr 2017, 11:59 PM
We are two childhood friends embarking on a 3 day stage race organized by Action Asia Events in Lijiang, Yunan China.
The Ultra Marathon will cover a total of 100km over 3 days from 1-3 April 2017.
This is our self-sponsored race which we would like to dedicate the fund raised to DOT (Daughters of Tomorrow), a charity organization whose mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for the under-priviledged women. Please read more about DOT below.
We have known each other for more than 30 years and always been the pillar of support to each other through the ups and downs in the different phases of our life. In celebration of our 32 years of friendship, we finally plucked up the courage to participate in our first ever overseas ultra-marathon race on our own! It will be a real test for us, 2 "blurred sotong" moms together in getting ourselves to train, to pack, and getting to the start point for the race.
We hope that through this adventure, we could encourage all women to stay strong and positive in all circumstances by us illustrating our resilience in conquering the race.
So we sincerely ask of you, our friends/runners and families to support us by donating generously to this fund-raising event.
Please share this good cause with your friends and families too!
"The best protection any woman can have....is Courage"
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT) is a registered charity organization in Singapore whose mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women, and support them in building financially independent and resilient families. Our beneficiaries are women aged 20 to 60 who are from low-income families who currently face limitations on access to gainful employment due to child-rearing responsibilities, lack of flexibility in employment practices and lack of focused training and skills-enhancement.
DOT comes in to complement and support existing training and workforce-related agencies by connecting volunteers and community resources to enable each woman on an individual level. By deep-diving into practical day-to-day constraints of these women, we offer hand-holding and individual coaching to help each woman reach regular and sustained employment.
What we set out to achieve:
- Job creation for underprivileged women whose talents are otherwise under-utilized.
- Reduction of number of families in poverty.
- More conductive environment for children from low-income brought about by financial upliftment.
- Employment culture in Singapore that is socially-integrative.