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ends 19 Nov 2021, 11:59 PM
The fifth edition of Sunburst is back this year as a virtual concert in light of COVID-19.

This annual fundraiser aims to raise $230,000 in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) (MDAS) and the School of the Arts Endowment Fund (SOTA EF). The SOTA EF addresses the need for long-term sustainability in providing their students with bursaries, scholarships and other financial assistance. The funds raised will be split equally between MDAS and SOTA EF.

Sunburst Virtual Concert 2021 will be coming to you in the form of three webisodes and one finale. Each ranging from 8 to 12 minutes long, the webisodes consist of docudramas with interviews and performances that tell the relationship forged between MDAS, SOTA, the benefactors and volunteers over these past few years.

This free-for-all virtual concert will be on SOTA's Youtube and Facebook page* at the following times:

Webisode 1: First Encounters - 15th October 2021, 8pm
Webisode 2: Connections - 22nd October 2021, 8pm
Webisode 3: The Road Ahead + Finale - 29th October 2021, 8pm

You can watch the concert via these links*:

The concert is organised by The Business Times, presented by CapitaLand, produced by Global Cultural Alliance, a non-profit arts and culture organisation, and directed by theatre practitioner Jeremiah Choy.

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.


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