About Campaignends 22 Jul 2018, 11:59 PM
Four cyclists - Mr Tag Sin Siew, Mr Michael Ngu, Mr Tee Lay Kern and Mr Tan Ah Chwee - whose ages add up to a remarkable 257 years, will embark on a 16-day cycling journey in July across United Kingdom to raise funds for NKF!
Initiated and organised by the four cyclists, "Riding for Hope" will cover more than 1,600km and will be the longest distance the team ever takes, particlarly for one team member, Mr Michael Ngu, 62, who is physically challenged due to a bout of childhood polio, immobilising his lower limb movements. Despite his physical challenge, the rider is determined and optimistic about the upcoming journey. He will be riding on his handcycle, which is three-wheeled and powered by arms rather than legs. Besides Michael, the team leader, Mr Tag Sin Siew, 60, will also ride on a three-wheeled recumbent bike.
They hope to raise $257,000 for charity and every dollar raised will go towards NKF's efforts in promoting kidney transplant, as all expenses for the trip will be covered by the cyclists. The riders likened their three-wheeled cycles to the three kidneys in a kidney transplant recipient's body, as the recipient's own damaged kidneys will not be removed during the transplant.
About the Charity
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is currently supporting more than 5,000 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.
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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.
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