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About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
An avid runner, who has also run for other worthy causes.
I enjoy running and God has given me the gift of running. I hope to raise awareness for Parkinson through my participation in this race.
I came to know about Parkinson and the impact on the lives of patients recently. It is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects a person's movement. Some symptoms include trembling in the hands, arms, stiffness of the limbs and body, slow movement and poor balance.
Parkinson can affect the younger ones : about 5-10% of the 10,000 People with Parkinson in Singapore are those diagnosed between 21-40 years old, with the majority above 60 years old.
Although there may not be a cure yet for Parkinson, I am believing that it will come soon and would like to do my part through my passion in running in the meantime. - Cindy Chong
About I Run For Parkinson
I Run For Parkinson is a new initiative of Parkinson Society Singapore (PSS) calling for running enthusiasts to make their race in the upcoming Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2019 more meaningful by raising awareness and funds to support People with Parkinson. Making another meaningful first is the formation of Team Parkinson - a team of People with Parkinson and their caregivers participating in the 5km category!
We are grateful for the support from our corporate partner, Lundbeck Singapore, for your sponsorship towards Team Parkinson's participation & training!
About the Charity
Parkinson is the second most common neurodegenerative disease affecting 3 out of every 1000 people aged 50 and above. Singapore's first community-based Parkinson Centre provides people with Parkinson and their caregivers with the much needed support beyond those provided in hospitals.
Parkinson Society Singapore (PSS) was formed on 16 December 1996 by a group of doctors and caregivers to help people living with Parkinson. The society was registered as a charity on 28 January 2000 and is a member of National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
Since then, the Society has organized a number of programmes including annual public forums, therapeutic exercise programmes and social and recreational activities, aimed at improving the lives of People with Parkinson (PwP).
The Society also works closely with support groups in various hospitals and publishes newsletters and books to raise the awareness of Parkinson. In Singapore, three out of every 1000 individuals aged 50 years and above have Parkinson. The number of PwP is expected to go up in our rapidly ageing population.