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About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
HR professional and an avid runner
I am no different to any runners you get to meet near your neighbourhood or during races. As part of the run community, I do get opportunities to share my running experiences, encourage and motivate many others to enjoy this sport as much as I do.
Running/jogging, in my opinion, has always been the easiest sport whereby you just need a pair of running shoes to hit the road. However, this is not the case for our People with Parkinson (PwP).
Parkinson's disease, being the second most common neurological disorder in Singapore, is a neuro-degenerative disease that affects the mobility and quality of life of sufferers. In advanced stages of Parkinson's disease, Our PwP might require assistance from a carer to even carry out day-to-day activities. Unfortunately, a cure has yet to be found.
I will be running my next full marathon at the Singapore's most anticipated race event - Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon to raise awareness and funds aimed to improve the lives of our PwP. I hope you could show your support in this meaningful cause with your kind donations and help make another difference this 2019! - Jerlynn Goh
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.
About the Charity
Parkinson is the second most common neurodegenerative disease affecting 3 out of every 1,000 people aged 50 and above. Singapore's first community-based Parkinson Centre at Bishan 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 therapeutic exercise programmes, social and recreational activities and annual public forums, 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, there are more than 8,000 PwP and the number of PwP is expected to go up in our rapidly ageing population.