About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
To some, running is just another form of sport or exercise. To others, it is their way to catch the MRT or the bus before it leaves. But to me, running is more than that. It is a way to liberate myself from my stressful work life, to enjoy the never-ending thrill of exploring new trails wherever I run.
I started running marathons when I was an undergraduate, back when marathons were as simple as running from point A to point B. With the advancements of technology, we are very fortunate to have all the knowledge and sports technology accessible to us, to help fulfill the dream of successfully completing a marathon. However, still, there are people who are unable to do so due to various unfortunate circumstances, youths being deprived of the ability to run. And as a passionate runner, my heart bleeds out to them. As such, I hope the funds raised from this relay will go towards helping the disabled and find a new breakthrough for them. And for those able-bodied youths out there, the next generation, I hope I can inspire you to come and run. Run not because you can, but for those who cannot. I hope you will support me in making a change. God Bless.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society. Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social entrepreneurship. In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.