About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
I used to be overweight, had low self-esteem, did not do sports through most of my schooling life, and had a first marathon time of 4h29m34s in 2004. With determination and perseverance, I went on to become a national marathoner with a 2h32m12s personal best while shedding 24kg of weight.
While many of us are blessed with the ability to do what we love like running, many are unable to whether due to health, financial, or other reasons. I am participating in this meaningful Relay Majulah so I can run for others that cannot, as well as to give back to the less fortunate community in any small way that I can. This would help fulfill my 'why' in life which is to give, love, and serve out of my own abundance without expectation of return.
I am honoured to be part of a 200-runners team, seeking to conquer 2,000km over 8 days to raise funds for the President's Challenge and its 67 supported charities. Please support me and journey with me for Relay Majulah by donating towards a good cause. Thank you!
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.