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 started in 2000 and represents a coming together of people from all walks of life, under the President's patronage, to help those who are less fortunate. It is the President's call to all Singaporeans to do their part to build a more caring and cohesive society.
While fundraising continues to be at the heart of President's Challenge, the campaign has gone beyond the giving of money to the giving of time, skills and talent for the less fortunate. President now seeks to play a bigger role in nurturing stronger communities by expanding support for programmes beyond the social service sector and to encourage the young and elderly population to be involved in community work.
Under the leadership of President Halimah Yacob, President's Challenge is looking into more customised and upstream support to help the most vulnerable change their circumstances through skills upgrading, capacity building and empowerment.