About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
I am an Architectural Designer turned Flight Stewardess and am now a Pilates Instructor and Studio Owner. When I turned 31, an unfortunate event hit me and I was left financially depleted, emotionally drained and hanging off the edge of depression. I was lost in life and in total disbelief that I could ever do anything right again. I was in despair and sought help from AWARE. I was hiding away from life for a good 8 months. One day, I suddenly had the urge to attempt running. Even a short 1-minute run then would leave me heavily panting but I persevered through, and started finding back strength and confidence as I fought through each training session with pain. Since then I've moved on to do 10km races and half marathons, clocking timings that I would never dream of. Running gave me hope that if I could continue running past physical pain, I could almost brave through my emotional battles.
For Relay Majulah, I am running for people who are lost in life and fighting through ordeals and setbacks, to allow people to regain hope through running and finding back oneself like it did for me.
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.