About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Relay Majulah is a ground-up initiative to form a 200-runners team to conquer 2,000km over 200 hours (2-10 Nov 2019) to raise funds for President's Challenge and its 67 supported charities; and to commemorate Singapore's 200 years. It also aims to unite the community, for the community; and tell the inspiring stories of people with indomitable spirit, who live life to the full and live life without limits.
Running has a special place in my heart. As a child, I was ostracized for being the slowest runner in my class and I yearned to be able to catch up to my peers. In my teenage years, I discovered that while I couldn't run as fast as my classmates, I was able to run further than most of them. Over time, I represented my school in distance runs and even won medals. I gave up distance running when I entered University and stopped for over 2 decades as I got busy with my career and started a family. Several years ago, I joined a 10K race that my firm sponsored and discovered to my surprise that I was able to complete it in a reasonable time. I started training again in earnest and over time, have even made it back onto the podium in some masters' races.
By participating in Relay Majulah, I hope to raise funds for President's Challenge and its 67 supported charities - to uplift and empower lives of many in need. Above it all, I hope to inspire others to know the nothing is impossible, and that if we keep the faith, miracles can happen. - Chan Wei Hsien
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
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.