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.
I am one of the founders of the running club, X-Runners. I am also one of the trainers at HPB i-RUN. I started running marathons in late 2016 to keep diabetes at bay due to strong family history and made it to the Top 10 local female marathoner category in 2018. It was challenging training as a working-mom. I could only do it with a lot of discipline and determination. I have overcome many challenges in life. I always say, anything that doesn't kill me makes me stronger. As such, I have a strong mentality that also helps me in running marathons. This strength has transformed to grit that has seen me made improvements in my races, placing me as one of the top girls in Singapore. This grit has also taught me that life is like a marathon. If I can finish a marathon training and a race, I can take any challenges in life head-on.
I hope that by participating in Relay Majulah, I will be able to raise funds and give back to the community so that the needy can be inspired to see life as a journey and adventure and live it more richly.
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.