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 an Executive Director and Private Banker at Bank of Singapore. Despite the constant demands to travel for work, I also found time to be a running guide for Runninghour - an inclusive running club promoting integration of people with special needs through running as well as a regular volunteer pacer for Race Against Cancer - an annual race to raise funds for Singapore Cancer Society programmes and services.
In 2011, I was overweight and was feeling depressed over my ballooning waistline. Despite struggling to run initially, within the next 6 months, I had completed a 100km ultra marathon through sheer determination. Running also literally saved my life. At a time when I was feeling depressed over my weight and health, running gave me a renewed sense of focus.
Through my participation in Relay Majulah, I hope more people will step forward to help the less fortunate, be positive no matter what their circumstances and to live life to the fullest!
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.