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.
In 2008, I was diagnosed with TB and as the sole breadwinner, I was worried if I would lose my job and if I did, who would take care of my family (which includes my 3 kids). I had friends then who were diagnosed with cancer and I was very encouraged to see how they found and drew strength from within, remained positive to show the world that life can go on and that it is possible to overcome all odds. There are many others out there who are less fortunate and who struggle more than all of us daily, yet are pressing on to overcome all odds and to brave life as it comes. And this is why I decided to be part of Relay Majulah to play my part in showing my support to the community in need. Your donations mean a lot and collectively, we can change the world for many in our community whom we love and care for, and do not want to be left behind. Just like the 200 runners, each of us giving our best effort to collectively achieve more together, your donations will go a long way in making a difference in someone's life today. - Esmond Choo
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.