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 a doctor and I used to be overweight. When I was giving advice for others to stay healthy and keep an active lifestyle, I realised that I was not walking the talk. I decided to start being active and started running. It was tough as I would be breathless even before I completed one round in the stadium. However, as I take another step and then another, it all became easier. The first step may be the hardest but if we persevere and work on it, we will get there. That was five years ago. I ran my first marathon in SCMS in 2014 and since then, have completed about 20 full marathons. I am an active member of SAFRA Running Club and hope to qualify for the Boston Marathon one day.
In 2015, I was covering the Para SEA Games in Singapore. I came across many handicapped athletes and I didn't see their disabilities. What I saw were their determination and ability to overcome the odds to compete and be the best. It is a privilege to be part of Relay Majulah. Support us and let's make a change together.
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.