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 SAF officer and the Chief of Staff - Air Staff in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. I was previously Commander Air Power Generation Command, in charge of the military airbases in Singapore. I was also Commander Air Surveillance and Control Group as well as Commanding Officer of 203 SQN in the RSAF. I joined the SAF 26 years ago as a young woman looking for adventure and a meaningful career and believe that women can contribute to national defence. I am inspired by the commitment shown by our NSmen, NSF and Regular force in the SAF to defend Singapore. I am proud to be an SAF officer, a mother of three daughters, and a volunteer with Girl Guides Singapore.
I am taking part in Relay Majulah to keep fit while contributing to a meaningful cause. I will do my best and train hard to complete 10km in less than an hour so as to raise funds to help people who are in need. I look forward to running with fellow Singaporeans and commemorate Singapore Bicentennial together. We will be running to keep Singapore strong. Majulah Singapore! - Gan Siow Huang
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.