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.
Glenda currently anchors Asia Tonight for CNA. An award-winning presenter, highlights of her work include reporting on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, covering the devastating aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Glenda was named Best News Anchor at the Asian Television Awards in 2001 and Best Presenter at Mediacorp's Annual Excellence Awards in 2005. She has been actively involved in the President's Star Charity shows since 2007 as one of its hosts.
This year, I am again honoured to host the President's Star Charity. At last year's event I participated in a Perankaan jogek dance. This year to challenge and put myself further out of my comfort zone I will be running 10km. I'm not a runner and have no previous marathon experience so this poses a new challenge for me. I hope that by pushing myself it will inspire others to come forward to contribute in any way they can. And that it's never too late to start something new. Join me in my journey to champion change - for a kinder, gracious and compassionate us.
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.