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.
Jeremy Tong is Singapore's first mountain explorer and has climbed 44 mountains in the world, including Mount Everest in 2019. Through his climbs, he dedicates time and effort to also raise funds and awareness for notable causes which he feels deeply for. He has raised a total of $25,000 for both the Singapore Cancer Society and Children's Cancer Foundation in 2017 and 2019 respectively, through his two Mount Everest expeditions. He was first inspired to raise awareness and funds for cancer when his uncle was struck with nose cancer in 2005.
I wanted to bring to awareness the struggles that cancer patients go through by climbing Mount Everest. The climb was my 2nd attempt and was a challenging expedition to the top of the world, battling cold temperatures, human traffic jams and vertical drops of 2000m. I am looking forward to giving my best and meeting like-minded inspiring individuals to help the less fortunate. Support me as I take part in Relay Majulah to show my support for the cancer community.
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.