About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
I am 53 years old and am a fitness instructor with Certis. I run a lot. From relays of 100m to 100km marathons. I come from an illustrious family of sportsmen/women - professional footballers, Sea Games badminton, fencing, sports writers/educators, I learnt the values of perseverance, teamwork and discipline, ingredients that take one to greater heights. I am passing on these family values my parents taught me to my daughter. In fact, we ran our first world major marathon together in Tokyo 2019 sponsored by Pocari.
I am thrilled to be part of Relay Majulah where we come together as ONE team to complete this challenge, for the betterment and progress in the lives of our friends in need. Just as they do not give up and also persevere to conquer all odds, let's all root for and cheer them on by journeying alongside them, and show that we care.
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.