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.
Kor Hong Fatt started running at the age of 71. Today, at 87, Hong Fatt completed a total of 16 marathons and is still counting. With races like the Shanghai Marathon, Beijing Marathon and Boston Marathon under his belt, Hong Fatt proved that running is definitely not limited to the young and virile. All this started on March 2002 when Hong Fatt suffered a heart attack at the age of 70 and was hospitalized for 8 days. Devastated and demoralised for several months, Hong Fatt decided to change his entire lifestyle, as he did not want to be a burden to his children. With tremendous amount of willpower, he decided to stay independent and fit to take care of himself and his wife, and also to lower the possibilities of future heart problems.
My best running advice is to never fight an injury. Do not risk permanent and more serious injuries. There's always next year. Through my participation, I hope to play a part in the grander purpose of improving lives of less-fortunate Singaporeans and to show that sports and doing good is for all.
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.