About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
I started running in 2006, at a point of my life when I needed structure and discipline as I was facing weight gain and needed to keep fit. As I ran, I became healthier, and not just that. I started to dream. The impossible dream that I would one day qualify for the Boston Marathon. The oldest Marathon in the world and the mecca of all marathoners. Where there is stringent cut off times to run in order to qualify. 12 years on in 2018 at the age of 50, I finally qualified. And in 2019, I completed the 6 world marathon majors. The journey and the parallels it had with life inspired my personal life as well as others around me. That we can all dream. Anything is possible with belief. I am an ordinary man and it is an honor to be part of Relay Majulah. To do good through sports. I hope to infect my friends and loved ones with the belief that we can all achieve and my story is a testament of that.
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.