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.
About Lin Hanwei
Dilun, now 34, had seen an appeal for a kidney for a five-year-old boy in the newspapers. The boy's story moved him so much that he stepped forward to donate one of his kidneys to the stranger, something no one else in Singapore had done before. About two months ago, Hanwei, 35, decided to follow in his brother's footsteps. He donated part of his liver to Mr Eddie Tan, a 59-year-old man who suffered from an acute Hepatitis B flare causing liver failure. The Lins are also the first family to have two living organ donors, but they made light of their gifts of life. 'Some people donate blood, some people donate money, we donated organs. It's a little bit more complicated, but it's the same.' Hanwei said.
I donated my liver to a stranger in May 2019. I want to tell people it is not as difficult or dangerous as it seems. Conquering this challenge by running 10km for Relay Majulah is proof that one can live a full life without any complications after organ donation! It should be as common as donating money or blood. - Lin Hanwei
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.