About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
The prevalence of diabetes in Singapore is higher than the world's average and is expected to increase steadily over the years. Being an avid runner, I wish to spread the message that diabetes can be easily beaten by adopting an active lifestyle. I am running in Relay Majulah in hope of showing that we can actually prevent diabetes, and in fact for those affected, delay diabetic-related complications.
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.