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.
Running gave me the opportunity to represent Singapore in the women's marathon at the SEA Games in 2015. The following year, it led me to a qualification for Rio Olympics. Prior to these, I have never imagined myself representing Singapore in any sports, much less in a major game like the Olympics. I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities and experiences running has given me.
Running has also humbled me and taught me resilience, determination and perseverance. Relay Majulah is a meaning project and I could not think of a better way to contribute to the community by doing what I love - running. I am inspired by anyone who displayed grit and resilience in the face of adversities, especially people who shown great determination to overcome all odds to realize their dreams.
I hope my participation in this relay can encourage more people to care for the less fortunate, and help those in need. I also hope that through this initiative, I can inspire all beneficiaries to stay positive, resilient and determined in the face of any adversities.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge started in 2000 and represents a coming together of people from all walks of life, under the President's patronage, to help those who are less fortunate. It is the President's call to all Singaporeans to do their part to build a more caring and cohesive society.
While fundraising continues to be at the heart of President's Challenge, the campaign has gone beyond the giving of money to the giving of time, skills and talent for the less fortunate. President now seeks to play a bigger role in nurturing stronger communities by expanding support for programmes beyond the social service sector and to encourage the young and elderly population to be involved in community work.
Under the leadership of President Halimah Yacob, President's Challenge is looking into more customised and upstream support to help the most vulnerable change their circumstances through skills upgrading, capacity building and empowerment.