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.
Growing up, I was an only child in a single parent environment. I was never academically inclined and hence, did not fare well in my exams. But that helped me reconfigure my thoughts to cherish what I had around me and use what strengths I had to make the best out of the situation. After I learnt to do that, even if I found myself at the bottom of the pits, the thought that was running through my mind was, "The only way left is up".
Running has always brought joy to me as a person, but being able to put myself out there to run for others or so others can run has always been my dream. I used to run to achieve my personal best timings, but now I run for the community and inclusion.
I am honoured to play my small part in Relay Majulah to raise funds for President's Challenge and be surrounded by inspirational people who are running for the same cause. My challenge for this event is to let everyone around me know that no matter how flawed or imperfect you are, you can still make a difference in other people's lives.
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.