About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
I am an Advertising Specialist. I started to run with my group of friends in recent years due to my high cholesterol issue. I am an avid runner and I participate in at least a few charity events yearly. I feel blessed that I am able to contribute to charity through my passion, which is running. My 2 sons are sprinters and they represent their schools in many tournaments. Our common interest in running allows us to spend more time together, and bonds us stronger as a family.
I am honored and look forward to participate in Relay Majulah, and to join fellow runners and friends in this meaningful fund-raising event for the 67 charities under the President's Challenge. I hope to be able to create awareness, cultivate and spread the spirit of helping the less fortunate amongst us. Let us have the "kampong spirit" and come together regardless of race and religion, to accept the challenge, and work as ONE to build our people, our nation.
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.