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.
I am a Prosthodontist with Specialist Dental Group and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry at the National University of Singapore. Running has transformed me - it has not only helped me lose more than 25kg, but also brought meaningful friendships with Singaporeans from different walks of life.
It was a great honour for me to represent Singapore, and win the Gold Medal for the 5000m event (M50-54) at the Asia Masters Athletics Championships in 2016 and come in 11th at the World Masters Athletics Championships that same year. I am currently the National Masters Record Holder for the 800m and 5000m and marathon.
Relay Majulah is the first of its kind in Singapore. Even though I am only covering 1% of the total relay distance, I know that the other runners are counting on me while I am counting on them for the other 99% of the work. This team effort reflects the nature of the saying "One for All, and All for One." I hope that through my fundraising efforts, I can contribute to build a better Singapore for generations to come.
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.