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.
My name Steven Yeoh and I am 50 years old. I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with stage 4 nose cancer in 2016. I went through chemo and radiotherapy for 6 months and it was a tough and long fight. Despite that, my family and friends supported me throughout and this made me stronger and not give up. No matter what happens in life, we should stay strong, continue living on and choose not to give up easily. Life has its ups and downs and it is important to have a positive mindset. I have fully recovered and am currently an active participant in the running community. I even managed to climb mountains and take part in a marathon in Vietnam one month after I completed my treatment.
I was a marine engineer and stopped work due to my condition and am trying to lessen the stress factors in my life. Running can help build up our immune system and make us healthy. Above it all, we can run for a good cause and inspire others to not give up. Run alongside me in my campaign to uplift those who needs our help, so we can rise as a nation by lifting others up.
Latest update as at 4 Sept 2019 : As Steven Yeoh has a relapse of nose cancer and would be starting chemo soon, Chern Dong will be running on Steven's behalf.
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.