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.
Takalah Tan was a commando, a boxing champion, a triathlete, skydiver, bungee-jumper, and scuba-diver. Tan, with his almost ridiculous list of achievements, was then only 24, and about to enter the working world. An unfortunate accident caused Tan to suffer severe head injuries and doctor gave him 0.1% rate of survival. He went through surgeries to remove blood-clots pressed between his skull and brain, reconstructions on his face, and even a shin lengthening procedure. Tan also had to re-learn how to talk, because the accident had resulted in him forgetting speech. - Extracted from Mothership
It is a blessing to stand alive today, having overcome all odds and be able to live life to the full. Through my participation in Relay Majulah, I hope to be a 'lighted-beacon' on the 'troubled-waters' of many. If from near-death with multiple deficits, I can become a qualified teacher in six years, run a full marathon a year after elongation of my right-shin, complete Post-graduate Diploma on Social Science, Acquired Brain-injury, you can be better!
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.