About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
'I believe that it is in giving that we receive. As we receive, we change. As we change, we become better people. As more people change, society changes along with them. This is how we build a better Singapore.
I have been running shorter distances in the recent year so I'd have to train up for this. But I'm inspired by the stories of the other runners and if they can do it, there is no reason for me not to step up to the challenge as well.
This relay is especially meaningful because we are all running at our own pace. The faster runners will help make up time for those of us who are slower. But because we are doing this together, we can achieve this remarkable outcome. This is how our nation has come this far and how we will go further - by walking and running our journeys together!
I also hope that through Relay Majulah, we can raise awareness of the causes we are supporting and to encourage others to also play a part in outreaching to those who need help. It always makes a difference.'
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 entrepreneurship. 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.