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.
Teh Ee-Von is the Director, Infinitus Law Corporation and also serves as Honorary Secretary for Silver Ribbon (Singapore). Since its inception in 2006, Silver Ribbon (Singapore) organises mental health events regularly and commemorates World Mental Health Day annually, collaborating with local & overseas mental health organizations, caregivers, government agencies, grassroots organizations, religious groups, school institutions, etc.
According to the recent study led by Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 7 Singaporeans experienced a mental health condition in their lifetime. Due to stigma, not many are comfortable to talk about it or come forward to seek early help. I see Relay Majulah as a platform for me to increase the awareness of mental health and acceptance of persons with mental health issues in addition to raising funds for President's Challenge and its supported 67 charities. I look forward to the camaraderie with my fellow Majulah Relay runners, who are all running for a cause and to commemorate Singapore's Bicentennial. - Teh Ee-Von
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.