Cycle with a Purpose - Ageing Beyond Boundaries
About Campaignends 31 Oct 2017, 11:59 PM
7 senior cyclists representing RSVP Singapore will cycle from Singapore to Batu Pahat and back (400km) from 4 to 9 September. These 5 cyclists have a mean age of 56.
At 70, Cyril Ong, is the oldest rider. He is also RSVP's board member, an active volunteer and a man on a mission.
Cyril has been volunteering at RSVP for the past 4 years. Before that, he used to work as a Marketing Director in the healthcare industry. He retired at 57 to do consultancy work.
Life was not always smooth-sailing, however. An 8-month bout with Buerger's Syndrome, a debilitating condition which destroys skin tissues and leads to infection and gangrene, left Cyril with several missing fingers. However, this did not deter him from his desire to serve others; in fact, it only strengthened his will to give. "Even with these prosthetic fingers, I still do whatever I can for others! The minute that you decide to slow down, there will be certain effects. I will keep going and excite as many people as I can, bring along as many senior people to a different stage of life as I can."
Help us inspire seniors to lead an active and purposeful life!
All proceeds from this fundraiser will be channelled to RSVP Singapore's programmes, where our senior volunteers reach out to 150,000 beneficiaries yearly. Our beneficiaries include the mentally disadvantaged, at-risk children from low income families and socially isolated seniors.
RSVP Singapore The Organisation of Senior Volunteers is a non-profit organisation and an Institution of Public Character as defined under the Charity Act. The Organisation was started in 1998 and launched by the then Prime Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong. RSVP Singapore is the only organisation in Singapore dedicated to actively engage seniors in volunteerism. RSVP Singapore creates and delivers meaningful community-driven programmes to enable its 1,000 senior volunteers to serve in the community with their talent and experience through purpose-driven volunteerism and help improve the lives of thousands of people each year.
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- RSVP Singapore - The Organisation of Senior Volunteers
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