Ming ran to raise funds for children with autism at the Standard Chartered Marathon last year and he’s doing it again this year. He also runs to help autistic children, telling Our Better World that it not only “feels good to do something for someone that you don’t know”, it adds a motivational boost to his running.
Born with a cleft lip, Mike Cheong knows what it’s like to be the butt of people’s jokes. The 29-year-old public relations consultant is grateful for his family’s financial and emotional support to help him through numerous procedures when he was a child.
Sky Khoo is your runner’s runner, with multiple races under his belt and a determination to keep going faster. This year, he’s using his Standard Chartered Marathon run to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation
“Cancer has slowed me down, but has not stopped me.” Carolyn Soemarjono walked a half marathon just weeks after chemotherapy to raise funds for the cancer society. This year, she’s running.
Wai Yee and her six friends are running in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore in December. They’re a bit nervous. Not because they’re blind, but because this is their first big running event and most of them just started running regularly a few months ago.