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Arts from The Heart Charity Fun Run and Carnival: For Fun-Seekers Only!

by On May 26, 2017

When was the last time you were given a chance to improve the lives of kids simply by spending time at a carnival and fun run? If your answer is never, Arts from the Heart on 11th June can change that in one entertaining afternoon!

Arts from The Heart Charity Fun Run and Carnival: For Fun-Seekers Only!

If your coach or running partner asks you to push yourself harder and apply your talents more aggressively to either your conditioning routine or your next marathon finish, they might try to motivate you by urging you to "Put your whole heart into your effort!" It's advice one shouldn't take lightly because while a good runner relies on muscle and lung capacity to set personal bests, runners who race from the heart are always the ones that engender our admiration.

Do you run from the heart? If the answer is yes, we've got details about an upcoming event on Singapore's run calendar you'll want to read about: Arts from the Heart Charity Fun Run/Carnival. It's a bit of exercise. A lively carnival. And the chance to show your big heart to the world by supporting a cause that saves kids every day.

13 Years and still going strong!

Arts from the Heart is no newcomer to Singapore's charitable event scene. It's an event steeped in tradition that was launched by Nanyang Technological University's Cultural Activities Club (CAC for short) back in 2004.

But this is no ordinary organisation. There are 22 active member clubs, each of which is dedicated to promoting art through performance. Funds generated from this year's 11th June event will go to The Salvation Army Haven, one of Singapore's most noteworthy charitable institutions.

Arts from The Heart Charity Fun Run and Carnival: For Fun-Seekers Only!

Why the Salvation Army Haven?

Can you imagine what life is like for families who find that they are unable to care for their children? Fortunately, the Salvation Army has been around since 1935, so kids don't wind up on the street. Instead, they are domiciled at the Haven where caregivers and other children serve as temporary families until kids can return to their homes.

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Family reunions are always the goal of this agency, but while kids are in residence at Haven, they are cared for by professionals dedicated to meeting every child's educational, social and spiritual needs.

From academic programs to sports and recreation, Haven residents are even treated to music, drama and art activities that are both fun and therapeutic. Sound like a worthy cause? You sure it is—and you can be part of this agency's funding simply by having a grand time at the carnival and run.

Activities for all ages

You're looking for a good time. The Salvation Army Haven is seeking financial help. Both goals met between noon and 8 p.m. when Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (Activity Lawn 1) morphs from ordinary green space into an exciting carnival jam-packed with games, entertainment and performance art even before the afternoon fun run is flags off. Everything at this all-day festival is designed to deliver a day of carefree fun.

By flag-off time (3:30 p.m.), runners will be eager to focus all of that pent-up energy on the race for a cause that pays immediate dividends: For every kilometre clocked by fun run participants, sponsor Young Scientist will donate $1 to the Salvation Army Haven. Additionally, proceeds from the carnival itself go to this charity, too.

Arts from The Heart Charity Fun Run and Carnival: For Fun-Seekers Only!

How to join the party

Register to be part of this big day and receive a Dri-fit race t-shirt and bib, a Compressport drawstring bag, lucky draw chance plus lots of extras supplied by event supporters. Race pack collection is to be held on 4th June between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Ang Mo Kio Community Centre.

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If something happens and you can't attend, you can pass along your ticket to a friend or relative as long as your indemnity form is submitted to the organisers three working days before the big day, so you can give the gift of admission to your replacement. Just remind your friend that this is a fun run, not a competitive race, so they don't arrive on site looking serious and competitive!

7 great reasons not to miss this event

  • Performances by talented people representing the 22 clubs that form the CAC are not to be missed.
  • You won't find a charity worthier of your contribution than Salvation Army Haven where children come first.
  • Sponsor Young Scientist has committed to donating $1 for every kilometre clocked, so this fun run counts.
  • 100-percent of proceeds from the carnival will also be given to this worthy charity.
  • Run as many rounds as you like to increase your contribution within the allotted time!
  • Get your fill of Arts from the Heart games, food, performances, interactive activities and family-friendly fun.
  • Admission is free, so even if you don't run, you can still support the carnival's charitable objectives.

Arts from The Heart Charity Fun Run and Carnival: For Fun-Seekers Only!

Are you a runner who thrives on philanthropy? Do you sign up for charitable runs as often as possible or do you only register for charity events that are near and dear to your heart?

Aidan is the Editor-in-chief of RunSociety. His focus is to oversee RunSociety’s Creativity Channel, spanning a wide range of inspirational and enriching topics daily to the running community. Get in touch with him if you something to say, or want to weigh in on an interesting topic at hello@runsociety.com.

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