Run For Life 2014 Returns To Raise Funds For Disadvantaged Children And Youths
After a roaringly successful debut last June, charity running event Run For Life returns in 2014 to raise even more funds to benefit disadvantaged and at-risk children and youths in Singapore.
Aiming To Raise S$630,000 and 5,000 Runners In 2014
Co-organised by Life Community Services Society (LCSS) and Noel Gifts, Run For Life returns for its second edition on Saturday, 19 July 2014, at East Coast Park. The event aims to raise S$630,000, after bringing in S$450,000 in the inaugural edition in 2013. An estimated crowd of 5,000 participants will take part this year in the 10km Competitive Run, 2.4km Family Fun Run/Walk and 500m Kids Dash.
Life Community Services Society is a faith-based non-profit organisation that works with children and families, across all races and religions, who are mostly from lower-income groups, as well as those whose parents are presently or formerly incarcerated.
Lam Moi Kwai, Chief Executive Officer of Life Community Services Society, added,
"Run For Life is a meaningful way for the community to learn more about the hardships that the underprivileged children and families in our programmes go through. Even as Singapore progresses as a society, we must not forget that there are those who could use a helping hand. We are profoundly grateful that the public has shown such overwhelming support for the children and youths under our care, and we hope they will continue to run alongside us for this cause."
Noel Gifts, a local industry leader in the hamper and gifts business, returns as the event's Co-Organiser. In line with its motto of "Bringing People Closer, Making Every Day Better", Noel Gifts management and staff will support the event not just with a substantial S$100,000 cash sponsorship, but also by creating special employment and mentorship opportunities for the youths under Life Community Services Society's care.
Singapore's "Catwoman" Joins As Charity Ambassador
In addition, the lead-up to Run For Life will feature unique charity outreach initiatives. Mdm Jenap Said, well known in the local running community as "Catwoman" for donning a super-heroesque full-body black lycra suit during her runs, has signed up as a charity ambassador for Run For Life.
Last September, "Catwoman" completed a remarkable 12-hour overnight run at the Yellow Ribbon Run and raised more than S$120,000 from her supporters. She will go one step further for Run For Life 2014, having pledged to complete a 24-hour overnight run to raise funds for Life Community Services Society’s cause.
Registration for Run For Life began on 26 February and will continue until 19 June. Register now and do your part to help the underprivileged children and youth under the care of LCSS!