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NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 Raises Over $140,000

by On Jan 16, 2017

The fund will be used for beneficiaries to champion education, empowerment and employment

NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 Raises Over $140,000

Organised by the NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA) and NUS Bizad Club, the annual NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 attracted more than 1,400 participants and raised more than S$140,000 for financially disadvantaged NUS Business School undergraduates and the Autism Resource Centre (ARC), a not-for-profit charity, last Saturday, 14 January 2017.

The event was graced by Mr Lim Biow Chuan, Member of Parliament for Mountbatten SMC and Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 Raises Over $140,000

A New Theme for Bizad Charity Run 2017

The theme “Colours & Spectrum” was introduced for the 5km Fun Run to help raise awareness for autism.

Specially created for this year, the route was a colourful canvas where runners donned decorative appliques and spray colours to celebrate the diversity of autistic conditions and individuals.

The annual NUS Bizad Charity Run takes participants through the university's Kent Ridge campus, which has several slopes, turns and an elevation of 36.3m.

Runners can take part in either the 10km Competitive Run or the 5km Fun Run.

NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 Raises Over $140,000

Mr Ow Tai Zhi, Chairman of NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 who graduated from NUS Business School in 2011 said,

“The NUS Bizad Charity Run has helped raise funds for those in need while promoting the spirit of giving back to society. Such a cause has not gone unnoticed by the public and this is why we have seen a record number of participants at the run who want to do their part for the community,”

Over $100,000 will go towards NUS Business School bursaries and scholarships. The remainder will support ARC’s Employability and Employment Centre – Singapore’s first autism-focused centre providing services for people with autism to succeed in the workplace.

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