Run for Autism (RFA) 2015 is a student-initiated event based in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is held in conjunction with Singapore’s World Autism Awareness 2015 initiative.
The event aims to inspire you to become more aware and involved in the local autism community – a sector that greatly needs our understanding and support, yet is often overlooked or misunderstood.
Join now to understand, include and embrace individuals with autism!
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There was a time when Dr William Tan did not think he would see Singapore turn 50, but he did.
The 58-year-old Paralympics athlete was diagnosed in 2009 with end-stage leukaemia and given only nine to 12 months to live.
Instead, Dr Tan marked both Singapore’s jubilee and his sixth year as a cancer survivor yesterday by beginning a feat of endurance – handcycling non-stop for 50 hours.
By handcycling on the Temasek Junior College (TJC) track from 3pm yesterday to 5pm tomorrow, he aims to raise $50,000 for needy children. The funds will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, the Rotary Club of Bugis Junction’s Children in Need Fund, and Care Corner Orphanage Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Dr Tan said this is the longest continuous duration he has handcycled since his bone marrow transplant. “It’s a tall order,” he said.
Half the targeted amount had been raised when Dr Tan took to the track yesterday afternoon, paced by around 30 TJC students.
For the first few hours, he also towed pre-schoolers behind him in a child chariot. Fifty five-year-olds, most from pre-school Carpe Diem Young Hearts, took turns riding it.
The pre-school is donating $50 for each child who gets a ride.
Come rain or shine, Dr Tan will attempt the 50 hours without food or sleep, surviving solely on electrolyte drinks and taking only short toilet breaks. He expects to make about 30,000 circuits of the 400m track.
He started training in January last year, clocking an average of 160km a week in his handcycle.
Dr Tan will also be thinking of his mother, 92, who was hospitalised two weeks ago after choking on her dinner: “Fifty hours is a long time to reflect on things. I guess I’ll be thinking of her a lot, and the tough times she had raising me along with six siblings, as well as of Singapore’s journey – one year for every hour.”
To donate, e-mail the event’s organising chairman Paul Heng at email@example.com or go online at simplygiving.com/drwilliamtan
Source: The Straits Times
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Date: 4 October 2015, Sunday
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Date: 16 Sept – 29 Nov 2015 (Training Day 2-3 days before 16 Sept)
Time: Every Wed, 10am – 11.45am
Venue: Metta Day Rehabilitation Centre, 296 Tampines Street 22, Singapore 5200296
Purpose: To improve the quality of living of seniors by improving their mobility skills.
What will the volunteer do?
– Buddy seniors weekly to exercise on their mobility skills around the neighborhood.
– Engage and interact with the seniors.
– Plan for the Jubilee Walk program on 29 Nov 2015