Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore, together with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), opened registrations for this year’s 3.5/10 km charity run.
Run For Hope 2013 is set to take place in the scenic surrounds of Marina Bay, starting and finishing at the Promontory on Sunday, 17 November.
The two Four Seasons hotels are celebrating 21 years of supporting cancer research through their annual charity run. To mark this milestone, the organisers hope to hold their largest event yet.
Since the inaugural run in 1993, Run For Hope has become one of Singapore’s largest charity runs raising awareness and support for cancer research. This will be the sixth year that NCCS is the beneficiary. The 2012 event saw more than 10,000 runners, raising close to S$450,000. This year, organisers aim to draw 15,000 participants and achieve a target of S$600,000.
On event day, participants stand the chance to win some fantastic prizes, including overseas stays at a number of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
A non-competitive run with two distance options, 3.5km and 10km, Run For Hope continues to draw support across all sectors: the young and the old, individuals, families and groups, clubs and corporate.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to continue the relationship we started with Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore in 2008, and we hope that this year’s run for cancer research will be the most successful event yet,” says Dr Tan Hiang Khoon, Director for Division of Community Outreach and Philanthropy at NCCS.
“The Run For Hope has grown into a significant platform raising awareness and funds that go a long way to enabling NCCS researchers and clinician-scientists to carry out their remarkable work in cutting edge research highly relevant to our community. In the last 5 years, about $20 million dollars have gone to fund more than 60 worthwhile cancer research projects aimed at cancers relevant to our community and benefiting patients through better treatment outcomes. A number of them have grown into large-scale projects involving established research and medical institutions and winning internationally acclaimed accolades,” adds Dr Tan, who is also a surgical oncologist.
Online registration for Run For Hope 2013 on www.runforhope.sg , with additional event information.
Participants and supporters committed to the cause can also make an online donation.
For more details, visit Run For Hope website and FaceBook page for more updates:
If you are an avid runner, run-walker, walker and/or support cancer research in Singapore, have a great time while participating with family and friends 🙂
Details as shared by Run For Hope and PR team.