News: Run For Hope 2013 – 11,000 participants raised S$465,000 for cancer research

Through the Run For Hope 2013, over $465,000 was raised in support for cancer research at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. The total amount includes close to $25,000 that was raised by the two hotels, Four Seasons Singapore and Regent Hotel, through separate fundraising activities in the lead-up to the event.

National Cancer Centre Singapore Director Professor Soo Khee Chee said, “NCCS is expanding its depth and expertise on cancer through an array of research projects. The outcomes of many of these research projects have been recognised internationally in contributing to improved diagnosis, treatment and care for our cancer patients.  We are pleased to see the NCCS moving closer towards its vision to be a global leading cancer centre with the support of our community”.

Amongst the thousands of participants who enjoyed the fantastic Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay route courtesy of Official Venue Partner Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), was a group of close to 500 men and women from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) led by Commissioner Eric Yap. Following on from the success of last year’s Executive Challenge, senior management executives were once again invited to show their support in the fight against cancer by signing up run in the corporate challenge and encourage a corporate team to join them on event day. 2013 saw 19 corporate leaders take on this challenge and the 3.5km Marina Bay circuit.

Almost 600 student volunteers from Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, University of Nevada Las Vegas Singapore, ITE College West, Anglican High School and St Margaret’s Secondary School, contributed to the success of the event, from helping out with packing and distributing run pack collections to marshalling and handing out bananas and water, all while encouraging the participants during the run.

At the close of the event, three lucky Run For Hope 2013 participants walked away with close to $6,000 worth of hotel stays, sponsored by Four Seasons Resort Maldives Kura Huraa, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok and Four Seasons Hotel Macau.

If you wish to, you can continue to donate to the Run For Hope cause via www.runforhope.sg.

For more information about Four Seasons’ efforts in supporting cancer research in Singapore, please visit: http://livingvalues.fourseasons.com/2011/02/17/supporting-cancerresearch-in-singapore/

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Details as shared by Run For Hope and cohn&wolfe XPR.
Photos credits – Lawrence Photography