Run For Hope 2018: A cause for a cancer-free future
The C-word. It's daunting and not often a popular conversation topic for the dinner table. Every year, more than 12,000 people in Singapore are diagnosed with cancer. Most of us think of it as a devastating disease to be stricken with, simply because a cure for it has yet to be found. Having said that, this only means that the rest of us can play an active role in supporting its research.
How so? Here's where Run For Hope — Singapore's largest run for cancer research — comes in. Since 2008, the annual run, which is co-organised by Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Regent Singapore and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), has raised up to a total of $1.5 million in net proceeds for the National Cancer Centre Research Fund.
The theme for Run For Hope 2018 is in its name – hope — and it serves as a good reminder to keep the faith alive even in the face of an unnerving illness like cancer. It will be held on 21 January 2018, in two categories — a 3.5km and 10km stunning city route that snakes along the Kallang Bay, through the Marina Barrage, and Gardens by the Bay. Long-time ambassadors of Run For Hope, Paul Foster and Stephanie Carrington, alongside cancer survivors from NCCS will once again be returning to join the cause.
At the end of the day, the intent behind it is to raise awareness and funds for the NCCS Research Fund, in order to help kickstart emerging research projects and to provide the necessary resources. Bonus: You can also clock in a solid workout while you're at it.
Early bird registration is currently open until 31 October 2017 and final registration will close on 8 January 2018. Sign up here now.