Thanks Lyla Lin for sending me the official details of the event. Many thanks also going out to the various runners who sent me updates on the event and reporting the error I had for this event on my 2009 listings page.
RUN FOR HOPE 2009
Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Cure.
Run For Hope 2009, the most established non-competitive charity running event in support of cancer research here in Singapore, will take place at east coast park with the following details:
- On Sunday, 22nd November 2009
- From 7:00am
- Start point: Angsana Green at East Coast Park (Beside East Coast Lagoon food village, Carpark E2)
- With a choice of 2 routes for participants – 4km (Flag-off at 8:00am) & 10km (Flag-off at 7:45am)
- Registration begins 1st August 2009, online at www.runforhopesingapore.org
- Early bird fees (till 31st August 2009) are SGD$30 (Adults), SGD$15 (18 and below)
- Normal fees (after Early bird period) are SGD$35 (Adults), SGD$18 (18 and below)
About Run For Hope
In its 17th year, Run For Hope is an annual campaign organized by The Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (The Regent and The Four Seasons Hotels in Singapore) in Singapore to support cancer research benefiting the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS).
- Run for Hope is now in its 17th year and is an annual campaign driven to support cancer research.
- Early bird specials are applicable for registrations made before 31 August 2009.
- Participants are entitled to a goodie bag worth more than S$200 each.
- Ezzy Wang is the official Run for Hope 2009 champion. As a cancer survivor, he represents the people stricken with cancer. Although handicapped, he is determined to complete the run to support the cause that he strongly believes in. He will lead the Extra Mile, consisting of a group of personalities, to run an extra 200m leading to the starting point.
- Sponsor Brewerkz has released a special brew beer called the Hope Beer. Proceeds from the sales of the Hope Beer will go to the fund.
Local Cancer Statistics
In Singapore, cancers account for approximately one in three deaths. Over the last decade, 9,000 Singaporean men have been diagnosed with colorectal, lung and prostate cancers, while 11,000 women were diagnosed with breast, colorectal and lung cancers. NCCS plays a pivotal role in the holistic care and multidisciplinary-based treatment of cancer patients. To date, NCCS has over 80 nurses and 100 doctors serving close to 70 percent of the cancer community in Singapore. With around 200 researchers, NCCS is also driving the leading edge of medical innovation by exploring the different facets of the disease for a breakthrough in cancer treatment and diagnosis.
Between January 2007 and mid 2009, the NCC Research Fund had supported 28 research projects totaling close to SGD$10 million. The NCC Research Fund focuses on providing two levels of funding needs: first, seeding funds to kick-start emerging research by supporting young scientists and second, bridging funds to sustain the momentum of research productivity for on-going projects. Innovative medicine predicates on quality research, which requires ample philanthropic support.
The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) is the premier cancer research and treatment facility in Singapore and in the region. It was established in 1997 and sees about 68 per cent of the public sector medical oncology cases and 74 per cent of radiation oncology cases. NCCS not only houses the most number of oncologists in Singapore but is also equipped with the largest number of equipment to provide the latest radiation oncology care in Singapore.
Funds and donations generated from the Run will go towards implementing and sustaining cancer research at NCCS. In 2008, 6,000 individuals participated in the family-themed charity walk/run at the East Coast Park and raised approximately SGD $330,000 through registration fees, raffle tickets and direct donations. The amount raised was utilized to procure an auto-fluorescent bronchoscope machine that would detect lung cancer in the early stages, thereby greatly increasing the success of intervention.