Singapore, 19 August 2013 – Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore, together with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), today open registrations for this year’s 3.5/10km 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, Run For Hope continues to draw support across all sectors: the young and the old, individuals, families and groups, clubs and corporate. Last year’s inaugural Executive Challenge – which saw participation from 10 large corporations and their senior management – will return for 2013. Executives are encouraged to take the lead by registering a corporate team of 20 runners or more as part of their CSR efforts.
Fundraising efforts have already started at both the hotels and to date, over S$3,800 has already been raised by staff, and many more fundraising activities are planned leading up to the November run. “Since 2008, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore have partnered NCCS to raise awareness and funds for the NCC Research Fund and we’re proud to continue doing so,” says Mr. Rizwan Shaikh, Hotel Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore.
He adds, “Run For Hope is a meaningful event for the community to play a significant role in helping cancer patients, and at the same time enjoy a leisurely run through the picturesque Marina Bay area. We would like to encourage as many as possible to participate in this year’s run, whether individually, with families, friends, colleagues, associations, or clubs.”
Online registration for Run For Hope 2013 opens today on www.runforhope.sg with event information. Participants and supporters committed to the cause can also make an online donation. Alternative you may visit their Run For Hope 2013 Facebook page for more information updates.