With the current interest in cycling, Ride for Rainbows 2021 is a great way for cyclists to get in their miles while helping to support children with chronic illnesses and their families from Club Rainbow.
Ride for Rainbows 2021 marks the tenth year of Club Rainbow’s fund-raising event. Similar to last year, this year’s Ride for Rainbows is being held as a virtual event.
Ride For Rainbows 2021: Cycle To Raise Funds
The event’s registration period is from 1 July to 26 September 2021. During this time, riders can raise donations from supporters.
Every $10 donation raised will correspond to 1 km (or 1 heart in the Ride for Rainbows terminology) which the rider will have to complete.
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The distance will need to be completed during the event’s cycling period from 8 to 31 October 2021. The ride information will need to be captured using a tracking app and submitted to Club Rainbow to verify that the ride has been completed.
The minimum amount of donations that need to be pledged for individual riders is $100 (i.e. 10 hearts). This means that the participating cyclist would need to cycle a minimum of 10 km. The total distance will be capped at 100 km for each rider.
There is also a team category where each team member will need to raise a minimum donation of $100.
Supporting Club Rainbow’s Work with Families and Children
Non-profit children’s charity Club Rainbow hopes to raise $600,000 through Ride for Rainbows 2021. It also aims to raise awareness for its cause and encourage an active lifestyle through cycling.
“Although we could not hold a physical event last year, we are heartened that we still received overwhelming support from the cycling community. Many participants welcomed the flexibility of the virtual event, citing that they could ride at their own convenience and own pace. COVID or not, they are still passionate about supporting our cause,” said Dr Sashikumar Ganapthy, President of Club Rainbow.
“The funds raised will enable our families to live with dignity, maximise the developmental potential of our children and develop them towards their fullest potential,” he added.
Among those participating in Ride for Rainbows 2021 is Thomas Tan. His son, 16-year-old Sage Tan, is a beneficiary of Club Rainbow.
“Sage will be riding to raise funds for the second time, having learnt to cycle only 3 years ago. Born with a rare genetic disease, he joined Club Rainbow at the age of two. Over the years, we have seen how Club Rainbow supported him and many other children with the critical services and programmes provided. We are excited to be part of the event and hope that the funds we raise can benefit more children. I also look forward to strengthening our father-son bond as we can spend more time together.” he said.
Find out more and sign up for Ride for Rainbows 2021 here.