Dress up as your favourite Christmas character and run for a good cause at Santa Run For Wishes 2017, Make-A-Wish Singapore’s annual fundraising event taking place on Saturday, 9 December 2017.
Make-A-Wish Singapore: Fulfilling Wishes For Ill Children
Make-A-Wish Singapore is an organisation that grants wishes to children between three and 18 years old facing life-threatening medical illnesses. To date, the organisation has granted over 1,300 life-changing wishes in Singapore. These wishes have ranged from flying a plane to meeting a Formula One racing driver.
One beneficiary of the funds raised from the Santa Run For Wishes work in 2015 was 11-year-old Imranul, an aspiring bird doctor was given special one-time access to Jurong Bird Park’s Avian Hospital. He received his own keeper uniform, complete with a ‘Junior Vet’ badge, and was allowed to hand-feed the birds and learnt how to bandage a broken wing, making it an unforgettable wish day.
This year, Make-A-Wish Singapore hopes to raise $750,000 from the Santa Run For Wishes for its works. This is up from its target of $700,000 in 2016.
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Run And Fun
At Santa Run For Wishes 2017, participants can choose between a 2 km city exploration trail using the LocoMole app or embark on a 5 km run along The Promontory at Marina Bay. The run ends with a Christmas Carnival with food, game booths, rides and photo-taking with Santa.
Make-A-Wish Singapore also welcomes donation of gifts for wish children to win as game prizes at the carnival. The NTUC Foundation will be donating $10 for every toy brought in by participants for wish children. There will also be a lucky draw and best-dressed award for the most creative Christmas costume.
Organisers are hope to attract 7,000 participants to Santa Run For Wishes 2017.
“The annual Santa Run for Wishes is a great way to kick off the holiday season, celebrating the Christmas spirit of joy, generosity and goodwill. For the past three years, it has been so inspiring to see children, families and friends, running together in their best Christmas outfits, to support children who are medically challenged. Make-A-Wish Singapore has granted over 1,300 life-changing wishes to date, and it is our aim in 2018 to bring joy and hope to many more eligible children in Singapore,” said Dr Keith Goh, Chairman, Make-A-Wish Singapore.
Tickets for Santa Run For Wishes 2017 are now available. Ticket prices are $52 for adults and $42 for children between four to 11 years old. Registration is open till 24 November 2017.
Santa Run For Wishes 2017
Date: 9 December 2017
Time: 7.30 am to 11 am