SG50 Walk or Cycle Myeloma Charity

It took 2 months of preparation and with the help of a dear friend, we were able to organise a Walk or Cycle for Myeloma Charity. The intent was to gather myeloma survivors to have a morning walk around the Marina Bay, enjoy the fresh air and have a sense of camaraderie. It is a celebration of life with friends who have walked with us, cheered us on and still are, in our journeys. Just as Singapore celebrates 50 years of nationhood, myeloma survivors too celebrate in our own special way. We were enthusiastically supported by 58 cyclists and 150 walkers. The weather was fine throughout. The walk was 3-4km, most returned within an hour, the cycle was about 10km and all returned safely.

We are able to raise S$420,000 for NCIS – National University Cancer Institute of Singapore, specifically for myeloma research. We are very pleased with the result. We hope that our doctors and clinical researchers will increase their efforts and focus in finding new and different pathways of treatment considering the genome and unique make-up of the Asian patients.

Within the short 2.5min speech I made, I quoted Theodore Roosevelt
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

As myeloma survivors, we will not live in gray twilight, inasmuch as we suffered in our illness, we will live our days to the fullest. We seek to live meaningful lives and contribute to family and society.

All ready to walk

Walker and Cyclists support Myeloma Charity 2015

Walkers flagged-off

Cyclists headed off the opposite direction

Event took place around the scenic Marina Bay