This is the first virtual fundraiser by SNEC and SERI to raise funds for VisionSave.
A heart for charity is undoubtedly a relentless force as pandemic restrictions did little to put a damper on the participants of the inaugural The Eye Run/Cycle 2021.
Held from 1 October to 30 November, the event saw the participation of 1,023 SNEC and SERI staff, as well as members of the public, raising $1,012,898 in total.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards uncovering new ways to detect, diagnose, and develop future treatments for eye diseases. It will also support the training of healthcare professionals to meet the ever-evolvingneeds of patients.
Participants took part in the virtual run or cycle as an individual or as a team of up to 10 members. They were also able to set their own target distance to walk, run or cycle — 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km and beyond for virtual run; 40km, 90km, 181km and beyond for virtual cycle.
The first 1,000 local sign-ups were given a $50 Rudy Project cash voucher, while all participants received a Finisher T-shirt and an E-certificate of Achievement, with the option to top up for a Finisher Medal.
A weekly prize of a Rudy Project lifestyle eyewear was awarded to the best uploaded selfie for the week. Participants could upload their selfies each time they were out for their walk, run or cycle.
Special prizes sponsored by Mandarin Opto-Medic Co Pte Ltd were also presented to outstanding participants. The top 20 distances achieved in the Run (Individual and Team) and top 20 distances achieved in the Cycle (Individual and Team) were each awarded a sports eyewear and a sports helmet respectively by Rudy Project.
We look forward to more of such meaningful campaigns by VisionSave and your continued support.
ABOUT VISIONSAVEVisionSave, launched in July 2016, is an initiative that taps on philanthropic investment to drive and fund innovative eye care research, treatment and delivery in Singapore and the region. It also aims to save sight and ensure optimal outcome for every patient.
Support our cause and join us in paving the way for a brighter future. Make a difference by donating* to www.giving.sg/snec-health-research-endowment-fund or scan the QR code.
*All donations are eligible for a tax deduction of 2.5 times the donation value
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