Fun in Charity – BVH Race for Charity 2017

Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) organised the Race for Charity event at Ang Mo Kio Central Stage on 10 September 2017.

The event – an initiative to build awareness of BVH services within the elderly community and to recruit new volunteers and donors – raised over $250,000 for BVH’s needy patients.

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Participants gather at Ang Mo Kio Central Stage

Fun and Meaningful

A total of 167 participants who formed 33 teams, including 20 teams from the public, and 13 comprising BVH staff, participated in the charity race. Designed to be fun for the young and old, the race covered six carefully selected locations, with each telling a story about Singapore’s unique heritage when participants completed their quest.

The event also featured a host of fringe activities, including a flea market selling fashion accessories, snacks, drinks, balloon sculpture, express haircut, as well as tikam-tikam (lucky draw) and a bidding corner offering attractive items, including a 55” Philips 4K LED television, two Samsung A5 (2017 model) mobile phones, and a Grand Hyatt and Furama City Centre Staycation vouchers.

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Lucky Draw counter

A variety of performances, including a Mass Zumba organised by our volunteers, folk music performance by BVM Ukulele Group and a hip-hop dance by the talented Sugar Rush Dance Group, warmed up the atmosphere and drew attention from passers-by and the residents.

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Sugar Rush Dance Group is one of the performers

Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry & National Development and MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, graced the event. Dr Koh toured the flea market and tried the various rehabilitation activities at our experiential booth, which was designed for participants to experience the challenges faced by our elderly patients.

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Dr Koh Poh Koon tries rehabilitation activities at the experiential booth

Prof Lee Kheng Hock, Medical Director of BVH, said: “Many people are unaware of the role that community hospitals play in our society. This event not only increases our engagement with the public, but also creates awareness of our services in the community. We will continue to organise such charity events.”

In support of our cause, the participating vendors donated a percentage of the proceeds to our patients. About 80 volunteers joined the BVH staff in organising the event and arranging the day’s activities.

On behalf of our patients, we thank everyone who has contributed to the event in one way or another.

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