Make-A-Wish Singapore concluded the fifth edition of Santa Run for Wishes 2018, an annual charity Christmas run. The foundation aims to raise over $500,000 by end December 2018 with full proceeds going towards fulfilling more wishes of children with life-threatening conditions.
It was a jolly Sunday morning with over 2,700 participants running in their Santa Claus and Santa’s Elves outfit at the Singapore Sports Hub in support of Make-A-Wish Singapore. The energy at the starting lines were charged with excitement as participants taking part in the 2.5km joy run and 5km fun run were flagged off by Guest-of-Honour, Mr. Edwin Tong, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law & Ministry of Health.
This year’s edition was also extra special with two wish children participating in the run and over 450 participants challenging their personal best at the 10km competitive run.
We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming support from our participants, corporate partners and sponsors who have made this year’s Santa Run for Wishes a huge success. Of course, we would not have been able to achieve this without the help of our dedicated staff, wish granters and volunteers. During this season of giving, we are heartened to see participants from all walks of life coming together in support of our cause as we continue to make wishes come true for our wish children. – Anson Quek, CEO of Make-A-Wish Singapore.
A wish is a need, not a want as research have shown that children who had a wish granted possess the physical and emotional strength they need to fight against a life-threatening condition. The annual Santa Run for Wishes is one of the initiatives by Make-A-Wish Singapore to raise funds to bring joy, hope and strength to children and the organisation can only continue its cause with the continued support from the public.