What is Run For Hope?
Run For Hope (RFH) is an annual run organised by Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) to raise much-needed awareness and support for cancer research. For more than 30 years, the Four Seasons group of hotel & resorts across the world have been deeply committed to the cause of advancing cancer research.
Mr Isadore Sharp, CEO and founder of the Canadian-based Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, lost his fourth son Christopher to melanoma cancer in 1978. In memory of his son, Mr Sharp spearheaded a worldwide programme that established annual runs raising funds for cancer research in cities where their hotels and resorts are located. He was inspired by Terry Fox, whom despite having lost a leg to cancer, ran across Canada to raise money and cancer awareness in 1980. Increasingly convinced that more needed to be done, Mr Sharp ensured his legacy lived on even after Terry’s death. Four Seasons employees worldwide have since been supporting Terry’s dream in striving to advance cancer research, and Run For Hope is one of their efforts. Every Four Seasons hotel and resort actively supports local and regional efforts to find a cure for cancer.
The Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has been been supporting local cancer research through an annual run, since 1993, making this the single largest run in aid of cancer research here. Since 2008, they have been partnering the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) to raise awareness and support for critical, life-saving research by dedicated scientists at the Centre. The event maintains its tradition as a non-competitive leisure run. So everyone; anyone; young & old, can join in the worthy cause & fun.
In Singapore, the staff of Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and the National Cancer Centre Singapore are involved in a year-long process – from planning, securing sponsorship and partnerships, to raising awareness and coordinating the run – of giving back to the community. Giving their time out of their daily responsibilities to organise the event, they also actively promote and donate to the cancer cause. Through their hotel staff activities leading up to the run, their Community Outreach team also contributes to the aims of Run For Hope.
Why you should be a part of Run For Hope?
There are more reasons for you to support the run and continue the legacy. Show you support for cancer patients and their families, bust off daily work stress, keep fit, have fun, and make a difference with your colleagues, family, friends, and or children!
Gear up and start training. If you are an avid runner, go for the 10km category! The 3.5km Fun Run will be suited for families and friends, who wish to have a meaningful bonding time with a scenic view by supporting a worthy cause. The cancer cause is close to home and the hearts of many.
Each year, more than 10,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. It is no longer rare to find someone you know or love is or was affected by cancer. The threat of cancer is very real with the disease accounting for 1 in 4 deaths in Singapore. However, with advances in science and robust cancer research activities, we are hopeful that the progressive breakthroughs made by the NCCS team can lead to a cure.
Funds raised net operating cost will be donated to NCC Research Fund. Through your continuous support, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected. Let’s make a brighter future, without cancer.
Register today and spread the word!