Have You Met Our Ambassadors?

We’re now exactly 2 months away from Run for Hope 2016!

We’re really excited and can’t wait to see you there!

Meanwhile, enjoy a short video featuring some of our Run for Hope 2016 Ambassadors.

Don’t forget to Like and Share this video your friends and family. See you at Run for Hope 2016!

Singapore Women’s Weekly Feature

“Cancer is a word, not a sentence” – John Diamond

Meet our cancer warrriors and Run For Hope ambassadors, Vivien Khoo and Cristalle Wang who have courageously overcame breast and ovarian cancer respectively. 

Read their inspirational stories on surviving and cancer in this month’s issue of The Singapore Women’s Weekly !


Doctors and Patients Run For Hope!

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Doctors and Patients Run For Hope 
Run for Hope in 22nd Consecutive Year, raising awareness and funds to fight cancer

Held at Marina Barrage on 15 October, a total of 16 doctors from National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), ran with cancer survivors as a prelude to ‘Run For Hope 2014’ – a charity initiative by NCCS, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and the Regent Singapore.

This year’s Run For Hope aims to achieve a target of 15,000 runners and hopes to raise (i) awareness and (ii) support for cancer patients and research. These could be in the forms of participation, messages on runner’s bibs, traditional and social media outreach, donations and proceeds from registration fees.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the NCC Research Fund, providing seeding, bridging and advancement funds for an array of translational and clinical research projects at NCCS. In 2012 and 2013, the NCC Research Fund disbursed about SGD 5.6 million for 17 cancer research projects related to cancers of the head and neck, breast, lung, colorectal, liver, bile duct and lymphoma, which affect and claim many lives each year.

Do sign up now and support cancer research!
Registration closes 26 October.

Buddy Contest Winner!

To all the Buddy Contest participants, thank you for your submissions. We heard you!

We received several touching stories. After much deliberation, the winner of the Run For Hope Buddy Contest is Mr Lawrence Chew!

Here’s his story:

It was September 2012. Dark gloomy clouds were seen hovering over a quiet day in Punggol. It was our usual evening at home after work. Seated in front of the television after dinner, my wife’s mobile phone rang. “Hello, is that Vivien speaking?” My wife gave an affirmative reply and after a long pause over the phone, the mood in the house took a drastic change. It was a call from the clinic at the hospital.

Vivien was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. It was akin to a bombshell being dropped onto us as the word cancer confronted us like judgement, a death sentence. I couldn’t bear the thought of losing my beloved of 24 years so soon. What is going to happen to our two young kids?

After consulting several doctors, we were assured that the early stage thyroid cancer is curable, due to years of research and improved surgical procedures. We sighed a great relief. Vivien recovered and was doing well after her surgery and ensuing treatments.

Just when we thought all was going swimmingly well, Vivien was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in January 2014. Countless thoughts were racing through our minds once again. The same questions and anxieties had befallen upon us – Would this be treatable? Is there any medicine that can arrest the spread? Are there any good surgical procedures available?

Vivien went through lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She’s now on medication and is doing very well. Without cancer research, these wonderful treatments and drugs wouldn’t be available to us today. 50 years ago, cancer is almost as good as a death sentence, and the quality of life will be adversely affected too. Although there are still many types of cancer that doctors can’t do much about, cancer research had already come this far today such that some cancers are curable and preventable.

I’m Lawrence Chew and I’m running for the first time for ‘Run For Hope’, together with my buddy, Teh Siew Yee. He journeyed with me through this entire ordeal – the initial shock and disbelief, the eruptive anger towards life’s injustice and the silent tears, the despair and unspoken fears of what ifs, the anxieties and unending questions during medical appointments, the struggle through each stage of treatment, the supportive prayers and encouragements, the anticipation of recovery, the joy and relief of the final outcome and the great hope of cherishing brighter days ahead. I came to know about ‘Run For Hope” through my wife, and she’s precisely the reason why I decided to run and do my bit for cancer research.

Cancer research has given us hope and today we need not equate cancer to the end of the road anymore. Cancer is no longer synonymous to cul-de-sac. I strongly believe that through cancer research, many people and the quality of life of those affected by cancer can greatly improve. It may not happen in our lifetime, but the medical advancement thus far points towards a hope that cure for cancer can eventually be made available. Through good research and funding, we have a hope that this will definitely happen in our children’s lifetime and their future generations.

Because of hope, life is worth celebrating. Vivien has never experienced snow in her lifetime. My aspiration is to save up through my daily income as a cab driver to bring her to a place where there is snow. I came across this contest via ‘Run for Hope’ Facebook page and hopefully I can realise my dream for her sooner.


Lawrence wins a pair of ANA flight tickets to Japan and a 2 Nights’ stay for 2, including breakfast at Four Seasons Marunouchi, Tokyo.

Congratulations Lawrence! 


Flight tickets with compliments from ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS.


Instagram Video Contest!


Calling out all Instagram lovers! Here’s your chance to show us what you’ve got!

We are looking for the best, most creative “I Run For…” Instagram video for Run For Hope 2014.


To take part in the “I Run For…” Instagram Video Contest, simply:

  • Sign up for Run For Hope at www.runforhope.sg
  • ‘Like’ the Run For Hope Instagram Page
  • Upload your best “I Run For…” video on Instagram and hashtag it with #runforhopesg #Irunforvideo (so that we can find you!)
  • Share your video with your family, friends, EVERYONE!

The video with the most number of likes on Instagram wins a pair of All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight tickets to the city of dreams, New York! Enjoy a 2-nights weekend stay in a Premium City-View Room courtesy of Four Seasons New York.


Contest begins on Oct 16th and ends on Sunday, Nov 9th, 6.00pm. 

Share your video and spread awareness for cancer research today!


Terms & Condition apply:

  • The Organisers reserve the right to amend any of the rules and regulations without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
  • The Organisers’ decisions are final. No correspondence will be entertained
  • Only Instagram ‘Likes’ will be counted for judging.
  • Prize is not redeemable for cash, non-combinable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other vouchers, discounts, promotions or privileges.
  • Prize is subject to the respective T&Cs of All Nippon Airways and Four Seasons Hotel New York.
  • Each participant is entitled to one entry only. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  • Submission of entries will close on Nov 9, 6pm. Late entries will not be entertained.


Win an amazing getaway to Maldives!

Sign up early for Run For Hope 2014, because the first 10,000 runners to sign up before 31st Aug 2014 will get a chance to win a trip for two to Maldives, worth S$16,500!

This fabulous grand prize from Four Seasons Resort Maldives includes:

  • 2 Nights’ stay in a Beach Pavillion with Pool, including breakfast at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa,

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  • 3 Nights’ cruise (Mon-Thurs) in a Stateroom aboard Four Seasons Explorer (including meals and activities except alcoholic beverages), and

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  • 2 Nights’ stay in a Beach Bungalow with Pool including breakfast at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru!

Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru - Blu Beach Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru - Water Villa


Click here to sign up now!

Check out our Early Bird Rates here!

Registration is now open!

Tell us who you are running for by being part of 15,000 runners this year!

Join us in the 3.5km/ 10km non-competitive leisure run around The Promontory @ Marina Bay on 16th November.

Click the button below to sign up!

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Spot Yourself!


Check out the fantastic running moments captured by our volunteer photographers at Run For Hope 2013!

Click on their names to view photos.




Our Official Volunteer Photographers:

Ayush Basu (Marina Bay Sands)

Denise Leong (Gardens by the Bay – south)

Franxis Yong (One Fullerton)

Ismail Sudin (Satay by the Bay)

Janet Ng (Esplanade)

Johnson Leo (Aerial view)

Lawrence Loh – Lawrence Photography (Start/ Finish)

Lim Wah Teck (Marina Barrage)

Luit Bhuyan (GOH & stage)

Manuela Forster (Helix Bridge)

Mohammad Noor (Start/ Finish)

Muhammad Sadiq (Gardens by the Bay – east)

Mark Camaclang – SG Run Pix (Art Science Museum)

Papin (Esplanade drive)



Other Sites:

Running shots



Enjoy 17% off at Zalora.sg!

Zalora edm on RFH website for 17  Nov

Discount offer will run till 31 December 2013.

Disclaimer: Zalora does not act or represent or hold itself out as having authority to act as an agent or partner of Run For Hope Organisers and beneficiary, NCC Research Fund.

Run For Hope Organisers and NCC Research Fund will in no event be liable for any loss or damage or claims whatsoever arising from the online purchase and use of the voucher.


NCCS Doctors-Ambassadors’ Challenge

November Update: By the end of the two-weeks period (1st to 14th October), the group had enthusiastically completed a collective total of 850km! Through this effort, more awareness and about $15,000 was raised for Run For Hope 2013.

DMO challenge

October News:

A group of our colleagues from NCCS Division of Medical Oncology (DMO), including DMO doctors, research coordinators, lab technologist and executives, plus Dr Alexandre Chan from NCCS Oncology Pharmacy, and a doctor from National Heart Centre, have all become Ambassadors of (RFH) Run For Hope 2013!


This special effort initiated by DMO doctors involves burning calories, in the hope of getting your support – to run for hope on 17 November, or make a donation to research if running is just not your cup of tea.

Close to 30 staff, had pledged to run a total distance of over 550km (target grew from 250km just two weeks ago) cumulatively within a period of 14 days – 1st to 14th October.

These include Dr Farid, who is currently away on training in New York and is showing his support via this challenge. Dr William Tan, who’s currently in London, is also part of the group. Both of them have each pledged to complete 70km over the two weeks.

Part of the group:


Please help spread the word!

Progress of this challenge is being tracked and captured via screenshots of monitoring tools such as a running app in their phones. As of 11 Oct, the group has clocked in a total of almost 500km! Every km counts.

The group hopes to raise $100 for every 1km the team runs.

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Corporations and individuals are encouraged to pledge a donation to NCC Research Fund in support of this effort.

Friends, colleagues, supporters and members of public can donate in support of this effort via “RunForHope” section in donation portal.

Simply click on the donate button via www.runforhope.sg to access the donation portal.

We seek your support via a donation for the special Challenge and/or sign up as a group for Run For Hope.

Donate online

This is in fact the second Ambassadors’ Challenge!

The first was held in August. Three ambassadors, including two cancer survivors and a supporter, were challenged to reach out to the busy working professionals at Raffles Place. They were challenged to get 21 sign-ups (in conjunction with celebrating 21 years of running for cancer research) within 1 hour, with neither publicity support nor promotional booth on-site. Taking this with up with much enthusiasm, they got 39 sign-ups within the given time. A donor gave $20,000 to the charity as a reward for this effort.

Please feel free to check out our YouTube videos here: www.youtube.com/user/runforhopeSG


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