Club Rainbow’s fundraising event reintroduces shorter cycling category to reach out to members of the public who are keen to ride for a cause.
A flagship fundraising initiative by Club Rainbow (Singapore), the eighth edition of Ride for Rainbows will kick off on 27 April, Saturday at 7pm. This year, the event aims to create more awareness by reintroducing a shorter cycling category and raise more funds for the non-profit charity organization.
Date: 27 April 2019 (Saturday)
Time : From 7pm (fringe activities), 8pm – 6am (rides)
Venue : Marina Barrage
Empowering its beneficiaries who have chronic illnesses through providing a wide range of services that meet their needs from new-born to the age of 20, Club Rainbow first unveiled Ride for Rainbows in 2012 as a signature fund-raising event to reach out to a greater audience through a sports activity.
Besides generating greater awareness for the club’s cause, Ride for Rainbows also presents non-competitive yet challenging cycling routes that range between 28km to 108km; to exemplify the struggles beneficiaries experience in their lives. More importantly, the rides are a test of tenacity and resilience; two qualities that Club Rainbow hopes to instil in their beneficiaries as they embark onward in their journey towards an enriching life.
Dr. Sashikumar Ganapathy, President of Club Rainbow (Singapore), who will be cycling at Ride for Rainbows shares, “This year, we hope that by bringing back the shorter cycling category, we can engage more members of the public through a sports activity and for a good cause. We aim to raise $700,000 from the event. The donations will enable us to serve more families and continue to offer quality services to improve their quality of life”.
Over the past few years, notable personalities have also participated and contributed to this worthy cause; Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister Gan Kim Yong, Ben Yeo and Gurmit Singh are some past riders.
This year, a group of current and graduate beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers will be cycling to raise funds for children in Club Rainbow (Singapore). One of them is Sharil Hamid, who is previously a beneficiary of Club Rainbow. Sharil who will be riding the 58km route alongside other graduate beneficiaries says, “My family and I have benefitted greatly from Club Rainbow’s support. Now I wish to do my part to help other children and their families”.
THREE CYCLING CATEGORIES
Individual participants can choose from three categories; 28km, 58km, and 108km. To qualify for participation, riders must raise the minimum donation amounts for each category: $128, $588 and $1,088 for the 28km, 58km, and 108km respectively.
Members of the public can log on to the Ride for Rainbows website to support the riders through pledging donations online. Businesses and corporations are also welcomed to make cash donations or in-kind sponsorships
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