Is your New Year’s resolution to be healthy and fit? Do you want to participate in meaningful activities that help others? Or are you an animal lover? Then mark your diaries for the 2nd annual APAO Charity Run on the morning of Saturday, March 4!
The APAO Charity Run will begin at the Congress venue, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, and cover a 3.8-km route including magnificent views of the Singapore harbor front. All participants will receive a runner’s pack containing a T shirt, along with complimentary breakfast at the end of the event.
Participants are divided into 3 categories: (1) Young Ophthalmologists, (2) Ophthalmologists and (3) Accompanying Persons. Prizes will be awarded to champions, 1st and 2nd runners-up. The champions will receive free registration to the APAO 2018 Congress in Hong Kong!
What’s more, not only human runners will take part in the APAO 2017 Charity Run. Clever, well-trained guide dogs from Guide Dogs Association of the Blind (GDAB) in Singapore will also participate! These canine friends will surely provide encouragement and entertainment for everyone involved in the race.
At the APAO Congress in 2016, runners raised fund for the Nepal Ophthalmic Society and designated as part of relief efforts for the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal. This year, proceeds of the APAO Charity Run will be split between the APAO International Fellowship Program and GDAB in Singapore. The fee of Charity Entry (US$133/SG$190) includes US$33(SG$40) entry fee and a donation of US$100(SG$150), the donation of US$150 will be equally donated to two official beneficiaries.