“Conflicts can have a devastating impact on societies, causing suffering on a widespread scale. Women and girls are often disproportionately affected, and the particular ways in which their rights are restricted are often overlooked.”
For the past 3 years I have been supporting UNHCR, an amazing charity that helps people in war torn locations with the basic necessities in life and we have raised over SG$100k.
Through this fundraising I became aware of Free to Run, a charity founded by Stephanie Case who as well as being a Human Rights Lawyer working for the UN based in Afghanistan, is also one of the top ultra runners in the world.
The charity works to create a positive impact on the lives of women and girls who are living in regions of conflict. Sport and the outdoors can have an amazing impact on the physical, emotional, social wellbeing and confidence of everyone. Women and girls in war torn regions are disproportionately affected and Free to Run goes a long way to help lift them out of this despair.
In order to raise funds and awareness for this important charity, I will be running up and down Bukit Timah hill in Singapore to the cumulative height of Everest, a challenge known as Everesting.
The challenge is normally done on a bike and I plan to summit Bukit Timah no less than 64 times, cover 124km and 8848m in 26 hours, non stop.
At our company Mixpanel, we allow employees to use up to 5 days a year to volunteer or raise money for a cause they care about and on 12/13th December I will be using those days to take on this challenge.
I have three asks:
- Please donate here to Free To Run. I will personally be matching all donations up to SG$5000
- If based in Singapore, please come out and join on 12/13th for some laps
- Like or share this post to help raise fund and awareness for Free To Run
Thanks for the support