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More than 80 cyclists will be riding 1200km to raise funds for kidney patients

A group of over 80 local and foreign cyclists from cycling group, Epic Cyclist, will be embarking on the KDF Millenium Ride (an annual long-distance ride), in aid of low-income dialysis patients served by the Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF).

It is Singapore’s most challenging endurance cycling event for charity and is now reaching its 5-year milestone.

Unlike previous installments where participating riders challenge 1000km in 4 days, the 2018 ride promises to be bigger and better.

This year, for the first time in the history of the event, cyclists will attempt to complete a 1200km ride over 5 days. 

 

Credit: Kidney Dialysis Foundation

 

The ride will officially begin on 25th January 2018 in Southern Thailand and end on the 29th of January in Singapore.

Crossing the borders of 3 different countries, they will be riding from Hat Yai in Thailand through Malaysia, before ending in Singapore.

 

A meaningful cause for those affected by kidney failure

Amongst those taking part in the charity ride is Dr. Terence Kee, a senior consultant renal physician at Singapore General Hospital.

The 47-year-old doctor treats about 20 to 25 kidney transplant patients every day. As reported in The Straits Times, he resolved to do more for his patients after his 76-year-old father who suffered from kidney failure passed away August last year. 

His father was also a doctor. He wanted to honour his father’s legacy of giving free treatments to poor residents back then by taking part in something meaningful.

Despite cycling 12km every day from his home in Bukit Timah to work, this will be Dr Kee’s first time undertaking a great distance. However, he feels the death of his father will motivate him to push on. 

 

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A little help goes a long way

The ride aims to raise at least $10,000 for the Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF), which provides subsidised dialysis and supports kidney disease research.

Support this group of big-hearted cyclists who are raising funds for needy dialysis patients at KDF by making a donation here today. All donations are entitled to 2.5x tax deduction.

*Proceeds from this event will help to subsidise dialysis and medication costs for patients served by KDF and also help defray public education, research, and the Foundation’s operating expenses.

For more information regarding the event or your donation, you may contact Ms. Jemin Chua at 6559 2651. 

You can visit this page for more info: https://kdf.give.asia/story/kdf_millennium_ride_2018_-_charity_page

Mizah Salik

Author: Mizah Salik

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When she’s not writing, Mizah is constantly wired 24/7. She loves cats, cycling at night, and can’t survive without her weekly dose of chicken rice.

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