The Latest from Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore

It’s been a great year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Singapore, an organization Anthony S Casey is proud to be a part of.

 

Anthony would like to share the story of Raphael.

Raphael was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, but it hasn’t stopped him from being his hyper and active self.  When his Wish Granters discovered his dream about an awesome Nerf War Party, they dreamed up the best wish day ever.

With a lot of encouragement from Raphael’s class teacher and principal, his school hall into an Nerf War Boot Camp.

Complete with obstacle courses, camouflage netting and Nerf guns, the boot camp was actually one big surprise. During a phys. ed class, he was completely taken aback. He walked into the hall; instead of gym class, a nerf war party!

It wasn’t easy, either. The obstacles required jumping, crawling, balancing, throwing and marksmanship training with Nerf guns.

On his Wish Day, Raphael was escorted by a convoy of Land Rovers to his wish party venue. Outfitted in a soldier’s uniform tailored to his size and sporting a beret, Raphael looked very much the part of a soldier defending his country against the “red army”.  Thanks to his Wish Granters Christie, Jonathan and Hao Ren, Land Rover Singapore for the spectacular convoy, and the dozens of volunteers who made the Nerf war party a memorable one for Raphael to cherish.

 

Make-A-Wish reminds you to sign up for the Santa Run this November to fundraise for this great foundation.

Last year over 3,500 runners participated in the event.  If every one of us inspires just 1 other person to join, we could double that number!  5,000 Santas is the goal.

Register now and receive a Santa or Elf t-shirt, designed special for the event. Or, come as a favorite holiday character or tradition, in your most creative Christmas-themed costume. If you win best-dressed you will recieve a four day three night ClubMed Bintan trip for two adults and two children!
All registration and donation proceeds will go towards Make-A-Wish in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Registration ends soon so sign up now here or call 63349474 for more information.

 

Anthony S Casey can’t wait for you to join Make-A-Wish Singapore!

The President’s Challenge with Community Chest

Anthony S Casey recently contributed to the great organization, Community Chest, through his donation to the  President’s Challenge 2015 series of Tanglin Club Fundraising events. The Community Chest is the  fund-raising and engagement component of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).  NCSS envisions a compassionate society, with everyone supporting each other’s potential. The Community Chest further ensures that people from all corners of society see the opportunity to lead a dignified, fulfilled life. Established in 1983, the organization raises, organizes, and appropriates allocates funds for the Singapore’s many charities.

The President’s Challenge was initiated by President S R Nathan in 2000. The tradition was continued by President Tony Tan in 2012 as it became a great way bring the community together in volunteer efforts, helping the less fortunate through activism. Since its beginning, over S$160 million has been raised for supported charities.  Plus, over 20,000 people have volunteered. As President Tony Tan said in his March 12, 2016 speech, “This is what President’s Challenge is about; to rally Singaporeans to pool
together our resources, not just financial but also our time and skills, to build a nation that leaves no one behind.”

Who does the challenge benefit?

  • Adults with disabilities
  • Children with special needs and learning disabilities
  • Battered families
  • The elderly

Learn more about the organization at comchest.org.sg