1000km in 4 days through tropical Malaysia – KDF Millennium Epic Ride;building up to Deca Ironman
As we (quickly) approach June 28th – start of Deca Ironman – I am taking on some of the most grueling races in SE Asia – nothing like being ‘race’ fit. I came across these mad b****ds over Chinese New Year and thought that sounds like a great cause, a savage, epic event and it would be fantastic to give something back to Singapore after all the support they have given to my training.
More details to come but this is the event summary below; My fundraising page can be found here It would be great if you could donate something to this great cause. Even if it is $5; for any friends in Singapore I will take you on a personal training session to cover it!
Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) is proud to be organising our inaugural cycling event this coming February! The cycling interest group, EPIC Cyclists, will be doing their part for KDF by challenging 1,000 kilometres all in the name for charity!
Founded in 2012, this group of avid cyclists are no stranger to challenging road conditions and enduring the demanding routes of such an epic ride. Show your support towards this team of spirited individuals by donating to them individually at this page.
Details of the event:
Date: 25 – 28 February 2014
Total distance covered: 1,000km (Singapore-Malacca-Kuantan-Mersing-Singapore)
Here is a quick video from the KDF team; it is going to be hot!! Remember this is a jungle! And put more details on the KDF below.
The Kidney Dialysis Foundation Limited (KDF) is a non-profit charitable organisation, established in February 1996 and is an approved Institute of Public Character.
To ensure that no kidney patient will perish because of the lack of funds for dialysis and to prevent, treat and cure kidney and kidney-related diseases.
To look after the well-being of needy people stricken with end-stage kidney disease by nurturing hope and confidence to make their lives more meaningful and to support research that will lead to the prevention and cure of kidney and kidney-related diseases
To provide high quality, low cost treatment to needy kidney patients
To promote public awareness and education of kidney disease
To organise educational programmes on renal-related issues for healthcare/medical professionals
To promote live donor transplants
To support research work that would lead to prevention and cure of kidney and kidney-related diseases
Our patients are made up of the lowest income group and hold blue collar jobs such as cleaners, hawker assistants, store assistants, taxi drivers, etc. As at the end of financial year 2012/13, about 95% of our patients are above 40 years old. Female patients hold a higher percentage at about 52%.
KEEPING TREATMENT AFFORDABLE FOR THE POOR
In the financial year 2012/13, more patients paid less out of their pockets for dialysis treatment compared to the year before. As at 31 March 2013, 47% of our patients paid $200 or less per month out of their pockets for treatment fees, which could cost up to $2,000. In fact, about 81% of our patients paid $400 or less per month and 94% of our patients paid $600 or less per month. To date, KDF has served more than 733 patients, of which 71 have had successful kidney transplants. As at 31 March 2013, KDF serves 292 patients.