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Ride for Hope 2005 aims to raise funds in aid of The Senior Citizens' Hardship Fund. The fund assists needy elderly suffering from stroke and frailty, and to enhance the quality of their lives.

Ride for Hope 2005 is in support of Toa Payoh and Geylang Senior Citizens' Health Care Centres. These health care centres are not-for-profit charitable organizations, currently serving about 70 stroke patients and frail elderly daily and have served more than 1,000 needy patients and elderly since 2002. The centres have recently in May 2004 started its 365-day rehabilitation services that include weekends and public holidays.

The centres' operating expenditure are supported mainly by public donations and through fundraising efforts. It costs about S$75 a day to upkeep a patient. Apart from government subsidy for patients under the means testing scheme and nominal day care cum rehabilitation charges of $14 per day/per patient, the centres will still need to raise $50 per patient per day to cover the treatment cost. In other words, the centres will need to raise over S$1 million every year to achieve its mission of providing care to the sick and needy elderly.

Dr William Tan will be leading this fund-raising effort through a super-ultramarathon; 300km over 24 hours (6pm-6pm), together with a supporting group of cyclists. We are targetting to have at least 300 cyclists join in this effort to raise sufficient funds for the 2 centres.

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Updated: 6 April, 2005 1:23 AM