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22 November 2005

Run For Funds 2005 (Part 1)

Dear Friends,

My own blog will be pushed back by a week for something much more important. I received an email from long time friend and secondary school and JC classmate, Adrian Lee reminding me that the Singapore Marathon is just round the corner on 4th December 2005.

To many, this may just be a sporting event but to the rest of us supporting RunForFunds, this is the time when Adrian and his SuperFriends hit the road and raise funds for the needy in the Geylang community.

For a bit of RunForFunds' background, go to the old site at http://runforfunds.blogdrive.com. Thereafter, may I encourage you to proceed to the current site at http://runforfunds.blogdrive.com.

Anyway, before I go on further, I would like to go on record that I AM NOT SOLICITING FOR DONATIONS HERE. My purpose is merely to create awareness of this project and if you think you want to start something similar, may I gratefully ask that you goto the current website and get in touch with Adrian directly to get pointers on how to get started.

With the current fiasco over the NKF saga, I too, like many others of the general public, am skeptical as far as where and how my contributions are used. That's why I thought RunForFunds is the right place for me to offer my financial support. What I like about RunForFunds is that every single penny is visible as far as how they were used. Do note that RunForFunds is not an official charity. It is just a group of private citizens doing something on their own for the needy. There is no golden peanut, no golden tap, no first class air tickets nor fleet of Mercedes Benz. If you donate $1.39, all $1.39 will go out to the needy.

"How Do I Know If You Guys Are For Real?"

Please do not be offended by my response to that question. If you need to ask then may I politely ask that you keep your money safely in your wallet. Contributing to RunForFunds needs you to take the leap of faith and trust Adrian with the money for your contributions go to his personal account. Like I mentioned earlier, this is a private project and therefore there isn't a corporate bank account set up under the name of RunForFunds project. Not yet anyway. This may change when the project gets bigger for for now it is done on a personal basis. However, in order to keep everything above board, a detailed set of accounts will be maintained to ensure every penny is accounted for. As a contributor, you will have the right to request a review of the accounts from Adrian should you have the need for it.

To my friends in the blogosphere, I stress again the intent of this posting is not solicit funds from the general public as this goes against the fundamentals of the Run For Funds movement. However, here's my request. Please help spread the word about this project but only if you believe in this project as much as I do . I hope the posting will evoke a small spark in readers to do something for the less privileged. A simple deed is better than the grandest of intentions. Take some time to think of what each of you can do in your personal capacity to make a difference in the lives that you touch.

Get it up on your respective blogs or even Tomorrow.sg if you would. Go ahead and reproduce this and/or my subsequent RunForFunds related blogs if you think it would help. Let me know.

If you have any further questions, you may direct them to Adrian through me or directly to him at adrian@runforfunds.com.

We look forward to everybody's support this year.

Cheers.

JayWalk

- Voxeros

1. Adrian Lee left...
Tuesday, 22 November 2005 3:38 pm
Bro Jay,
Thanks for initiating this. While RFF cannot raise funds from the general public, my hope is that the folks who've read this posting will start something on their own to help those in need.
If a fat guy who can't run more than 5 min without cramps in 2000 can do it, anyone can :-)
"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Ghandi
aL


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 22 November 2005 4:26 pm :: 
aL: No problem. I am glad to do it.
Like Kelawar said, "有钱出钱,有力出力,有BLOG出BLOG."

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