The Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) is a non-profit organisation responsible for building and managing Singapore’s only register of volunteer donors who are willing to donate their bone marrow to save the lives of patients with leukaemia and other blood diseases that require a transplant to survive.
Singapore’s ‘Crazy Man’ runs 31 marathons in 31 days
The Bone Marrow Donor Programme’s (BMDP) resident, Gerrard Lin a.k.a ‘Ah Siao’ completed his ambitious and record-breaking goal to run 31 marathons in 31 days. His quest is to raise awareness for the BMDP and to encourage more Singaporeans to take a simple step and sign up as a bone marrow donor as to save the life of a fellow human being.
‘Match for Life’ is the theme for BMDP’s outreach campaign.
During the ‘March Marathon Madness’ campaign, Ah Siao clocked up to a 1,302 kilometres, and now the second phase of the challenge for Ah Siao and the BMDP team is to encourage the public and reach at least the same number of volunteers (1,302) to sign up in a 10-week period.
During this 10-week period, from 1 April to 10 June 2014, the first 1,302 volunteers to register will be part of this exciting campaign and highlighted on a feature wall in the BMDP office.
Ah Siao’s final marathon was celebrated with a party at BMDP’s office, where he literally ran in with a crowd of enthusiastic supporters and media. This great feat, in addition to raising awareness for the BMDP, could potentially get Gerrard into Singapore’s Book of Records.
Want to be a part of March Marathon Madness? Head to the BMDP Website: www.bmdp.org for more details or alternatively you can also contribute financially via GIVEasia: http://giveasia.org/movement/march_marathon_madness