Thank You for Your Support
In September 2017, London Speaker Bureau Asia sponsored Dr. William Tan – physician, Paralympian and brain-scientist to participate in Bloodwise's 500km cycle race. Race participants cycled for 4 days from London to Paris. The race is part of a campaign to raise funds for cancer care and research. He was the only disabled participant in that race.
Dr William Tan started his preparation at 4am on a cold rainy day in London and they took off at 6am. Day 2 was a tough one for Dr William as there were 2 very steep inclines – one of them was so steep and winding that the ride captain had to dismount to assist Dr. William.
Dr. William hand-cycled across various terrains and through the English Channel before completing the course going past the famed Arc de Triomphe and then on to the majestic Eiffel Tower for the finish line.
As part of the race, Dr. William Tan and London Speaker Bureau set up campaigns to raise donations for Bloodwise UK, Singapore Cancer Society and National Cancer Society Malaysia. All organisations are grateful to the campaign organisers and donors who gave generously, and presented Dr. William Tan with certificates of appreciation.
On behalf of Dr. William Tan, we’d like to thank our all our corporate and individual donors for their kind and generous support.
Para-athlete and motivational speaker Dr. William Tan to hand cycle 500km to raise funds in support of cancer research and care
On 14th September 2017, Dr. William Tan will embark on a 500km tour from London to Paris. A grueling challenge even for an able bodied athlete, Dr. William will be hand-cycling across various terrains and through the English Channel over four days before completing the course going past the famed Arc de Triomphe and then on to the Eiffel Tower for the finish line. He is doing this to raise funds for charities in UK, Singapore and Malaysia in support of cancer research and cancer care.
London Speaker Bureau is proud to sponsor and support Dr. William Tan for this meaningful and challenging event.
Dr. William Tan was paralysed from the waist down since the age of two due to poliomyelitis. Instead of being hampered by his disability, it drove Dr. William to work harder and conquer the odds in both academia and sports from a very young age. He graduated to become a physician, one of his childhood dreams, and worked at the National Cancer Centre in Singapore as neuroscientist and physician. He was also the pioneer batch of Singapore Paralympians who competed in the 1988 Seoul Paralympics. He has also completed seven marathons in seven continents, including the Arctic and Antarctica, in wheelchair.
In 2009, at the peak of his life and being the first person in wheelchair to complete the Antarctica marathon, he was diagnosed with end-stage leukaemia and was given only nine to 12 months to live. But after six months of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, he is now in remission for eight years, and he continues to be actively serving the community as a physician and continues to race and raise funds for charities. Dr. William has raised more than SGD 18 million on a voluntary basis for over 22 years, and the 60-year old recently completed his 10th Boston Marathon in April earlier this year.
London Speaker Bureau and Dr. William Tan seek your kind support and generous donation towards making this fundraising campaign a success. Your contribution is deeply appreciated.
About Bloodwise (UK)
Bloodwise funds ground-breaking research to help improve treatments and diagnosis for patients affected by leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Bloodwise also provides information and support to anyone affected by blood cancer with a Patient Services team dedicated to helping patients and their families.
More about Bloodwise: https://bloodwise.org.uk/
About Singapore Cancer Society
The Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) was established in 1964 by individuals from the Rotary Club of Singapore West, the Lions Club and Jaycees, and was inaugurated by the then Minster of Health, Mr Yong Nyuk Lin.
Registered as a society in 1984 and accorded IPC (Institution of a Public Character) status as a charity in 1995 by the Ministry of Health, the Society is also a member of the National Council of Social Service and the Singapore Hospice Council. SCS celebrated 50 years of service in 2014. Being self-funded, the Society is heavily dependent on public donations to provide quality services to cancer patients, their families, and members of the public.
More about Singapore Cancer Society: http://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/
About National Cancer Society Malaysia
The National Cancer Society of Malaysia / Persatuan Kebangsaan Kanser Malaysia (NCSM) is the oldest and first cancer-related NGO established in the country that has been advocating for cancer control in Malaysia for 50 years. We offer an extensive range of cancer services, education and support to the people affected by cancer and the public
More about National Cancer Society Malaysia: http://www.cancer.org.my/