With more than 1,500 participants, the event raised public awareness of the negative consequences of kidney failure so that people will not take their kidney health for granted. Participants were confined to a chair for four hours to learn more about the thrice-weekly, four-hour dialysis sessions which kidney patients go through. Most patients have to spend more than 6,000 hours in a dialysis chair to sustain their lives. This is the second time the event was be held and is part of a series of events NKF is organising in conjunction with its 50th anniversary next year. The Guest-of-Honour was Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health.
Can or not, SIT for 4 hours?
Most kidney patients have to spend more than 6,000 hours in a dialysis chair to sustain their lives. Come challenge your sitting endurance in support of our patients at NKF’s Sit-A-Thon.
4-hour sitting challenge with feet placed in a designated area
4-hour sitting challenge
Got only minutes to spare?
Then this mini challenge is for you!
– Join us and sit for a minimum of 15 minutes
– Complete it and redeem a token
Calling all kids!
– Take up the 5-minute challenge
– Complete it and redeem a balloon sculpture
Can you sit for 4 hours?
– Join us and challenge your sitting endurance
– You will receive a Sit-A-Thon Activity Pack and qualify for the Lucky Draw
|Event Categories||Registration Fees||Registration Period||Sit-A-Thon Activity Pack|
and Lucky Draw
|Early Bird Extreme||$10||15 June – 14 July 2018|
|Early Bird Standard|
|Extreme||$15||15 July – 31 August 2018|
|Group of 4 (Extreme)||$50|
|Group of 4 (Standard)|
|4.00pm||Start of Sit-A-Thon|
|4.05pm||The 2mm Meds Challenge|
|4.25pm||Dance by Woodlands Ring Primary School|
|4.35pm||I “Kid” You Not Trivia|
|5.30pm||Cello Performance by Kallista Ho|
|5.45pm||Sponsors Appreciation Ceremony|
|6.35pm||Song and Dance Performance by NKF Nurses|
|7.00pm||Arrival of Guest-of-Honour|
Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health
|7.45pm||Sharing by Kidney Transplant Patient and Donor|
|8.00pm||End of Event|