One Community Walk 2011- A nationwide mass walking event

The One Community Walk is a nationwide mass walking event organised by the PA, the Community Sports Club Council and the Community Sports Clubs, .

It has returned after the success of the inaugural event in 2010. The One Community Walk (OCW) held last Sunday (24 Jul 2011) brought more residents together and raise money for charity.

For the first time this year, FairPrice Foundation had worked with the People's Association (PA) to use the event as a platform to rally grassroots leaders and the community to support needy families.

S$1 million worth of food vouchers is donated by the foundation to needy families through all 87 Grassroots Organisations (GROs) and selected welfare organisations.

For every registered participant, a S$10 FairPrice food voucher will be donated to the needy.

Since 2002, FairPrice has been working with grassroots organisations and welfare organisations to identify and help needy families meet their daily needs through the FairPrice Food Voucher scheme.

The current donation brings the total amount to S$9 million to meet over 180,000 requests.

This year, over 85,000 participants registered for the walk.

It is made up of walks of two to three kilometres, flagged off at the same time in various constituencies.

If every walker covers two kilometres, the total distance from 85,000 participants will be about 170,000 kilometres - or four times around the globe.

"What we want to demonstrate is that the community can come together and we can also do something healthy. And good for their bodies and bring people together at the same time," said DPM Teo Chee Hean, who is also MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.

53 Advisers to the GROs, including 11 Cabinet ministers, took part Sunday.

They include MP for Marine Parade GRC, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan and Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts and MP for Moulmein-Kallang GRC, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.

What do I feel?
I'm really happy to be living in Singapore in a multi-racial country.
That is what made Singapore Unique and a sense of identiy whether we are Chinese, Malay, Indian, Eurasian or any other races. This mass walking event- One Community Walk is sure something to tell people that no matter of what religious or races we are, we will walk together through hardship and never leave anyone behind.

What to look out for?
The months of July and August are filled with many activities to celebrate Racial Harmony - which is an important aspect of Singapore society - and also the country's National Day celebrations.

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