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The Vertical Challenge 2020 – A Dandelion Event

As part of our Dandelion Event series, this year, HCA Hospice Care (HCA) is organising ‘The Vertical Challenge 2020’ to raise $300,000. This amount will fund 1,000 home visits to provide care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illnesses.

The Vertical Challenge 2020 offers two categories of participation –

Challenge Competitive
Open to individuals, families and friends Open to individuals, groups and corporate teams
50m, 100m, 200m vertical gain 250m, 500m, 1000m, 2020m vertical gain
  • Participants under this category are required to complete their selected vertical gain and submit proof of completion
  • Participants will be allowed to complete the challenge over multiple days (e.g. 20m x 5 days = 100m, or 50m x 4 days = 200m)
  • All participants who successfully complete the challenge will receive “Finisher” entitlements (i.e. a finisher t-shirt and a medal) upon review of their submission
  • Participants under this category would be required to complete their selected vertical gain and shall be ranked by order of time taken to complete
  • Participants are required to complete the challenge in one sitting. For groups and corporate teams, different members can complete their portion on different days BUT each member must complete their portion in a single attempt
  • Participants are required to submit electronic proof of completion to be considered for the various award categories
  • Electronic proof must clearly show date, elevation gain and time taken
  • Participants who complete the challenge will receive “Finisher” entitlements (i.e. a finisher t-shirt and a medal) and will be considered for the various award categories
  • Participants of the competitive category must use devices with barometric sensor (for indoor tracking) or GPS-enabled fitness devices (for outdoors tracking) such as Garmin, Suunto or Polar that can accurately record elevation gain

Elevation Gain to Floors Conversion (rounded up, based on 2.8m per floor on average)

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Elevation Gain 50m 100m 200m 250m 500m 1000m 2020m
Floors Conversion about 18
floors
about 36
floors
about 72
floors
about 90
floors
about 179
floors
about 358
floors
about 722
floors

All funds raised will be directed to HCA to support our palliative and hospice services which are provided free of charge to over 3,000 patients annually. This enables our beneficiaries to spend their last days with dignity at home in the presence of their loved ones.

Together we can create more good days for our patients as they embrace the last leg of their life journey. Learn more about HCA here: www.hca.org.sg.


"To me, my mom is the strongest"

Transferring is just one of the myriad of tasks that fill Mdm Ong’s daily schedule. As the main caregiver to HCA Star PALS patient Toh Wee Yang, 20, Mdm Ong tirelessly juggles all household responsibilities. It is a marathon of love she had embarked on when Wee Yang was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) at just seven years old.

While the thought of the future weighs heavily on Mdm Ong, the support the family has received from the HCA Star PALS team has been invaluable. “The team has given me a lot of reassurance and emotional support,” she says.

Journey with us to bring comfort to life and add life to days.

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"Bye.. bye.. bye.."

There was a heartbreaking finality at the moment, as Mdm Niranjan stroked her son’s face tenderly, while he was lying on the hospital bed. Stricken by cancer herself, her son’s illness was yet another cruel blow to her. Due to her deteriorating condition, her last wish was to visit her ailing son before her own admission into an inpatient hospice.

She was accompanied by her daughter and a HCA Senior Palliative Care Nurse to visit her son in the hospital. “I was very worried before coming here. I had not seen him for two weeks. Now I am very happy I get to see him before I go,” she shared after the visit.

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S$372,616 Raised
Target: S$300,000