On 31st July 2016, the Disabled People’s Association (DPA) participated in the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2016. DPA staff, volunteers, friends and families partnered with Cognizant Outreach Team from Cognizant Technology Solutions Asia Pacific Ptd Ltd to take part in the 4km Charity Fun Walk. The Fun Walk signified the concerted effort of partners, volunteers and beneficiaries in creating awareness for people with disabilities.
In addition to the Fun Walk, the event also featured a Vertical Marathon up 57 storeys of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, a carnival activity and other fringe activities such as experiential booths to help promote deeper understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities on a daily basis.
DPA had a great time at the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2016. We had the opportunity to meet the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) Minister Tan Chuan Jin. We look forward to participating in more of such events that bring together people from all walks of life to celebrate the strengths and abilities of those with disabilities. DPA would also like to thank Ms Pratibha Kurnool and the Cognizant Outreach team for partnering with DPA in this event.
For more information on the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk, please visit http://www.comchestheartstringswalk.sg/