Make-A-Wish and Run

We spoke to Thomas Tay who share about why exercise is so important to him.


1000 runners took time out from their weekday schedules last Wednesday evening to take part in the PCCW Global Charity Run 2017. All proceeds from the run, totally S$50,000, were donated to Make-A-Wish Singapore. These funds will fulfil the wishes and dreams of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The short, 5km event included an appearance from ambassadors of Make-A-Wish Singapore, The Yellow Fellows running club.

Randall Tan, a local media personality who is part of the Yellow Fellows, commented, “As ambassadors of Make-A-Wish Singapore, we took part in this year's PCCW Global Charity Run with the hope of raising more awareness about the foundation, which will in turn help to fulfil the wishes of these children in need via donations. The funds raised will definitely help in motivating these children to carry on fighting.”

We also caught up with event participant Thomas Tay, the Asia Pacific Senior Director of Business Consultancy Frost & Sullivan. We quizzed him on his active lifestyle and why he deems exercise as vital to his life.

Q: What inspired you to take part in the PCCW Global Charity Run?

Thomas: PCCW has always supported our annual charity cause, the Frost the Trail Corporate Charity Run. We, in turn, feel the need to continue to give back to society and so we participated in the PCCW Global Charity Run to support the cause.

Q: How do you find the time to exercise and strike a happy work-life balance?

Thomas: Time management is important to me in creating a good work-life balance, and I always set time aside for family, work and social activities. There is always time to exercise if you set your heart and mind on doing it. In addition to running, I also cycle at least 200km a week. Contrary to what many people may think, I find that exercise really keeps me alert and fresh. When I dedicate time to exercising over relaxation, I feel that am a lot more productive at work.

Q: How often do you run a week?

Thomas: I run at least twice a week along the Punggol Park Connector as it is closer to my home, and that leaves me with fewer excuses to not go out and run!


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