Biz Alumni 17 January 2020

10 years of running, 10 years of giving

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School’s annual flagship event, NUS Bizad Charity Run (BCR) 2020, kick-started the new year with more than 1,300 participants getting active for a good cause. The run was graced by President Halimah Yacob, who is also NUS Chancellor and an alumna of the University.

President Halimah Yacob (2nd from left) flagging off the 5km run race.

2020 marks a significant year for both NUS, as well as the NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA). BCR, which is in its 10th edition, was the launch event for NUS115, as the University celebrates its 115th anniversary this year. NUSBSA celebrates 20 years of uniting alumni and creating opportunities for both students and alumni.

Student Project Director Mr Darren Tan said, “As part of the preparation for the NUS Bizad Charity Run 2020, my team and I had the opportunity to volunteer at TOUCH Community Services – Elderly Care. Seeing the joy in the seniors made our work much more meaningful. It is an honour to work alongside my teammates to organise such an important event that allows undergraduates such as myself to contribute back to society.”

The 10th edition of the NUS Bizad Charity Run marks the start of celebration for NUS’ 115th anniversary and also NUSBSA’s 20th anniversary. (From left) BCR2020 Student Project Director Mr Darren Tan, Founding President of NUSBSA Mr Yeo Keng Joon, NUS President Prof Tan Eng Chye, President Halimah Yacob, NUS Business School Dean Prof Andrew Rose and BCR2020 Chairman Mr Chua Hung Meng. 

This year’s event raised a record sum of over S$400,000 for multiple beneficiaries, including the NUSBSA Bursary Fund, NUS Business Student Support Fund and TOUCH Community Services – Elderly Care. TOUCH will receive S$30,000 to support programmes and services for the less privileged elderly in Singapore.

The run raised a record S$400,000 for beneficiaries this year. (From left) BCR 2020 Chairman Mr Chua Hung Meng, President Halimah, NUS Business School Dean Prof Andrew Rose and NUS President Prof Tan Eng Chye presenting the cheque for the NUSBSA Bursary Fund.