Dear Supporters of APSN Walkathon 2015,
The event will proceed on this Saturday 19 Sept 2015 from 1800hrs onwards despite the haze situation. Base on the current (Pollutant Standards Index) PSI level, there are no plans to amend the event. Knowing that the haze situation is highly changeable, the event organizer will be monitoring the 24 hour and 3 hour PSI readings on the day of the event.
In the event that it reaches an unhealthy level of PSI >200 < 300 at 3pm on 19th Sept 2015, the Walkathon will be cancelled but the carnival will proceed on. And In the event that the haze reaches above 300, we will cancel ALL the events.
*Tickets purchased are non-refundable in the event of the cancellation of the Walkathon. Participants with a valid ticket can redeem the goodie bag at APSN Centre for Adults. Members of public can collect their goodie bags from APSN CFA anytime from 21 September to 31 October (weekdays) from 830am to 5pm.
Below are the channels that the event will be publicized due to any cancellation
a.) APSN website /Facebook updates announcing the cancellation of the event
b.) Engage UFM100.3, Walkathon Official Radio Station to announce to their listeners
c.) Station ushers at Sports Hub for those who arrive not knowing of event cancellation
d.) Displaying signage at SportsHub of the cancellation
e.) SportsHub will assist in announcing through their usual channels- website, Facebook, email system
f.) Periodic announcement on stage at the APSN carnival site
The event committee would encourage all to support the event by bringing their own mask for the walk. The committee will also make N95 masks and surgical mask available for sale throughout the event at a cost.
Let’s hope the haze situation gets better and see you at the Walkathon.
APSN Walkathon 2015
The Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is organizing the first ever APSN Walkathon 2015 on 19th September 2015 (Saturday) at the Singapore Sports Hub. Minister Tan Chuan Jin (Minister for Social and Family Development) will be the Guest-of–Honour for this momentous event.We ambitiously aim to set a new Guinness World Record by having the largest number of people carrying lanterns made by our beneficiaries with mild intellectual disability. This is first ever done in SINGAPORE and the WORLD! This event is also in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn festival.
The 1.4km walk will commence at 6.30pm. Our aim is to involve 10,000 participants for this event. Interested participant will pay $30 for a goodie bag with $10 worth of coupons for the carnival commencing after the walk. Our hope is to raise funds for the vocational training and operations of APSN Centre for Adults.
The carnival will boast 30 stalls ranging from food, games and sale of merchandises. The concert will be hosted by Jasper (Actor from Ah Boys to Men) and there will be performances by APSN students, local artistes, live band performances and many others.
Tickets are now open for sale at all APSN Schools and Centre For Adults, Singapore Post outlets and SportsHub Tix website.
To know more, visit https://www.facebook.com/APSN.Walkathon2015.
Official closing time of the carnival is at 10pm.