APSN Walkathon 2015
It was a momentous day for the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). With a massive turn-up of close to 10,000, streams of participants with lanterns in their hands completed the 1.6km walk in the name of supporting and increasing awareness for the APSN cause.
Due to the haze, which affected the expected turnout, APSN did not manage to break the previous record for the Largest Lantern Parade set by Land Transport Authority (LTA) in 2008. However the turnout was still encouraging with many coming with family and friends to make this event a joyous occasion.
The carnival boasted 30 stalls ranging from food, games and sale of merchandises. The concert was hosted by Jasper (Actor from Ah Boys to Men) with performances by APSN students, local artistes, live band performances and more.
“The event’s success would not have been possible without the support of all our volunteers and partners. We hope the event has helped increase awareness on the needs of persons with mild intellectual disability to the public,” said Mr Chan Chee Keong, President of APSN.
Minister Tan Chuan Jin flagged off the event and walked the route with fellow participants. Upon completion of the walk, he visited the Carnival and mingled with the crowd. From young to old, everyone enjoyed their day filled with good acts of kindness and celebrated the mid-autumn festival with their loved ones at the same time. All funds raised will be utilised to manage operations of APSN.