Match for Life 2019


For patients who need a marrow transplant, every day is a hopeful battle to find a match for a second chance in life. This was the message that we wanted to put forth to the public through our very first flagship event – Match for Life: A Donor for Every Patient.

As part of efforts to heighten awareness on blood diseases and the importance of signing up as a marrow donor, we co-organised a full-day football tournament with Home United Football Club at Our Tampines Hub on 12th October 2019!

35 teams across 4 categories took part in the football tournament, with one of the teams signing up to support a colleague who is in recovery after receiving a marrow transplant from a donor through us. It was really heartening to see how people from all walks of life coming together for a cause greater than themselves.

Members of the public were seen bustling around in excitement on the side-line where our roadshow was set up, along with game booths organised by a team of Singapore Polytechnic students from the Integrated Events and Project Management course. Over 100 marrow donor sign-ups were received, with more than 1,000 carnival-goers taking part in the informative games.

Gracing the event was Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development, Ms Sun Xue Ling, who witnessed us setting a mark in the Singapore Book of Records for the “Most Number of People Tossing Soccer Balls Together” by 200 record-breakers. This action represents how a donor passes on hope to a patient by being a match for a transplant.

Putting together an event that attracted more than 5,000 participants was no mean feat, but thanks to all our volunteers, sponsors and partners, we did it!

Event Partners and Sponsors


Co-Organised By

Bone Marrow Donor Programme


Home United Football Club

Supported By

Singapore Polytechnic

Sanctioned By

Football Association Singapore

Official Venue

Our Tampines Hub

Official Apparel




Media Sponsor

Target Media Culcreative Pte Ltd

VIP Reception Sponsor

Ontime Onboard Courier GmbH

Refreshment Sponsors

Nestle Singapore (Pte) Ltd


Field Catering & Supplies Pte Ltd



Corporate Team Sponsors

Bell Auto Pte Ltd


Certis CISCO Security Pte Ltd


Credit Suisse AG


Eversheds Harry Elias LLP


Ernst & Young Solutions LLP


PwC Singapore


RSM Chio Lim LLP


Singapore Pools (Private) Limited


Singapore Airlines 



Contributing Sponsors

An Nam Media


Escape Hunt Singapore


Masters Football Asia Pte Ltd


Royal T Group Pte Ltd 


Shotech Press Pte Ltd


The Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Stamford


VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer