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Match for Life 2019

26/02/2021

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

PUMA

 

 

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

A DONOR FOR EVERY PATIENT