May – October 2013
This year, doctors from the Department of Paediatrics, National University Hospital, will be providing advice to parents and teachers on how to manage acute allergic reactions in school, the link between asthma and sports, and the impact of eczema and allergic rhinitis in children.
Registration is free and the first 150 participants to register will get a free goodie bag! Limited seats are available and registration closes 21 May 2013. Refreshments will be provided after the symposium.
For registration and enquiries, email email@example.com or call 6772 5740/ 6772 5566/ 6772 5465.
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Foundation (LLF) is organising its 2nd Annual Walkathon on 26 May 2013, Sunday, at Singapore Zoo from 8AM to 10AM. The event aims to create public awareness towards blood cancer diseases and raise funds for the Foundation. The Foundation provides financial assistance to needy patients towards procurement of bone marrow and cord blood, transplant costs and other treatment costs that include chemotherapy and drugs.
The cost of cancer care is particularly high for survivors who require expensive long-term care, including rehabilitation or long stays in a hospital. The Foundation has given away $6.5 million dollars till date towards financial assistance.
Participation fees are at $30 per adult and $22 per child (three to 12 years old). People of all ages are welcome to join the Walkathon. For more information/registration, visit www.llfwalkathon.com.
Joan Ong, Josaline Seah and Goh Teng Yin – have initiated the Rise & Shine movement to provide parents and educators a platform to learn, share and identify holistic approaches in raising healthier and happier children.
The movement was officially launched on 3 March by Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Manpower, at the The Lawn@Marina Bay. The Rise & Shine Carnival kick started the movement, which will be followed by an outreach programme to parents, caregivers and kids at public libraries and preschools. The culmination of the movement’s efforts is the Rise & Shine Expo in September 2013, which is the only and largest children’s healthcare and development expo in Singapore.
The Rise & Shine Carnival was jointly organised by four students from the Nanyang Technological University who independently spearheaded the Rise & Shine Breakfast Campaign that seeks to champion healthy breakfast for kids.
For more information, please go to www.riseandshine-expo.com.
The inaugural exposition, Sports & Fitness Asia 2013 is scheduled to take its place in Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-12 October 2013. The 3 day show is expected to draw over 200 international exhibitors from 14 countries and attract over 8000 trade visitors to the show floor.
The exposition will showcase the latest and innovative gym equipment, sports and fitness equipment, sports apparel & sports-wear, sports medicine & nutrition products and much more. To heighten visitors’ experience on the floor, there will be special features such as pilates, yoga, bokwa and cardio training sessions that visitors can try out. A series of seminars and conferences will be organised concurrently, with topics that include “Mind Over Matter”; “Obesity Program”; “Fitness for the Golden Age”, “Professional Coach Training & Development”; “Sports, Fitness and Nutrition” and and many more.
Sports is a fast moving and very competitive marketplace specially in the South East Asia marketplace. For those who have not considered this part of the world, there are abundant business opportunities to be discovered. For those who have set up business, it is time to stay engaged with the industry, expand your business portfolio and network with regional movers and shakers!