Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Exceptonal people: Eye doctor swims 1,500 laps over three days for charity
For three days, eye doctor Quah Boon Long swam till his arms and legs burned.
Yesterday, under the scorching sun, the 54-year-old finally hit his mark, swimming 1,500 laps at Safra's Swim for Hope charity drive.
The three-day event ended yesterday and involved more than 2,000 swimmers doing laps at five Safra clubhouses - Yishun, Mount Faber, Jurong, Toa Payoh and Tampines.
This year, 210,901 laps were swum, raising $155,372 - the most since the event was started in 2011.
The funds raised will be distributed equally to four beneficiaries: Aquatics Heart and Hope, Singapore Disability Sports Council, Rainbow Centre Singapore and Singapore Armed Forces Care Fund.