Go the Distance for Palliative Care this WHPCD 2022!

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The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network believes in the importance of ensuring equitable access to palliative care in the region. For World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) 2022, we are hosting the ‘Go the Distance for Palliative Care’ event as part of our efforts to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world!

This year, the WHPCD theme is ‘Healing Hearts and Communities.’

Grief and loss have always been part of life experienced by everyone at some point in our lifetime. People usually hold on to the memories of their loved ones and especially the good times they shared together. Life does go on but sometimes the void left in our hearts can leave us completely empty.

Palliative care is a holistic approach aimed at optimising the quality of life.  Sometimes people may identify palliative care with only people living with life-limiting conditions. This is only part of the story. We focus on the spiritual, emotional, and psychological well-being of grieving families as part of palliative care. That is why this year we choose to focus on healing the hearts and communities of those who have lost their loved ones but need help to move forward in life, despite the irreplaceable loss of someone they cared for deeply.

This October, we are challenging you to Go the Distance for Palliative Care! You can run, walk, hike, cycle, etc.; the possibilities are endless!

How It Works

1. Start your campaign

Head to our event page on Give Asia and create an account. You can join as an individual/team and choose any activity such as running, walking, hiking, cycling, etc. you wish to complete in the month of October! Share it in your campaign title e.g. Tom is Cycling for Palliative Care!

2. Pledge your goal

Choose your distance and fundraising goal to accomplish (e.g. 1,000km for $5,000) in October. Track your distance covered and share your progress on your campaign page.

3. Share your challenge

Start sharing your challenge with your friends and family! Encourage them to donate to your campaign or even start their own fundraiser! No effort or contribution is too small.

This event will receive dollar-for-dollar matching funds from the Tote Board (toteboard.gov.sg/grants/fund-raising-programme) which means for every dollar you donate, you will have TWICE the impact!


Challenge Period: 1-31 October 2022, 23:59 SGT (Participants are to complete their pledged distance during the month of October)
Fundraising Period: 1 Aug-31 Dec 2022, 23:59 SGT (The campaign will run from August to December- donations will be accepted during this period)


  • Upon reaching the minimum fundraising amount of SGD 500, participants will receive a goodie bag worth SGD 60*
  • Upon reaching any fundraising amount, participants will receive a fundraiser e-certificate of participation
  • Upon completing the pledged distance, participants will receive a finisher e-certificate

*Recipients of the goodie bag will be contacted 1 month after the end of the campaign period

Top Fundraiser Prize

The individual or team that raises the highest funds during the campaign period (1 Aug-31 Dec 2022, 23:59 SGT) will win a HP Printer*!

**The winner of Top Fundraiser will be contacted 1 month after the end of the campaign period.


Disclaimer: Goodie bag recipients and the Top Fundraiser winner will be required to head down to our office to collect the items. If you are an overseas participant and are eligible for the above-mentioned items, you will be required to pay the shipping fee if you wish for us to ship you your items.

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