NKF 30 Hour Override Kidney Disease

NKF 30 Hour Override Kidney Disease

10am - 4pm
  • start date 10 Dec 2016
  • end date 11 Dec 2016
  • venue Velocity @ Novena Square – Outdoor Court

“NKF 30 Hour Override Kidney Disease” was the first-of-its-kind overnight stationary cycling event organised by NKF, as part of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts in education and prevention of kidney disease. This event aimed to encourage the community to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle through regular exercise to prevent diabetes and hypertension, which are the leading causes of kidney failure.

While cycling on their stationary bicycles, participants were also treated to a variety of fun activities such as band performances, spinning sessions by professional instructors, interactive sessions with One FM DJs, live DJ set and even a midnight movie screening.

The event held at the outdoor court of Velocity@Novena Square was a ground of bustling activity and movement for a solid 30 hours from 10 and 11 December 2016. Close to 800 participants, including members of the public, cycling enthusiasts and volunteers from all walks of life, gathered at the court to cycle for a good cause. Together, they cycled an impressive distance of more than 20,000 kilometres on their stationary bicycles and raised a total of $100,000 for the needy kidney patients of NKF.

All the funds raised during the event will go towards subsidising the transport fares of the needy kidney patients, who have to make more than 300 tripsa each year to and from the dialysis centres for their treatment sessions.

More than 100 volunteers from Federal Express (Singapore) Pte Ltd supported the NKF 30 Hour Override Kidney Disease event.

More than 100 volunteers from Federal Express (Singapore) Pte Ltd supported the NKF 30 Hour Override Kidney Disease event.

Participants enjoying an exciting exercise experience at the NKF 30 Hour Override Kidney Disease cycling event.

Participants enjoying an exciting exercise experience at the NKF 30 Hour Override Kidney Disease cycling event.

Participants cycling to the beats of live DJ music after the sun sets.

Participants cycling to the beats of live DJ music after the sun sets.

Participants were treated to band performances while cycling.

Participants were treated to band performances while cycling.

The event came to a successful end with a total of $100,000 raised.

The event came to a successful end with a total of $100,000 raised.

This event is sponsored byoverride-kidney-disease-main-sponsors