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950 participate in resistance band workout in attempt to break record at Relay for Life 2019

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relay for life 2019Close to a thousand people took part in a mass exercise session in the National Stadium in an attempt to break the Singapore record. Photo: Sport Singapore

Close to a thousand people took part in a mass exercise session in the National Stadium yesterday, as part of an attempt to break the Singapore record for the most number of people doing a resistance band workout.

While the record was not broken, this did not stop 950 participants from having a fabulous fitness experience and having fun in the process.

The exercise was led by Active Health fitness advocates, who made sure to cater to a crowd of all ages and abilities.

The event was held in conjunction with the 15-hour long overnight Relay for Life that was organised by the Singapore Cancer Society, in remembrance of those lost to the disease and in celebration of those who have fought back against it.

relay for life 2019Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, taking part in the mass workout. Photo: Sport Singapore

For Mr Collin Ng and his group of six other fitness junkie friends, participating in the relay was not just a bonding activity, but also a show of support for a friend who fought the battle against cancer and emerged stronger than ever.

"Pain and all that is part and parcel of sports but cancer is a different thing altogether. They [who suffer from cancer] have to go for chemo and after that go through the recovery. All this is a long battle for them and what we are doing is really nothing, but we hope that this is a motivation for them, to know that not all is lost and that it can be a victory for them too."

relay for life 2019Participants walking the final three laps of the relay. Photo: Sport Singapore

The annual relay event was concluded with the workout participants, together with Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, walking the final three laps of the relay together. Over one million was raised at the relay, with proceeds going towards funding the programmes and services run by Singapore Cancer Society to minimise cancer and maximise lives.

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