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#YOLO2020: A journey in support of mental health awareness

#YOLO2020 is an 18-month fundraising campaign aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues and encouraging individuals and organisations to make a difference in the lives of others. Launched on 28 November 2018, the project will culminate in May 2020 with an attempt to summit Mount Everest. The initiative is the brainchild of Mr Yeo Siak Ling, Mr Uantchern Loh and Mr Chew Sutat, who aim to inspire ordinary people in Singapore to take extraordinary steps in their lives. The idea of #YOLO2020 is simple: it calls on people and organisations in Singapore to pledge to benefit someone else and to make a change. Setting an example, climbers Yeo Siak Ling and Uantchern Loh have pledged to scale Mount Everest to raise funds for charities in the mental health sector. As part of the campaign, they will progressively summit various other peaks, including Mount Kinabalu in November 2018, Dhampus Peak in January 2019 and Peak Lenin in July 2019.

From left to right: Yeo Siak Ling, Uantchern Loh, Chew Sutat

Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) is proud to be the main beneficiary of #YOLO2020. The undulating mountain slopes that the #YOLO2020 representatives will take on are a fitting acknowledgement of the highs and lows of the journeys that our caregivers face daily. Pledges can be made under #YOLO2020, and will be published on the campaign website if approved. Make your pledge here:

Support the #YOLO2020 initiative today! To take part, you may:

1. Pledge to donate to one of #YOLO2020’s beneficiary organisations

2. Pledge to do something for the benefit of those with mental health issues

3. Pledge any other action to support this movement!

As part of the campaign, Chew Sutat, Board Chairman of CAL, will pledge to trek to Everest Base Camp in April 2020, together with others from representing organisations.

In launching the project, the three #YOLO2020 representatives had this to say:

We can all make a difference in someone else’s lives. Start small. Take the first step.” Chew Sutat It’s the journey that matters.” Uantchern Loh It’s possible to still start something afresh, including to pursue dreams, even at mid-40. One Day or Day One? You decide.” Yeo Siak Ling

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