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SHF 20th Charity Cup Golf Tournament

Heart Heroes For A Heart Healthy Nation


The Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF) Charity Cup Golf Tournament returns on 23rd July at the Tanah Merah Country Club’s Garden Course for its 20th edition. Heart Heroes is this year’s theme, and Foundation aims to celebrate the strong supporters, partners and donors who continue to help pave the way towards a heart healthier nation.

Studies have found that walking 18 holes is almost equivalent to brisk walking in terms of intensity. Since an average round may see a golfer walk close to 6km and burn 800 to 900 calories, playing two walking rounds per week is a good way to meet the recommende­d 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise for the same time frame. As such, SHF has been organising the charity golf event annually since 2002 to encourage our donors to stay heart healthy, as well as to create networking opportunit­ies.

As Dr Leslie Lam, the organising chairman for the Foundation’s first ever tournament puts it, “We hope to establish this event as the Charity Golf with a Heart - pitching in to help cardiac patients on their way to recovery”.

We would like to thank all for your generous and undying support during this time of uncertaint­y in facing COVID-19. SHF hopes you can continue to stay active and have a good sweat. Remember, exercise coupled with healthy diet and ample rest will help you build immunity to fight against diseases!”

The event aims to raise $300,000, which will go into sustaining its programmes to promote heart health and to prevent and reduce disability and death due to cardiovasc­ular disease and stroke.

Through its Heart Support Fund, the Foundation helps needy cardiac patients to defray the cost of heart surgery and with emergency relief assistance when their heart condition prevents them from earning a living.

SHF also provides cardiac rehabilita­tion through its three Heart Wellness Centres at a heavily subsidised rate of almost 90%. It also reaches out to communitie­s, schools and corporatio­ns to educate, empower and encourage Singaporea­ns to take better care of their hearts. One of its aims is to improve the out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survival rate, by creating an environmen­t for more effective use of cardiopulm­onary resuscitat­ion (CPR) and automated external defibrilla­tors (AED).

For more informatio­n, visit https://­ment-2021/ or email SHF-FR@

The event will be subject to prevailing COVID-19 regulation­s and safe management measures as set out by the Singapore government, the Singapore Golf Associatio­n and the venue host.

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