SINGAPORE - Organised by the National Kidney Foundation, the event held at Ngee Ann City aims to raise awareness of kidney disease in Singapore. Three people are diagnosed with kidney failure every day.
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Here is the full statement from Great Eastern Life:
Great Eastern Life, the most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia, today donated three (3) new kidney dialysis machines, valued at S$60,000, to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) at this afternoon's inaugural NKF Sit-A-Thon, held at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.
A simple presentation ceremony, involving Great Eastern Group CEO, Chris Wei and CEO (Singapore), Dr Khoo Kah Siang, and witnessed by NKF Chairman Mr Koh Poh Tiong, was held at the Sit-A-Thon.
In addition to this, in commemoration of Great Eastern Life's 105th Anniversary this August, 107 Great Eastern Life employees took part in the NKF Sit-A-Thon - one of the largest contingents at the event. The Sit-A-Thon required participants to sit on a stool for four hours, the duration of a kidney dialysis session, with one arm immobilised.
Commented Ms Tan Seck Geok, Great Eastern's Head of Group Corporate Communications, "Great Eastern has a rich 105-year history of corporate social responsibility and is committed to making a positive impact on the community. As a LIFE company, we believe life is truly great when we make someone else's life better. Our donation of three dialysis machines is our simple but heartfelt way of 'giving life' back to those in need. We are also heartenedthat over 105 of our colleagues and distribution representatives participated in the Sit-A-Thon as a strong show of their support for this worthy cause."