Star Alliance to Host 25th Anniversary Charity Run in Aid of Covid-19 Healthcare Heroes
To cap off its 25th anniversary celebrations, Star Alliance will host a charity run in Singapore on October 9, 2022 in support of healthcare workers responding to Covid-19. Registration is now open online. Participants will not only contribute to a worthy cause, but also stand a chance to win thrilling travel rewards for themselves
The Star Alliance Run will be unique. Unlike other runs which recognise and reward only the fastest participants, here every eligible participant who finishes the run will stand a chance to win exciting travel prizes. These include business class tickets on Star Alliance member airlines, hotel stays and airport lounge access.
Proceeds from the event will be channelled by Community Chest towards supporting front line healthcare workers under The Courage Fund and the Healthcare Humanity Awards to recognise the bravery and dedication of healthcare workers in Singapore. The awards were first given out in 2003 during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak and have continued till today, with recent editions focused on the contributions of healthcare workers contributing to the fight against Covid-19.
Announcing the run, Star Alliance CEO Jeffrey Goh said: “For 25 years, Star Alliance has connected people and cultures across the world. This mission remains the same, even as the world slowly recovers from the pandemic.
“In the past two years, the selfless labour, resilience, and grit of front line healthcare workers has been critical in protecting our communities, helping us live with the virus, and making the safe resumption of travel possible. That’s why we feel a charity run that supports our healthcare heroes is a meaningful way to cap off Star Alliance’s 25th anniversary celebrations. This event will also allow us to give back to the community.”
Speaking on the announcement, Managing Director of Community Chest, Charmaine Leung said: “We thank Star Alliance for recognising the contributions, bravery and personal sacrifices of healthcare workers on the front lines against Covid-19, and for pledging the proceeds of the Star Alliance Run towards The Courage Fund and the Healthcare Humanity Awards. We hope more organisations will be inspired to give back to support the needs in our community and contribute to building a more caring and inclusive society.”
Star Alliance is the world’s first and largest alliance of international airlines. Founded 25 years ago, it includes 26 member airlines and a comprehensive airline network. The alliance has a strong focus on promoting a seamless, improved customer experience, with smooth flight connections, as well as initiatives such as airport co-location, digital infrastructure, frequent flyer integration and joint airport lounges.
Star Alliance has been operating in Singapore since October 2021, when it opened its Centre of Excellence here. It also has another office in Frankfurt, Germany.
Registration for the Star Alliance Run 2022 is now open at www.staralliance.com/en/run. Further details, such as information on the prizes, eligibility to win the prizes and other updates, will also be released at the link above in the coming weeks.