On 14th September 2017, Dr. William Tan will embark on a 500km tour from London to Paris. A grueling challenge even for an able bodied athlete, Dr. William will be hand-cycling across various terrains and through the English Channel over 4 days before completing the course going past the famed Arc de Triomphe and then on to the Eiffel Tower. Dr. Tan will be raising funds once again for NCSM to support our mission to ensure that no Malaysian fears cancer by creating an understanding of cancer that leads to prevention and early detection and also providing the best possible care and support for those affected by cancer.
About the Incredible Dr. William Tan
Dr. William Tan was paralyzed from the waist down since the age of two due to poliomyelitis. In spite of his disability, it drove Dr. William to work harder and conquer the odds in both academia and sports from a very young age. He became a physician and worked at the National Cancer Centre in Singapore as neuroscientist and physician. He was also the pioneer batch of Singapore Paralympians who competed in the 1988 Seoul Paralympics and has completed 7 marathons in 7 continents, including the Arctic and Antarctica, in a wheelchair.
In 2009, at the peak of his life and being the first person in a wheelchair to complete the Antarctica marathon, he was diagnosed with end-stage leukemia and was given only nine to 12 months to live. But after 6 months of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, he is now in remission for 8 years, and he continues to actively serve the community as a physician and continues to race whilst raising funds for charities. In fact this is the second time that Dr. Tan will be fundraising for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, the first time being in 1995 to support the start-up of NCSM’s Children’s Home of Hope.
You can read more about Dr. William Tan at www.drwilliamtan.net
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