Charity walk-and-cycle event raises over $420,000 for multiple myeloma research

 Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan (centre) pictured some participants at the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. Participants comprised of members of the public, patients, doctors and their c
 Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan (centre) pictured some participants at the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. Participants comprised of members of the public, patients, doctors and their caregivers. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
 Participants take part in the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. Participants comprised of members of the public, patients, doctors and their caregivers. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 
 Participants take part in the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. Participants comprised of members of the public, patients, doctors and their caregivers. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 
 A woman wearing a t-shirt reading "I am a Myeloma Survivor" takes part in the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. Participants comprised of members of the public, patients, doctors and their caregivers. --
 A woman wearing a t-shirt reading "I am a Myeloma Survivor" takes part in the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. Participants comprised of members of the public, patients, doctors and their caregivers. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 
 Participants take part in the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. Participants comprised of members of the public, patients, doctors and their caregivers. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 
 Participants take part in the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. Participants comprised of members of the public, patients, doctors and their caregivers. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 
Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan (centre) poses with participants at the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 
Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan (centre) poses with participants at the Myeloma Charity Walk and Cycle held at Gardens By The Bay on 16 May, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 

SINGAPORE - A charity walk-and-cycle event to raise awareness of multiple myeloma, a rare type of blood cancer, was held at the Gardens by the Bay on Saturday morning.

Some 50 cyclists and 170 walkers took part in the event, which was flagged off by Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan.

More than $420,000 has been raised so far and all proceeds will go to furthering research at the National University Cancer Institute.

The charity event was organised by retiree Chan Li Leng, 60, a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma eight years ago.