Walk to Care  徒步千里 踏出關愛

What makes one person want to journey 1,000 kilometres on foot?

Mr Sin Shui Fuk says he is doing this in order to encourage men to show more love and care towards their partners when they are struggling with illness.

Most people will know Mr Sin as one of the first local Hongkonger to have completed the four Deserts Race Series – four 250-kilometre races across deserts around the world. However, Mr Sin has once suffered from Hepatitis B and during his illness, he noticed that whilst women would devote a lot of love and care towards their other halves, women received much less attention when they were sick, as he saw while caring for his wife when she was hospitalised. Mr Sin thinks that women and men should not only have equal opportunities in society, but there should be reciprocity in terms of the expression and sharing of love and care, especially during times of illness.

By walking 1,000 kilometres, Mr Sin aims to raise funds for Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, to support research on ways to optimise well-being for cancer patients; and also in response to the United Nations HeForShe campaign to spread the gender balance message. His mission is to complete the 1,000 kilometres in a series of races taking place in Hong Kong, France, Namibia and Sri Lanka in one year’s time.

At the end of November 2015, Mr. Sin prepared for the quest by completing a challenging 88-kilometre training race in Hong Kong. We hope you will show your support to his cause and follow his progress!

為甚麼要走一千公里?

人稱「冼SIR」或水福老師的冼水福先生,希望能以此喚醒男士對患病伴侶的關懷。

在一般人心目中,冼SIR是鐵人;這位退休水警,是中國香港第一位走完極地長征四個沙漠回合的本地跑手。不過,老師也曾患過乙型肝炎。當他患病時,他體會到女性對病榻中的另一半照顧得無微不至,可是當太太患病,自己變成照顧者的角色在醫院觀察,卻發現很多女性病患者得不到伴侶相同的關懷和照顧。冼SIR說,今時今日,男女除了社會上機會要平等,在愛的施與受方面也應得到平等的對待,尤其是在面對病魔的時候。

冼SIR希望用一年時間於香港、法國、納米比亞及斯里蘭卡合共走一千公里,為香港大學李嘉誠醫學院籌款,資助學院的癌症復康以及提升癌症患者生活質素的研究;同時,冼SIR也藉此嚮應聯合國「他為她」(HeForShe)運動,把性別平等及相顧相惜的訊息拉濶並推廣。

冼SIR目前正積極準備,並剛於2015年11月下旬完成了一場八十八公里的比賽,為千里之行提前暖身。希望你們支持老師,並身體力行,關懷你的另一半!