800KM Solo Expedition Across Mongolia By Foot
by Scott Tay
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Aug 2017, 12 AM
I will be embarking on a solo expedition by foot in Mongolia this coming July 2017 for a total of 30 days, covering a distance of up to 800Kilometres. I will begin my journey from the capital Ulaanbaatar and head down south towards my final destination, the Great Gobi Desert, where the temperature will likely be around 40 degrees celsius or more.
I am doing this expedition to raise funds so that the cancer patients are able to receive assistance in the form of financial aid and medical supplies to pay for the cost of their cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, hospitalisation, and medication, in order to help them tide over the difficult periods that they are facing in their lives.
Equally important, this expedition serves to encourage the cancer patients to keep fighting and moving forward with positivity every single day and not giving up hope.
This expedition is going to be really challenging because of all the uncertainties that i will be facing while i am out there in the wilderness. However, i know that as daunting as this may seem, it can never be as tough as what the cancer patients are going through their daily lives battling these diseases all by themselves.
So i hope that this expedition will be able to provide these cancer patients the support, encouragement, as well as financial aid to continue living each day to the fullest, knowing that there will always be people out there who is more than happy to walk this road beside them. Thank you.
The Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) was established in 1964 by individuals from the Rotary Club of Singapore West, the Lions Club and Jaycees, and was inaugurated by the then Minster of Health, Mr Yong Nyuk Lin.
Registered as a society in 1984 and accorded IPC (Institution of a Public Character) status as a charity in 1995 by the Ministry of Health, the Society is also a member of the National Council of Social Service and the Singapore Hospice Council. SCS celebrated 50 years of service in 2014. Being self-funded, the Society is heavily dependent on public donations to provide quality services to cancer patients, their families, and members of the public.
To be the leading charitable cancer organisation in Singapore and the region, with a reputation for effective programmes for the prevention and control of cancer.
Singapore Cancer Society is a community-based voluntary welfare organisation dedicated to maximising life by minimising the impact of cancer through research and advocacy, public education, screening, financial assistance, patient services and support, and rehabilitation.
To be the first port of call for the entire cancer journey for all cancer patients in Singapore, especially those who are financially disadvantaged.