How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$200 helps fund an Awareness Talk: Breast Cancer Foundation holds awareness talks to provide a greater understanding of the breast cancer issue.
$50 helps fund a mammogram: BCF Encouragement of Active Mammogram (BEAM) scheme subsidies the cost of mammograms for low-income women.
$30 helps fund the Wig Loan Programme: Cancer treatment can be harsh leading to hair loss. The Wig Loan Programme helps restore self-esteem and rebuild positive self-image.
$20 helps fund programmes for Healing Through The Arts: Activities like dragon boat, yoga and crochet help our members in their short and long-term recovery.
Our Campaign Storyends 18 Jul 2020, 11:59 PM
Circuit breaker. I felt a lump and a pain. Can I get a scan or a mammogram. I texted my oncologist. A mammogram and scan were ordered for me. I refused to look at the monitor when the medical nurse did the scan. I prayed each time she hit the buttons to record something. I have a family history. The inner fear remains the same.
I told myself whatever the outcome, this life comes once and we take what comes and live our life with the best meaning forward.
Sat in the waiting room for an hour. Many of them were waiting for their turns. Cancer has not stopped for the pandemic. We are all equal. The equation, like the c19 virus, has neutralised for everyone regardless of social standing, wealth and priorities.
I sat at a corner and reflect. What if I don't check myself regularly. What if I don't know who to go to. What if I am afraid I don't have enough money to pay for the scan and mammogram. What if the results are positive. All the what-ifs. For the ordinary people like me waiting in fear at the waiting room, for those who are given the cancer news, for those who have to decide their treatments, for those who are there for treatments, for those who are waiting to live out their 5 years remission without a relapse. What if they are poor and don't have money nor insurance. I count my blessing when Doc said I am cleared.
NOW I know why I do what I do. With an even bigger urgency.
Can you feel the CAUSE.
Each day is a day borrowed. How do you want to live that day.
About The Charity
Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) is a social service agency with an IPC status. Our mission is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Set up in 1997, BCF is committed to raising awareness about breast cancer through talks, events and publications that advocate early detection through regular screening, as well as supporting survivors and their families through various befriending and training activities. As one of the few advocacy groups in the world with a Men's Support League that was integrated with Caregiver Support Group in year 2017, BCF aims to encourage greater male participation in society's fight against this affliction.
For more information, visit www.bcf.org.sg or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.