Our Campaign Story

ends 17 Feb 2017, 11:59 PM

On April 20, 1980, Terrance "Terry" Stanley Fox embarked on a cross-country run of Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research. With one leg amputated, Terry ran a total of 5373 km over a course of 143 days. When Terry Fox passed away partway through his run, he left behind a lasting, worldwide legacy. Today, children all over Canada and the rest of the world take part in annual walks and runs to carry Terry's legacy and continue to raise awareness and funds to help with the fight against cancer.

Students from the Canadian International School will soon be walking and running for up to 40 minutes in our annual Terry Fox Run. Our awareness campaign includes raising funds to support the Singapore Cancer Society. Students are asked to seek pledges from family and friends, both locally and abroad, and to begin collecting these today. You can show your financial support to the Singapore Cancer Society by donating online now!

About The Charity

Established in 1964, Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is a self-funded voluntary welfare organisation which provides patient care services to needy cancer patients through its welfare, hospice home care, cancer treatment subsidy and rehabilitation support programmes. In addition, the Society also provides free cancer screening services and promotes cancer awareness and prevention through its public education and community outreach programmes.

For the past 56 years, SCS has extended support to over a hundred thousand beneficiaries through various services and programmes. The impactful programmes continue to contribute in SCS' four key strategic thrusts:

- To reduce the incidence of cancer
- To increase survival rates
- To improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors
- To rally the community to take proactive action and join the fight against cancer

To learn more about SCS, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N1hGIwSA34&t=3s


Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.