Our Campaign Storyends 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!
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.