Our Campaign Story

ends 10 Mar 2019, 11:59 PM

I'm Darina Huang, an 8th grader at Singapore American School. I began running at age 6 in Princeton, New Jersey. My first official 5K at age 8 was Run For Dad, to increase awareness and support research on prostate cancer. From Princeton to Shanghai, then to Singapore, I have been running all the way competitively in and out of school over 5 years. It is so exciting that in 6 weeks, I will become the youngest qualifier for the Run for Hope 10K at age 13! I am eagerly looking forward to fundraising for my first 10K to support a similar cancer research cause.

Running has taught me perseverance, determination and a positive attitude, which are critical in the fight against cancer. Living an active lifestyle, continuing to exercise and having a positive mindset would definitely help stay healthy. Although certain types of cancer are curable, cancer is still a formidable disease that continues to call for more funding to support long-term and arduous research.

Please support me while I train to run my first 10K by donating a small amount of money! Raising money to support this cause is extremely important. Appreciate your generosity and encouragement -- every small donation and positive comment counts! Let's all face the challenge of cancer together, starting from every mile!

About Campaign

Between 2011 to 2015, more than 64,300 Singaporeans were diagnosed with cancer, out of which 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women. The statistic is alarming and cancer incidences will continue to rise by 5% year-on-year as reported by the Singapore Cancer Registry. With so many in our community being affected by cancer, there is an urgent need to find a cure for this disease.
Support from each of you is vital to helping National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) make advancements in cancer research.

NCCS and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore will partner once again to host Run for Hope, an annual mega run for cancer awareness and research. We hope to have our loyal supporters and runners join us once again at this event to send a unified message that cancer cannot be beaten alone, it needs a community! Net proceeds raised from this event will be directed towards cancer research at NCCS whose doctors and researchers are working hard to find a cure.

If your are unable to participate in Run for Hope but would like to support cancer research, we invite you to make a gift through Giving.sg today! Every dollar will help NCCS move one step closer to winning the war against cancer.

About The Charity

Established in 2005, the NCC Research Fund supports innovative research to find the breakthroughs that will change how we understand, diagnose, treat and ultimately cure cancer.

With cancer research and care under one roof at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, the knowledge gained from patient-centric research fuels advancement in clinical care, which in turn provides knowledge that drives research. We firmly believe that today's research will pave the way for tomorrow's cure for cancer.

Please note that in the event that the donations made for a specific purpose/project:
(i) Are less than the minimum $10,000 to support an existing project OR
(ii) Has no new applicable project after a 2-year waiting period, the NCC Research Fund Board of Trustees reserves the right to channel these donations to the Fund's general pool in support of other worthy research projects.

Please note that donations must be made before 15 December for processing and be included in time for tax assessment in the same year.