Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Sep 2017, 11:59 PM

On 14th September 2017, Dr. William Tan will embark on a 500km journey from London to Paris. He is doing this to raise funds for charities in UK, Singapore and Malaysia in support of cancer research and cancer care. A grueling challenge even for an able bodied athlete, Dr. William will be hand-cycling across various terrains and through the English Channel over 4 days before completing the course going past the famed Arc de Triomphe and then on to the Eiffel Tower for the finish line.

London Speaker Bureau is proud to sponsor and support Dr. William Tan for this meaningful and challenging event.

Dr. William Tan was paralysed from the waist down since the age of two due to poliomyelitis. Instead of being hampered by his disability, it drove Dr. William to work harder and conquered the odds in both academia and sports from a very young age. He graduated to become a physician, one of his childhood dreams, and worked at the National Cancer Centre in Singapore as neuroscientist and physician. He was also the pioneer batch of Singapore Paralympians who competed in the 1988 Seoul Paralympics. He has also completed 7 marathons in 7 continents, including the Arctic and Antarctica, in wheelchair.

You can read more about Dr. William Tan at www.drwilliamtan.net

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About The Charity

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.


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