No One Should Fight Cancer Alone
About Campaignends 31 Dec 2015, 12 AM
After being diagnosed with throat cancer 10 years ago, Mr Tee underwent surgery but lost his ability to speak and grew to rely on writing or using a voice synthesiser to express himself. Communication was frustrating and difficult.
The hefty medical fees depleted his savings. He had to sell off his home to pay the bills and moved into a rented flat subsidised by the government. At this point, a social worker referred him to the SCS which assisted him by providing welfare aid. This aid enabled him to not only survive but to thrive.
Embracing a positive attitude, he says, “Cancer is a mere word. As long as I am alive, there is always hope. One needs to be courageous, be strong to accept treatment, and to maintain a positive mindset.”
Mr Tee is among the thousands of cancer patients that SCS has helped over the past 50 years. At SCS, we believe that no one should fight cancer alone. Your donation will help fund our many programmes and services to Minimise Cancer and Maximise Life.
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. VISION 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. MISSION 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. IMPACT STATEMENT 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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