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ends 30 Oct 2018, 11:59 PM

The annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Singapore will take place during on Saturday November 17, 2018. The event is organized by The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore in partnership with National Cancer Center Singapore (NCCS) as a charity fund-raising event with the ultimate goal of raising awareness and funding cancer care and survivor hardships

About Campaign

The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) is delighted to partner the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore to hold the NCCS Row For Hope Boat Races on 17 November 2018 to raise awareness and funds to benefit cancer care and survivorship of those affected by cancer.

The Boat Race is a set of annual rowing races between the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club, rowed on the River Thames in London, England. Following this long-held tradition, the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore held its third boat race at the Marina Bay in March last year (the first was held in 1997). This year, they have chosen to partner with NCCS once again as a show of their support for the fight against cancer.

Cancer is still the No. 1 killer in Singapore, accounting for 30% of all deaths in 2014. This is 5 times more than deaths caused by accidents, violence and poisoning put together. Last year, NCCS attended to more than 135,000 patient-visits and treated close to 70% of cancer cases in the public sector. The cost of cancer treatment has also increased significantly.

We are raising funds through this event in aid of patient care programmes to improve the quality of life of cancer patients in hope that less will suffer from this terrible disease. From this event, we hope to raise $80,000. Join us in supporting this meaningful cause!

About The Charity

Someone in Singapore is diagnosed with cancer every hour. For many, a cancer diagnosis is an emotional and difficult time. The NCCS Cancer Fund helps support cancer patients in need.

NCCS helps over 26,000 cancer patients each year.

From the moment they are diagnosed and throughout their treatment we are with them, providing the very best care, by the best people, in the best place.

Donate today and help us give hope to people with cancer.

All donations received are managed by SingHealth Fund (SHF), an institution of Public Character (UEN 201624016E).
All donors are required to provide their Tax Reference number (e.g. NRIC/FIN/UEN where applicable) to enjoy tax deduction. The donation will be automatically included in the donor's IRAS tax assessment. As such, we will not be sending any official receipt, unless upon written request by the donor.

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