Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Jun 2018, 11:59 PM

In 2014, my mum was diagnosed with Stage 3 Nose Cancer. Despite her small frame, she has put up a strong fight against the disease. She eventually passed on in Jan 2018, but her spirit never dies! Myself as a caregiver, I understand and have seen the pain and tiring experience of chemotherapy sessions and I know the queing and waiting is terrible.
There are more patients each day, and that number is growing.
There are limited number of nurses at each station.
There are limited number of beds/machines/chairs.
There are overwhelmingly a lot of drugs needed.

Do you know a large part of the time spent is because of the waiting, each session lasts for a couple of hours but due to the facilities constraints it could easily take up a full day ?
Many of these patients needs to do chemo at least once a week, some 3 times and more!
Worse still, in each visit patients have to face dozens of times of needle poking and blood taking.
Of course, I have not even mentioned the side effects of the condition eg. hair loss, weight loss, appetite loss etc.


So Join me as I run (a full marathon) to raise funds to alleviate this issue, or support them as they fight against cancer!
Thank you in advance for the kind support!


*Disclaimer: Funds raised will go to SCS directly.

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.

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.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Families
Health
Social Service