How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Provides a patient with 1 week's supply of ostomy bags, which need to be replaced every 2 to 3 days.
Provides a patient with 2 weeks' supply of adult diapers.
Provides a patient who cannot consume solid food with 2 weeks' supply of milk.
Equivalent to the average costs of a 1-Day Surgery at the hospital (subsidised rate) for uncomplicated breast cancer.
Our Campaign Storyends 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
Established in 1964, Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is a self-funded voluntary welfare organisation which provides patient care services to needy cancer patients through its welfare, hospice home care, cancer treatment subsidy and rehabilitation support programmes. In addition, the Society also provides free cancer screening services and promotes cancer awareness and prevention through its public education and community outreach programmes.
For the past 56 years, SCS has extended support to over a hundred thousand beneficiaries through various services and programmes. The impactful programmes continue to contribute in SCS' four key strategic thrusts:
- To reduce the incidence of cancer
- To increase survival rates
- To improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors
- To rally the community to take proactive action and join the fight against cancer