Our Campaign Story

ends 28 Jul 2017, 11:59 PM

I personally know 2 close family members who were afflicted by cancer.

My aunt died of colorectal cancer at a relatively young age, leaving behind 3 boys and her husband. At the time of her death, the youngest son was still in primary school while the other two were teenagers. My uncle travelled frequently for his work, and in the absence of the parents, the eldest son took upon himself to be the disciplinarian of the other 2 boys. The 3 boys grew up to be well balanced adults but cancer had put the family through lots of pain and trauma.

My wife's mother passed away from colon cancer. The cancer was not picked up early and she passed away in her fifties, when my wife was 18 years old. My wife spoke about her helplessness in seeing her mother suffer in pain as her health deteriorated.

Cancer continues to be the #1 killer in Singapore and around the world. None of us knows for sure if or when we may get it. We do know that when it strikes, it leaves behind stories of pain and suffering.

We should aspire towards better cancer prevention and treatment. The Singapore Cancer Society works towards that goal. I will be running 10km on 30 July to raise funds for the Singapore Cancer Society's mission and initiatives. Please contribute generously.

About Campaign

Featured here in this campaign are the CEOs participating in Singtel - Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer 2017. They believe that everyone can make a difference and help to raise funds for our needy community,

To learn more about the CEO you are supporting, click on their fundraising profile page to read their stories, and be inspired. Each of them have a unique story about why they run, and who they run for.

About The Charity

Established in 1964, Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is a self-funded voluntary welfare organisation which is dedicated to minimising the impact of cancer in Singapore through the provision of cancer treatment subsidies, financial and welfare aid to needy cancer patients, home hospice care services for terminally-ill cancer patients, as well as rehabilitation support programmes for recovering cancer patients and cancer survivors . In addition, the Society also provides free cancer screening services and promotes cancer awareness and prevention through its public education and community outreach programmes. Annually, the SCS helps more than 1,000 needy cancer patients and reaches out to more than 50,000 individuals through its cancer screening, public educational and community outreach programmes.