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 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

To learn more about SCS, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N1hGIwSA34&t=3s