Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Jul 2019, 11:59 PM

As many of you know, I recently lost someone whom I loved very much to Cancer.

This year, I row and I raise funds in her memory, in support of others who are still fighting that fight today.

I saw what Cancer did to her - the pain that it caused as it spread through her body, the fear and discomfort of going for consultations and treatments, and so much more that she had to bravely endure.

I also saw what Cancer did to my family - the breath-taking heartache of seeing a loved one suffering, the helplessness while waiting, the agony of making difficult medical decisions, the unwillingly raised (but always dashed) hopes of better days, the sleepless nights, and then the burning firestorm of rage and emptiness that came when nothing more could be done.

Having been through this soul-destroying ordeal, I know that nothing can prepare a person or their family for the intense hardship and suffering that Cancer will mercilessly rain down upon them, or for the unspeakable ways in which their lives will change.

We cannot do much to aid them on this arduous journey, except perhaps to help lessen the hefty financial burden of treatment and care. Your donations (in any sum) will help to alleviate the suffering of people whom I say with absolute certainty are already shouldering burdens and enduring pain that they can scarcely bear.

And so I ask you from the bottom of my heart - please join me in giving what you can to this incredibly important cause. Thank you.

Van xx

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 8 June 2019 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 154,000 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 improvements in cancer care and survivorship programmes for better treatment outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients. 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.