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 08 Feb 2022, 11:59 PM
Do you know Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) provides free transportation for low-income cancer patients between their homes and hospitals for chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and other medical appointments? Such free transportation services are important for the low-income cancer patient as frequent trips to hospital and high transportation cost often discourage them from going for their appointments regularly. Transportation cost alone is a huge financial burden for low-income cancer patient as majority of them is already struggling with their treatment and medication expenses.
SCS has 2 passenger vans to transport the cancer patient. Unfortunately, one of the passenger van has reached it end of life early this year and the other are due for scrapping at the end of the year. Just as we thought that having 1 passenger van to ferry the needy cancer patients is bad enough, situation got worse as the tightened safety measures has reduced the number of cancer patients in each trip. Imagine only 1 passenger van and so many needy cancer patients waiting/queuing to be pick up.
We are helping SCS to raise money for a new passenger van through charity walk. Our team in groups of 5, will set off from different locations and cover an accumulated distance of 110km in a day. We start our walk at Sembawang and ends in Jurong where SCS temporary HQ is situated.
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