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About Campaignends 31 Oct 2016, 11:59 PM
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 second boat race at the Marina Bay in April last year (the first was held in 1997). This year, they have chosen to partner with NCCS 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 135,000 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 patient care programmes to improve the quality of life of cancer patients in hope that less will suffer from this terrible disease. From this event, we hope to raise $70,000.
If you would like to make a gift or sponsor any part of the event, please contact Hilman at 62369440 or email [email protected] to learn more.
The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) treats 70% of public cancer patients, attending to over 150,000 patient visits each year. From the moment someone is diagnosed and throughout their treatment, we are with them, providing patients with the very best care, by the best people, in the best place. The Community Cancer Fund was established to help support cancer patients in need. The Fund supports financial assistance for patients who need it, and a Cancer Helpline, staffed by trained Nurse Counsellors, which provides cancer patients and caregivers with a listening ear, information and support. We also support education programmes and publications for the general public, so that more people know about the signs and symptoms of cancer and how to prevent it. Cancer is the number 1 killer in Singapore, accounting for more than 1 in 4 deaths. You can do your bit for the community by joining us in the fight against cancer. Please note that in the event that the donations made for a specific purpose have no new applicable project to support after a 2-year waiting period, the Community Cancer Fund Board of Trustees reserves the right to channel these donations to the Fund's general pool in support of its charitable objectives.