About Campaign

ends 08 Jul 2020, 11:59 PM
Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer afflicting Singaporeans aged above 50 years today. Benign (non-cancerous) growths (polyps) in the colon and rectum develop into cancer over time, and early removal of polyps have been shown to prevent cancer. Colonoscopy is the gold standard investigation to identify and treat colorectal cancer/polyps. Early treatment is known to lead to a much higher chance of cure and increased survival.

Many people are hesitant to undergo colonoscopy due to the financial burden. It costs $3,300 (before government subsidy) or $1,000 (after subsidy). Even after Medisave withdrawal, this sum is prohibitive for many low-to-medium income Singaporeans. For these patients who earn less than $1800 monthly per person in a household but do not otherwise qualify for traditional means of financial assistance, the cost of one colonoscopy is challenging.

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations of the oldest and first Department of Colorectal Surgery in Singapore, we set up the SPRUCE fund to raise $300,000. All funds raised will directly subsidise 300 patients with their colonoscopy fees. Eligible patients are selected via MOH means-testing.

All eligible donations will enjoy a 250% tax deduction till 31 December 2020. The donation will be automatically included in the donor's IRAS tax assessment and the receipt will be issued upon request. If you would like one, please email us at [email protected]

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About the Charity

The SGH Health Development Fund supports the promotion, development and provision of health related services to benefit the Singapore community at large. These initiatives include assistance to patients in need, and advances in medical research and education to improve patient care. SGH Health Development Fund is part of SingHealth Fund, (UEN 201624016E) an Institution of a Public Character. All donations received are managed and administered by SingHealth Fund


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