How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$35 provides tuition fees for one primary school subject/hour
$45 provides tuition fees for one secondary school subject/hour
$60 provides one month's school allowance for Primary School student
$95 provides one month's school allowance for Secondary School student
About Campaignends 31 Jan 2019, 11:59 PM
Mdm Irmawati was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer when she was 32 weeks pregnant with her second child in 2013. She had refused treatment fearing the safety of her unborn child. She endured the back pain as the cancer metastasized to the bones. She was prescribed morphine daily to manage the pain and she underwent C-section at 34 weeks. After giving birth, she underwent 6 cycles of chemotherapy and hormone therapy for 6 months. She suffered a relapse after being cancer-free and required a higher dosage of chemotherapy weekly. Her elder daughter was attending secondary school at that time.
She has minimal financial support and lives in a rental flat. She works when there are ad hoc jobs and covers many household expenses.
The wish of Mdm Irmawati is that her young children can continue to receive good education despite her illness and financial difficulties.
We are supporting Mdm Irmawati with the help of generous donors like you, under the SCS Cancer Treatment Fund for her CT scans, blood tests and chemotherapy. We are also helping her elder daughter under the SCS Education Financial Assistance Scheme with a monthly school allowance and Tuition Services under the SCS Help the Children and Youth Programme.
Your support can make a difference. You can help many more cancer patients fulfill their wishes of letting their young children continue with their education.
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