Singapore Cancer Society
 
 
Dear friends of SCS,
 
COVID-19 has affected our lives in many ways. In these challenging times, you can be assured that Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is here for you in your fight against cancer. We are constantly looking at new ways to continue improving the lives of the cancer community through our various programmes and services.
 
With rising cancer incidence and more cancer survivors in Singapore, it is important now more than ever for SCS to step up and leverage on technology to ‘serve more and serve better’. SCS has been supporting the cancer community by serving cancer patients/survivors through offline activities via social media and providing essential 1-to-1 consultation.
 
One such beneficiary is Mdm Goh, a breast cancer survivor. SCS is assisting many patients like her as we continue to reach out and engage patients who require rehabilitation assistance through teleconsultation. Exercise brochures and resistance bands are being sent out to patients for our home exercise programme.
 
One of the main concerns of parents diagnosed with cancer, is often the impact of cancer on their children, and their performance in school. During this Circuit Breaker period, SCS continues to provide a pillar of support for their academic pursuits and emotional well- being.
 
Please do feel free to contact us at 1800-727-333 if you need any assistance or do join our Facebook page to stay updated with our activities to continue being engaged at home.
 
The cancer community needs the support from the community at large.
 
SCS will be having an online SCS Charity Ambassadors Musical Performance by talented young girls to raise funds so that SCS can continue to serve the cancer community amidst this COVID-19 situation. Do join us for the Live broadcast on our Facebook page on 30th May 2020 at 8pm. To donate: https://bit.ly/scscancercovid19
 
With everyone’s support, no one need to fight cancer alone.
 
 
 
We Are Here For You
 
As the largest cancer advocacy and support organisation in Singapore, we understand that the cancer journey can be very difficult. Your health and well-being is our utmost concern and while our premises may be closed, we will still be doing our level best to extend our support to you.
 
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Supporting Youths During Circuit Breaker
 
Putri Angelina Binte Salimuka is a 13-year-old student under the SCS tuition programme. The programme aims to help children impacted by cancer, by providing them with one-to-one home tuition services at no cost.
 
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SCS Interschool Competition
 
This year, Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) has partnered up with 13 local tertiary institutions (Polytechnics and Universities) to encourage students to come up with creative ideas and help contribute to SCS’ ongoing mission to Minimise Cancer and Maximise Lives.
 
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Rehab Amidst Covid-19
 
To be actively involved in the cancer care continuum, SCS launched Singapore’s first community-based cancer rehabilitation centre to provide integrated specialised cancer rehabilitation service and programmes to address the needs of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
 
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Rallying the Community (May 2020)
 
We would like to say a big thank you to the following partners who have rallied the community together in the fight against cancer and help contribute to our ongoing mission in Minimising Cancer and Maximising Lives!
 
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Engaging SCS Support Group Members Online
 
In view of the circuit breaker measures implemented by the government, SCS conducted its first virtual meeting via Zoom last month to engage with the SCS support group members.
 
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Gynaecological cancers are amongst the top 10 most common cancers affecting Singaporean women today. As these cancers can affect the vital organs of a women’s body, it is therefore very important for ladies to be vigilant of the signs and symptoms, and to go for the necessary screening regularly.

Learn more about women’s gynaecological cancers from the experts!
 
 
In conjunction with the upcoming SCS Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign, SCS will be sharing a series of videos about the various gynaecological cancers on the SCS Facebook page and IGTV.

Look out for the quiz at the end of the videos and stand a chance to win a special prize!
 
 
Amidst the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen many acts of kindness and heartwarming stories of Singaporeans helping those in need. Megan, Faith, Anna, Klara and Sophia are one such example. These talented young girls will be putting together a musical performance in an effort to raise funds for the cancer community.
 
Tune in to the broadcast LIVE on our Facebook page on 30th May 2020 at 8pm.
 
The Covid-19 outbreak is a challenging time for all of us, but especially so for some of our most vulnerable and at risk loved ones; those in our community dealing with cancer.
 
Cancer patients need your help now more than ever. With your support, we will ensure that those affected by cancer can continue to get the help they need, when they need it.
 
 
Donations are 250% tax deductible and support Singapore Cancer Society’s efforts to continue bringing the best care and support for the cancer community. With your support, no one needs to fight cancer alone.
 
 
On June 11th, The Economist Events be hosting the first episode in the Healthcare Insight Hour virtual event series - Covid-19: The knock on effects for chronic disease management in Asia.
 
Healthcare experts from across the region discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on healthcare systems’ ability to manage and deliver care for chronic diseases. Will short-term delays in screening and prevention result in a future tsunami of chronic disease? What are the consequences for the most common NCDs: CVD, diabetes and cancers?
 
This online discussion hosted by The Economist will bring together a panel of experts who will identify and assess the impact of COVID -19 on healthcare systems’ ability to manage and deliver long-term care for chronic diseases. The panelists will evaluate the implications of these and determine how to best mitigate them. This session is moderated by Jesse Quigley Jones, Managing Editor, Thought Leadership, Asia, The Economist Intelligence Unit.
 
 
The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network has teamed up with Sing Lit Station (an IPC-Charity in Singapore) to publish an anthology of poetry titled “A Thousand Cranes” written by anyone who believes in the benefits of palliative care, whether they are a patient, family member, friend, hospice volunteer or healthcare professional.

The aim is to increase awareness for the concept of hospice and palliative care, and to facilitate thoughtful discourse surrounding this topic.

Everyone living in the Asia Pacific region who has been touched by the benefits of palliative care is welcome to submit their poetry for inclusion in this anthology. Submissions will be accepted in any of the following languages spoken in the Asia Pacific region. Submission deadline is 30 June 2020.

For more details: https://aphn.org/a-thousand-cranes/
 
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