Singapore Cancer Society
 
 
Dear friends of SCS,
 
The 55th SCS Annual General Meeting was recently held virtually via Zoom video conferencing on Wednesday, 24th June 2020 at 5.30pm. We are grateful for the strong leadership of the SCS Council led by Chairman, Mr Wee Leong How and Vice Chairman, Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran; and supported by the dedicated SCS management and staff. The significant contributions by many volunteers, partners and supporters have also contributed greatly to our mission to ‘Minimise Cancer and Maximise Lives’.

At SCS, we do not go about our mission alone, but work with everyone to rally the community together. Despite the COVID-19 situation, many of you have come forward to support and champion the cancer cause with SCS.

Special thanks to Canadian International School for organising the virtual CIS Terry Fox Trek 2020 to raise funds for cancer research in Singapore. Our heartfelt appreciation to Boehringer Ingelheim for contributing $100K from the Job Support Scheme. This will greatly help SCS to support needy cancer patients and their families in their fight against cancer, through the SCS Cancer Treatment Fund, SCS Cancer Care Fund and SCS Welfare Aid Fund.

As a charity, we are dependent on the community at large for our work to support the cancer community. We seek your support for the annual Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer (RAC). RAC aims to raise funds to support the programmes and services by SCS. RAC is one of the longest standing and largest charity runs in Singapore since it first started in 2009.

RAC 2020 will be done virtually this year, as part of efforts to adhere to safe distancing measures. We are excited about this new format as it will allow even more people to participate at their convenience safely. Participants will be able to fundraise or donate an amount to join, allowing them to rally their friends and family to support them.

Over the past few months, the well-being of cancer patients in our community have been significantly impacted. For those from low-income families especially, the cancer journey can be extremely challenging during this time. As we continue into phase two, SCS remains committed to ensuring that our beneficiaries will receive the much-needed help.

Together with everyone’s support, nobody needs to fight cancer alone.
 
 
 
The Will to Fight On
 
Mr Rapi'ee Bin Masduki, 66, is a cancer survivor with stage 3 colon cancer. When he knew that he was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, he was not able to break the news to his family at first. The father of six and sole breadwinner did not want his family to worry.
 
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Protecting Cancer Patients During COVID-19
 
Mr Willie Yeo was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. Despite being wheelchair bound and having multiple medical conditions, he remains exceptionally positive. Like many other cancer patients, Willie receives welfare assistance from Singapore Cancer Society (SCS).
 
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Serve More and Serve Better
 
Despite the COVID-19 situation, Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is determined and committed to ensuring that our beneficiaries continue to receive the much-needed help. SCS will be stepping up to serve more and serve better in the fight against cancer as Singapore enters phase 2 of the post-circuit breaker period.
 
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55th SCS Annual General Meeting
 
The 55th SCS Annual General Meeting was held virtually via Zoom video conferencing on Wednesday, 24th June 2020 at 5.30pm. Over 40 participants attended the virtual AGM.
 
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Singapore Cancer Society #DONTRUSH Challenge
 
Here’s our management team at SCS showing just how ready and excited they are to continue doing more for the cancer community.
 
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Rallying the Community
 
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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Gynaecological cancers are amongst the top 10 most common cancers affecting Singaporean women today. As these cancers can affect the vital organs of a woman’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.
 
In Singapore, cervical cancer is the 10th most common cause of cancer death among Singapore women1. It is the most common HPV associated cancer, and it is estimated that 8 out of 10 people will catch the HPV virus at some point in their lifetime. The good news is that cervical cancer is preventable if detected early.

Learn more about women’s gynaecological cancers from the experts!
 
 
Watch the video on our Facebook as we consult Dr Ida Ismail-Pratt, Consultant from the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology at the National University Hospital, and National University Cancer Institute, Singapore on ways to prevent HPV infection without increasing our risk of future cervical cancer. Stay tuned to the end of the video and answer our quiz questions, and you stand a chance to win a special prize!

As part of the SCS Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign, SCS encourages ladies to go for their regular cervical cancer screening (Pap test/HPV test). SCS provides cervical cancer screening at no cost to eligible women aged 25 - 69 years old at our SCS Clinic @Bishan.

To find out more, call 1800-727-3333 or register your interest at bit.ly/WGCAM20ScreeningReg
 
 
Event Details
Date: Virtual race from 19 September - 27 September
Registration: 1 July 2020 – 18 September 2020
 
The annual Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer (RAC) is one of the longest standing and largest charity runs in Singapore since it first started in 2009. RAC will be conducted virtually for the first time ever as part of efforts to adhere to safe distancing measures. Now participants can take part at their convenience safely while continuing to champion the cause with SCS.

The RAC virtual race will feature 5km and 10km categories, with special 21km and 42km half-marathon and full-marathon categories.

RAC aims to raise funds to support the programmes and services by SCS to improve the lives of the cancer community. Participants will be able to fundraise or donate an amount to complete a certain distance. They can rally their friends and family to support them in A Race To Save Lives.

Participants can be creative and stand a chance to win novelty prizes like the Most Creative Route, Best Dressed, Loyal RAC Participant, Best Fundraiser, and Longest Distance.

For more information and registration, please visit http://raceagainstcancer.org.sg/
For enquiries and corporate registrations, please email: rac@singaporecancersociety.org.sg
For event updates, please follow the RAC Facebook page
 
 
The fourth annual Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) Interschool Competition will be held LIVE on 18 July 2020, 2pm on the SCS Facebook page.
 
SCS garnered participation from 119 Diploma and Undergraduate students from 9 local institutions such as, Management Development Institute of Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Nanyang Polytechnic, National University of Singapore, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore University of Social Sciences, and Temasek Polytechnic.

The SCS Interschool Competition provides an opportunity for youths to be empowered with the knowledge to take charge and encourage them to come up with creative ideas to help contribute to SCS’ ongoing mission to “Minimise Cancer and Maximise Lives”. The topics this year are “Tobacco and Cancer” for Diploma students, and “HPV, HPV Vaccination and Cervical Cancer” for Undergraduate students.

The winning teams will be chosen by the panel of judges, Adrian Wee (Founder / Creative Lead, FLAVA), Ampy Corpus (Associate Director, Spurwing Communications), Luo Xue Shi (Curator, Youth Change Makers), Chloe Neo (Managing Director at OMD Singapore) Chris Cheah (Deputy Director at Health Promotion Board), Dr Ida Ismail-Pratt (Consultant, Division of Gynaecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital, and National University Cancer Institute, Singapore).

The event will be hosted by SCS Goodwill Ambassador, Henry Law.

For more updates, follow the SCS Interschool Competition Instagram page.

Join us and show your support to the finalists!
 
 
The Economist Events will be hosting the second episode in the Future of Healthcare Insight Hour series, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 8th at 3pm SGT.

The second episode entitled Preparing for universal cancer control: The Index of Cancer Preparedness in Asia will be moderated by Jesse Quigley Jones, managing editor, Thought Leadership, Asia, The Economist Intelligence Unit.

As part of this special edition in our Healthcare Insight Hour series, key findings from the Index of Cancer Preparedness Asia will be shared. This will be followed by a panel discussion about preparing for universal cancer control as well as the impact of Covid-19 on cancer care.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/2UK2Ooc
 
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