Singapore Cancer Society
Each day, 35 Singaporeans are diagnosed with cancer and 1 in 3 Singaporeans dies of cancer.
At Singapore Cancer Society, we strive to ensure that those who are impacted by cancer and their families are not alone in the fight against cancer.
From free cancer screening to subsidised cancer treatment, providing free transport to the hospital, home tuition for the children, cancer rehabilitation and support services for
recovering patients, and palliative care for home-bound patients, we do whatever we can to minimise the impact of cancer.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
Being self-funded, the Society is dependent on public donations to provide quality aid and services to needy cancer patients and their families. Funds would be used to support our welfare programmes such as SCS Cancer Treatment Fund and SCS Welfare Aid Fund.
The SCS Cancer Treatment Fund was established in 2005 to provide cancer treatment subsidies to patients experiencing financial difficulties. The Welfare Aid Fund was established in 1964 to aid cancer patients and their families with temporary ?nancial aid and sustenance during and after treatment to mitigate the ?nancial strain which may arise from unemployment, loss of income, and hefty treatment costs. This fund was later extended with the inclusion of aids such as milk, diapers, medical dressing, stoma bags and other medical equipment to patients.
Both funds disperse over million annually in financial aid to needy cancer beneficiaries.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
YFC teams participate in a range of activities that help them understand the real needs of SCS and our beneficiaries. By volunteering, teams gain the opportunity to:
1) Visit and learn about integrated, holistic rehabilitative services for cancer patients and survivors at Singapore’s first community-based cancer rehabilitation centre.
2) Interact with SCS beneficiaries and SCS Cancer Support Group members.
3) Be part of the 10th anniversary of Singtel-SCS Race Against Cancer.