Singapore Cancer Society
Vision: To be Singapore’s leading charity in the fight for a cancer free community. Mission: To Minimise Cancer and Maximise Lives through effective programmes. Programmes and Services: Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) was established in 1964 by a group of individuals. For 54 years, SCS has been a self-funded voluntary welfare organisation that 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 cancer screening services at no cost and promotes cancer awareness and prevention through its public education and community outreach programmes. SCS was registered as a Society in 1984 and accorded IPC (Institution of a Public Character) status as a Charity in 1995 by the Ministry of Health. SCS is also a member of the National Council of Social Services (NCSS), supported by the Agency of Integrated Care (AIC) and a member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
To provide assistance to needy cancer patients through the following programmes: SCS Cancer Care Fund (CCF) – This is a one-time financial assistance scheme to alleviate the financial burden of newly-diagnosed cancer patients from low or middle income families within the first 6 months of diagnosis. SCS Cancer Treatment Fund (CTF) – This fund provides financial assistance to needy cancer patients to subsidise part of their cancer treatment costs. SCS Welfare Aid Fund (WAF) – This fund provides temporary financial assistance and/or medical supplies to enhance the well-being of needy cancer patients. Medical supplies include the supply of milk, diapers, medical dressings, stoma bags and other medical equipment. SCS Help the Children and Youth Programme (HCYP) – This programme provides educational financial assistance (school allowances, bursaries, education achievement awards, book prizes), free tuition services, camps and enrichment activities to help the children and youths impacted by cancer eg. parents diagnosed/suffer from cancer.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
The volunteers will be provided with an orientation briefing at our centre.
They will also be given opportunities to interact directly with our beneficiaries or to take part in our community outreach and fundraising events and activities.