Being self-funded, the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) organises various fundraising activities throughout the year as it is dependent on public donations to provide quality services to cancer patients, their families and the public. SCS is governed by a Council comprising of members who are volunteers without remuneration and who hold office for a term of two years at a time. SCS is endorsed by the Ministry of Health and is a member of the National Council of Social Service and Singapore Hospice Council.
The Singapore Cancer Society is a community-based voluntary health organisation dedicated to minimizing the impact of cancer through public education, screening, patient services, financial assistance, research and advocacy.
Race Against Cancer 2012 approached its fourth Anniversary this year! Organized by the Singapore Cancer Society / SingTel Group, Race Against Cancer aims to raise funds for various programmes, such as cancer treatment subsidy, hospice home care, welfare assistance for needy cancer patients, free cancer screenings and public education initiatives.
My friend, Jaslyn and I signed up for the run held on 22 July 2012, Sunday early morning (started at 7.30am) at East Coast Park. We showed our support for cancer patients and survivors and run for a cause! We hope our participation and kind support will help to ensure that our beneficiaries receive the best possible care, so that they will have the highest chance of survival and of leading a normal, healthy and productive life.
Of course, they also need your support to continue the fight against cancer! Every dollar will go a long way towards giving the needy cancer patients hope for a better tomorrow.
Training for any race is not an easy task, but running for charity can make the process more meaningful, help you stay on track and provide the support and inspiration to raise funds to support research and raise awareness for the organizations. Runners decked out in team shirts advertising their charity are common sights on race courses these days, as charity training programs have grown significantly over the years. Most require little or small registration fees. So instead of lacing up your running shoes and heading to the start line alone, find a purpose and run for something bigger than yourself! Do your bit for charity and run for a reason / good cause! :-)