Did you know that the childhood cancer support structure in Singapore consists of hospitals, organizations and charities both from single individuals and groups?
Childhood Cancer Awareness Organizations in Singapore
Children’s Cancer Foundation
Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) is one of the foundations focused on creating awareness of childhood cancer. They focus on improving the quality of life for the children suffering from cancer as well as their families by providing support. It was founded in 1992 and has been supported over 3100 children and their families monthly. The foundation annually organizes a fundraising event aimed towards helping these children. However, because of COVID-19, there will not be a physical event this year. Instead, they managed an online fundraising platform called Hope Train to let people donate towards CCAM. Throughout this period, CCF will be visiting children with cancer from several towns.
Brain Tumour Society Singapore
Brain Tumour Society Singapore, which was formed in 2014, focuses mainly on children with brain tumours giving support to both the children and their families or caregivers. The organization does this by raising awareness about cancer, carrying out fundraisings and educating the affected people.
We also have Club Rainbow, a charity that provides the much-needed help to children with cancer and other chronic diseases. They provide emotional support, education assistance, financial support, youth programs and parental support groups.
ARC Children’s Centre
For the series of podcast on childhood cancer awareness, my adopted charity is Arc Children’s Centre. ARC is a charity day care centre designed for children with cancer and other critical illnesses. Founded by Ms Geraldine Lee, 62, and Ms Ronita Paul, 67, in 2011, the centre prioritises cleanliness and hygiene to provide a safe space for sick children with compromised immune systems to play and learn.
These are just a few groups supporting childhood cancer awareness and fundraising throughout. You can join them in making a difference this month.
Do make a difference! You can donate to my adopted charity at the following website: http://www.arcchildren.org/ways-to-help/#donate
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope!