I was invited to celebrate life together with the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) as it turns 50 this year! The Gift of Hope Carnival encourages the public to come together in celebration and give hope to those who are affected by cancer. No one needs to fight cancer alone. 
 
I enjoyed a plethora of activities specially designed to have fun while supporting a good cause! There were games, food, crocheting and knitting activities, hourly lucky draws and more. For Singaporean / PR who are 50 years and above, free Faecal Immunochemical Test Kits were distributed. Through the carnival, I can also better understand about cancer and screening at the carnival. I even pledged my help towards the cancer community. It was a day of fun-filled meaningful activities!



Photo booth was fun!
Patrick is my guide through the carnival for the day 🙂
Balloon sculpting
I tried to make my own cute towel.
TADAA!
The bears are too adorable! I have one cute set too! 😀
There were students from Hwa Chong Institution and Dunman High helping out at the Flight Simulator game by Asia Flight Simulation Centre.
Focus and concentration.
Guess what! I hit 3 targets out of 15 tries. Not bad okayyy. 😛
I threw the bowling bowl so hard that most of the bowling pins flew out. I’m so sorry to the lady mending the booth. I couldn’t control my arm strength.
This takes skills to get the ping pong ball in the cups! Kids would love this! 🙂 Each cup represents certain number of points.
Accumulate points to redeem some cutesy stationery.
Oh! A special balloon hat just for me~ Thank you Nancy! <3
Thanks Patrick for walking us through the carnival. 🙂
So if you saw someone wear this minion balloon hat on the train, it must be me.
The balloon ladies 😀

Photos taken by JJ Ho.


Free Cancer Screening

 
Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) for Colorectal Cancer
 
What is FOBT?
This is a preliminary screening test for Colorectal Cancer, which is cancer of the colon and rectum. It tests for the presence of blood in your stool.
 
Who may obtain free FOBT kits and how often should this test be done?
  • Singaporeans and Permanent Residents
  • Aged 50 years and above or has a family history of Colorectal Cancer
  • The above-mentioned are encouraged to be screened annually
Pap Smear for Cervical Cancer
 
What is a Pap Smear?
A Pap Smear is a screening test to detect early cell changes in the cervix which might become cancerous. This procedure involves collecting a sample of cells from the cervix and the vagina. This cell sample is then examined in a laboratory for abnormal cells.
 
Who may undergo free Pap Smears and how often should this test be done?
  • Singaporeans and Permanent Residents
  • Women aged between 25 and 69 who have engaged in sexual intercourse before
  • The above-mentioned are encouraged to undergo a Pap Smear at least once every 3 years
Breast Examination for Breast Cancer
 
What is Clinical Breast Examination?
This is a physical examination by a doctor or a nurse to check the breasts for lumps and abnormalities. If any suspicious findings are detected, the patient will be referred for further tests, such as a mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy.
 
What is Breast Self-Examination?
This involves checking your own breasts regularly by looking at and feeling each breasts. This enables you to become familiar with your own breasts and be aware of any changes. If you discover any change, please consult your doctor.
 
When and how often should a Breast Examination be done?
A mammogram is currently the most reliable screening test for Breast Cancer. Based on health guidelines, the following (depending on age) are recommended:
 
Age: 30 to 39 years
  • Breast Self-Examination – Monthly
  • Clinical Breast Examination – Yearly
Age: 40 to 49 years
  • Breast Self-Examination – Monthly
  • Clinical Breast Examination – Yearly
  • Mammogram – Yearly

 

Age: 50 years and above

 

  • Breast Self-Examination – Monthly
  • Clinical Breast Examination – Yearly
  • Mammogram – Every 2 Years
 
Inaugural Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Public Forum
 
Attention Ladies! Join them for their first ever Women’s Gynaeological Cancer Awareness Public Forum and learn about gynaecological cancers affecting the uterus, ovaries, and cervix. Contracting gynaecological cancer is intergenerational. It can affect all women, whether you are in your 20s, 40s or 60s.
 
It is important to learn about these threats to womanhood and motherhood as well as how to prevent them. This forum is open to women of all ages. Renowned specialists will be discussing issues that focus on health and wellness of the female reproductive system.
 
Date: 26 July 2014, Saturday
Time: 12.30pm to 5.15pm
Venue: Suntec City Convention Centre, Summit 1 &2
Admission Fee: Free
Registration: www.flickevents.com/wgc2014
Enquires: education@singaporecancersociety.org.sg
Tel: 6421 5804
 
Mark your calender and join them! 🙂
 
For more information about Singapore Cancer Society,

You can contact them at 
Tel: 6221 9578
Fax: 6221 9575
www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg
www.facebook.com/sgcancersociety
enquiry@singaporecancersociety.org.sg
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