June 2010 – Sept 2010
P this October
From pink running shoes, t-shirts and sport caps,
to pink casual tops and glam-it-up evening wear,
people everywhere will be dressing up
with a touch of pink in October
to show their support for breast cancer.
Yes, October is Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Awareness We look forward to seeing you
Awareness Month (BCAM). Month 2010 all at these ‘Pink’ activities.
Internationally-recognised and The Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF)
celebrated the world over, BCAM organises a series of pink activities Watsons Pink Ribbon Walk/Run
is a time to educate women about during BCAM for breast cancer 2010
the top-killer cancer and to em- survivors, families and friends. These 2 October 2010, Saturday
power them with the knowledge events also allow members of the
on the importance of early detec- community to show their support A signature event held every year
tion. and help to advocate and pass by BCF to kick-start the month-long
While many women have lost on the key messages to their loved BCAM activities, the Watsons Pink
their lives to breast cancer, sur- ones, relatives and friends. Ribbon Walk/Run 2010 welcomes
vival rates are on the rise. Survival
outcomes have been greatly en-
hanced with the improvement in 1–7 Cover Story
Think Pink this October
medical treatments and as more
women embrace early detection. 8-9 Feature
So let us do our part and join in Soy and breast cancer
the plethora of activities specially
organised for the BCAM to remem- An open letter
ber those whose lives have been
touched by breast cancer and also 11 Upcoming events
celebrate the hope, faith and cour-
12 Mission + Events
age of the ladies who have survived
all participants, regardless of ly, friends and colleagues to
age and gender to take part wear the ribbon and help us
in both the competitive run spread the breast cancer
and walk categories. awareness message.
To be held at The Play- Look out for BCF staff
ground@Big Splash at the and volunteers who will be going around town and
East Coast Parkway, the 5km major shopping areas to spot those wearing the pin. The
competitive Run will start at lucky ones will have their names entered into a grand
8am, while the Walk will fol- lucky draw and stand to win attractive prizes.
low later at 8.45am. The top three male and female
participants for the Run will win attractive prizes (fully Pink Ribbon Charity Golf
sponsored), including return air tickets to Tokyo, Sony 3 November 2010, Wednesday
MP3 players, health screening packages, jewellery, Tanah Merah Country Glub, Garden Course
memberships to fitness centres and complimentary
meals at a five-star hotel. This year, BCF is bringing back the Pink Ribbon Charity
There are goodie bags and free New Balance Golf which will be the closing event to the Breast Can-
t-shirts for participants, while stocks last. cer Awareness Month Campaign.
Visit www.pinkribbonsingapore.com for more in- The guest-of-honour is Mrs Goh Chok Tong. BCF is
formation. targeting to raise at least $500,000 from this event.
Wear The Pink Ribbon
1 September - 31 October 2010 BCF Partners’ Events
The pink ribbon is an international symbol representing Besides Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) events, mem-
awareness and hope for women with breast cancer. bers can participate in a series of activities happening
Each year, BCF produces a specially-designed almost every weekend in October.
pink ribbon pin for sale to the public. Besides raising The activities are the concerted effort by BCF’s
awareness of breast cancer, the act of wearing the partners committed to increase breast cancer aware-
ribbon is an affirmation of the community’s support to ness and raise funds to support BCF’s various public
BCF’s cause. outreach and support programmes for the benefit of
The pink ribbons are available for a minimum do- breast cancer patients and survivors.
nation of $2 each and $5 each for a pin with a crystal
solitaire. The pins can be purchased at 400 distribution Watsons’ Pink Shelves Programme
points island-wide across Singapore, such as supermar- 23 September - 17 November 2010
kets, beauty and health stores, food and beverage At 40 selected Watsons Stores
outlets and shopping malls.
This is a simple yet meaningful gesture to champion Look out for the “Pink Shelves” when you go shopping
an issue of importance to women. Encourage your fami- for beauty and health products at Watsons stores. For
Publisher BCF Committee Advisors
Dr Karmen Wong
Mrs Fang Ai Lian President
Mrs Noor Quek
Mrs Noor Quek Vice President Editor
Mr Daniel Soh Secretary Ms Seetoh Yit Fong
Dr Karmen Wong Assistant Secretary
Mr Paul Lim
Mr Jackie Ng Treasurer Production
Mrs Arfat Selvam Assistant Treasurer APN Publishing & Fulfillment Pte Ltd
Breast Cancer Foundation Printing
Mrs Catherine Ng-Phng Committee Member
26 Dunearn Road, Singapore 309423 Craft Print International Ltd
Prof Chia Kee Seng Committee Member
Tel: (65) 6352 6560 Fax: (65) 6352 5808
Mr Peter Kong Committee Member MICA (P) No. 20/09/2010
Helpline: (65) 6356 0123
Registry of Societies Registration No:
Email: email@example.com Ms Wendy Tsai Committee Member
ROS 207/97/TAP (30/9/97)
Website: www.bcf.org.sg Ms Christine Ang General Manager Charity Registration No: 1286 (22/10/97)
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each product sold from on sale to raise funds for the BCF.
the Pink Shelves, 10 cents In addition, five brands under the Estée Lauder
will be donated to BCF. Companies Singapore will also sell limited-edition Pink
Watsons has committed Ribbon products over the counter in October. Every
to raise a minimum of $10 from the sale of Pink Ribbon products from Estée
$80,000 for BCF. Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown and La Mer, and 10%
Watsons Pink Shelves is from the sale of Origins Pink Ribbon products, will be
in collaboration with four donated to BCF.
suppliers: Johnson & John-
son, L.D. Waxson, LÓreal SpongeBob PinkPants Run @ Downtown East
and Procter & Gamble. 3 October 2010, Sunday
Escape Theme Park, 8am
Estée Lauder Global
Illumination SpongeBob Square Pants is going pink this October.
2 October 2010 Though this run is for the children between 6 to 12 years
ION Orchard old, it serves to educate the parents, especially moth-
ers of the children
This year, Estée Lauder on breast cancer
Companies Singapore will awareness and the
illuminate ION Orchard’s importance of early
integrated media facade screening. Please
in pink for a week from 1 October. visit www.tdc.sg to
A highlight for the evening is the Pink Carpet walk register online.
for invited guests, and Stars of the Night, a group of Besides the kids’
breast cancer survivors who will be given a glamorous run, a special edition
makeover. pink ribbon pin featur-
While the cocktail reception is for invited guests, ing SpongeBob, and other SpongeBob pink merchan-
members can get a makeover by Bobbi Brown for a dise, will be on sale at various retail points. A portion of
minimum donation of $10 and take home a Polaroid the sales proceeds of the PinkPants merchandise during
picture in a pink photo frame. Pink goodies will also be this period will be donated to BCF.
BCF’s Campaign Tagline for BCAM:
“Pay more attention to the things that matter more.”
Today’s women enjoy higher status in society, have more purchasing
power, and appreciate the finer things in life. While women are
setting aside time in their busy lives to pamper themselves, it is
equally important that they pay equal, if not more, attention to
other important matters such as breast health.
This is the message behind BCF’s campaign tagline for this
year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM).Campaign posters
see body art painted on the upper torso of a model, illustrating
the message that women should re-focus their obsessions about
The graphical illustrations and tagline can be seen on the
backing card of the pink ribbon pins, on donation boxes, and at
BCF activities during BCAM.
The concept and creatives are the brainchild of DDB Group
in Singapore, which has been providing pro-bono services to BCF
since 2003. They are also the creative minds behind the new pink
Pink Beats the maximum number permitted under Rule 8.1. Such
7 October 2010 new Committee Member(s) shall hold office until the
The Arts House, 8pm – 10.30pm Annual General Meeting at which the term of office of
the Committee shall expire.
Indulge in an evening of classical and opera, move to An overview of the forthcoming activities during
the rhythms of jazz, blues, pop and cabaret, and sing Breast Cancer Awareness Month was next presented
along to the librettos of operetta. by BCF General Manager Ms Christine Ang.
Tickets at $100 (excluding $2 admin fee) can be
purchased from BYTES hotline 6332 6919 or The Arts
House box office at www.bytes.sg. Proceeds from the Fund-Raising projects
ticket sales will be donated to BCF.
SICC May Day Charity 2010
TANGS Pay Tribute to Women the World Over 1 May 2010
Entire month of October 2010 Singapore Island Country Club
In support of BCF, TANGS will again be spreading the BCF was one of the beneficiaries of the Singapore
message of breast cancer awareness through several Island Country Club’s (SICC) May Day Charity fund-
events. raising effort, an annual club tradition now in its 39th
TANGS’ Fall Campaign “I Am Woman” will be consecutive year.
decked out in pink, from specially-designed pink Among the fund-raising activities were a charity
merchandise to window displays. Handmade badges golf tournament, a charity gala dinner, a lifestyle ball,
and brooches by TANGS staff will be on sale. For more bridge games, billiards, swimming, bowling, tennis, a
details, watch out for TANGS press advertisements on biathlon and a gym treadmill run.
15 October. A cheque of $20,000 was presented to BCF by
The Kitchen at TANGS VivoCity will celebrate its SICC Patron and the President of Singapore, Mr S R
first anniversary with a line-up of cooking classes by Nathan.
talented guest chefs. Among them is Koh Chieng Mun
who will be donating part of her cooking fees to BCF. Bon Voyage Breast Cancer
In conjunction with the Fall Campaign, The Kitchen will 22 May 2010
emphasise on healthy cooking and incorporate a touch Kallang Riverside
of pink into the dishes.
TANGS will place BCF’s pink ribbon donation boxes A group of students from Temasek Junior College took
in-store and distribute educational brochures on breast time off from their studies to go dragon-boat paddling
cancer to its shoppers. with BCF’s Pink Paddlers.
Quarterly Review of Events
BCF 13th Annual General Meeting
26 July 2010
The meeting kicked-off with a thank-you speech by
Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) President, Mrs Fang
Ai Lian, to all members and volunteers who have sup-
ported BCF over the past years. She was touched by
the fighting spirits of breast cancer survivors and how
they have helped others take charge of their lives.
After presenting the statement of accounts, BCF
Treasurer Mr Jackie Ng proposed and obtained mem-
bers’ approval to amend the Constitution which will al- The sea adventure was followed by a picnic which
low the Executive Committee to appoint new members allowed the students to interact with the paddlers in an
to fill any vacancy arising from the resignation of any informal setting. Many of the young participants said
committee member or to appoint new members up to they were inspired by the paddlers’ strength in conquer-
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Jai Ho! Mangal Maay Ho!
The Great Big Indian Wedding
30 May 2010
Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel
Jai Ho! Mangal Maay Ho! was a musical extravaganza
which took viewers through the different occasions and
celebrations in a typical North Indian wedding.
The dances were choreographed to the catchy
beats of traditional wedding-themed songs and Bolly-
wood numbers, and included an eclectic mix of moves
inspired by folk dances of India as well as contemporary
Bollywood dance styles.
ing cancer. Awareness was raised as students realised The organisers set aside 50 donor tickets priced at
the disease affected young people as well. $100 each, with the proceeds going to BCF.
The event was organised in collaboration with
Singapore Dragon Boat Association with the support Pink Brunch
and sponsorship from Young Change Makers, Adidas 17 July 2010
and Celede. The Wine Company@Evans
Women Riders Month 2010
28 May 2010
Women Riders Month was about showcasing the inde-
pendence, grit and strength of a woman rider.
These traits, similar to the strength and determina-
tion shown by breast cancer survivors as they battled
the adversities of the disease was what prompted
Harley-Davidson to dedicate this year’s Women Riders
Month to raise funds for BCF. It was a sold-out event organised by the BCF Support
Group co-ordinators to raise funds and create aware-
ness for breast cancer. The fund-raising was part of the
group’s way of giving back to BCF which has played
a critical role in breast cancer patients’ recovery jour-
Guests were treated to an afternoon of sumptuous
food and entertainment, including a skit performance
by the Support Group co-ordinators. Making a special
appearance was Community Development, Youth and
Sports Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and his wife who
gave some heartwarming and encouraging remarks.
Many of the guests took the opportunity to interact and
exchange views with Minister and Mrs Balakrishnan.
The Pink Brunch raised a total of $12,150, which will
be used to maintain and develop the Support Groups’
The day started with a convoy of Harleys and other programmes and activities.
makes, all decked out in PINK. The bikes paraded down
Orchard Road which ended at the Mandarin Gallery. The Great Women Pledge by Great Eastern
This was followed by a cocktail reception at the Manda- 21 July 2010
rin Hotel with a fashion show featuring Harley-Davidson’s Raffles Place
Pink Label. Proceeds from the sale of Pink Label prod-
ucts and a special Pink cocktail drink concocted by On Racial Harmony Day, 16 women from different
Mandarin Hotel were donated to BCF. ethnic backgrounds came together to do their part
for charity during the Great Eastern Women 10K 2010
road show launch at Raffles Place. Upcoming Fund-raising Events
In teams of four, the women raced a total distance
of 4km on treadmills to clock the fastest time to earn Buy a SleepAngel Mattress at 10% Discount
a donation of $5,000 for BCF. The participants included 15 July - 15 October 2010
BCF survivors, sportswomen and members of the pub-
lic. Antho Design, the brains behind the SleepAngel mat-
Public members were invited to participate in “The tress, has pledged to donate part proceeds from the
Great Woman Pledge”, a revival of last year’s giant sale of the mattresses to Breast Cancer Foundation
message board filled with declarations of pride on why (BCF) over a three-month sales period. The spring pock-
“It’s Great to be a Woman!” eted mattresses are currently available from Danovel
The pledge board will be available at various lo- Treehouse in Tanglin Shopping Centre. There will be a
cations in Singapore in the coming weeks to collect 10% discount for single-size mattresses. Buyers can also
pledges from women. With the collected pledges, enjoy the same discount on selected furniture and ac-
Great Eastern will donate an additional amount to BCF cessories from the store.
for its awareness programmes and support services for
those affected by breast cancer. Norwegian Salmon Pink Power! Recipe Booklet
The Great Eastern Women 10K, to be held at Ma- Available at major supermarkets
rina Bay on 31 October, has once again adopted BCF
as a beneficiary. The donation will be made by Great Besides regular breast screening, one of the ways to
Eastern, the event’s title sponsor. lower the risks of breast cancer is the adoption of a
healthy diet and active lifestyle. To render their support
“LOVE CUTS” Charity Premiere in this area, the Norwegian Seafood Export Council has
3 September 2010 produced a booklet containing wholesome salmon
Golden Village, VivoCity recipes that can be prepared in the comfort of any
Clover Films, producer of LOVE CUTS, organised a char- The recipes are especially crafted by Samia Ahad,
ity premiere for the movie to raise funds for the breast an entrepreneur, chef and owner of two award-winning
cancer cause. culinary establishments – Coriander Leaf and Screen-
The movie is about two women affected with breast ing Room, as well as Koh Chieng Mun, a breast cancer
cancer and the different journeys they took to battle survivor who had overcome the tumultuous challenge
this disease. and is now a role model for women who face similar
The LOVE CUTS Charity Premiere was graced by obstacles in life.
prominent women in business, politics and the commu- The visually-enticing guide also dishes out tips on
nity, as well as how to adjust
breast cancer to a less stressful
survivors and and balanced
lead actress, way of living,
MediaCorp interesting trivia
artiste Zoe Tay about salmon, as
together with well as different
casts of the methods of pre-
film. paring salmon.
S o m e These booklets
$5,000 was will be available
raised from the at BCF events
sale of the tick- and major lo-
ets which were cal supermarket
donated by chains.
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Swarovski Pink Hope Collection 2010
1-28 October 2010
Swarovski continues its tradition of support for breast
cancer with its launch of The Pink Hope Collection 2010
on 1st October, across its three retail boutiques in ION
Orchard, Raffles City Shopping Centre and VivoCity.
The collectible items include the pink lady ball point
pen, crystal duck, pink pendant, pink ribbon tack pin,
pink ribbon charm and key ring.
Profits from the sale of the products will be donated
to BCF. Flower ceremony at Bedok Reservoir
New Pandora Jewellery in Support of Breast On 10-11 July, the Pink Paddlers joined the race
Cancer at the annual Singapore Dragon Boat Festival held at
Entire month of October 2010 Bedok Reservoir.
PANDORA’s launch of two new stylish and feminine
jewellery pieces marks its 5 years of dedicated support. Ongoing Activities
These are the fashionable pink braided leather brace-
let with a beautiful sterling silver medallion charm and Art Therapy
two clip charms. The silver medallion charm, which is Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm
decorated with the delicate Lucerne flower motif, can BCF Centre
be engraved with initials or a personal message.
Part proceeds from the sale of the jewellery will be You do not have to be creative to join this class; all you
donated to BCF. Available at leading jewellers and need is a willingness to draw and create from the heart,
retail stores. explore and reflect with group members.
Art therapy involves making art to improve mental
health and well-being. It is a good way to help breast
Support & Volunteer Programmes cancer patients and survivors express and cope with
the stress and trauma associated with the diagnosis
Pink Paddlers in Competition and treatment of breast cancer. Participants can look
The BCF dragon boat team had a hectic schedule over forward to learn how they can manage behaviour,
the past few months. increase self-esteem and self-awareness while enjoying
They participated in the inaugural Gallop of the the pleasures of making art.
Dragons 2010 organised by the Singapore Turf Club in Leading the class is Yesmin Chan, a trained nurse
collaboration with the Singapore Dragon Boat Associa- who has obtained a Master degree in Art. Using pen-
tion on 15-16 May at Boat Quay. cils, pastels, collage, paint and clay, she will lead the
group to experiment with line, colour, shape and form
to express the hidden self and enhance well-being.
Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors
Mondays, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Make yoga a part of your journey towards recovery.
Gentle yoga and breathing exercises will help relax, im-
prove flexibility and strengthen muscles. Enjoy the class
in a positive and supportive environment with people
Pink Paddlers in Kuala Lumpur
who have been through similar experiences.
Classes are led by yoga instructor, Lena Wee and
They then went to Kuala Lumpur to participate in Eng Kiat. As the current class is full, watch out for new
the 1Malaysia International Dragon Boat Festival 2010 classes starting soon. All levels of yoga experience are
on 18-20 June. welcome.
There has been much interest
in the use of soy in breast can-
cer development, both in primary
prevention as well as benefits among
breast cancer survivors.
Soy foods have a lot of isoflavones, which
are classified as phytoestrogens, or weak
estrogen-like compounds found in plants.
Laboratory data show that isoflavones have
a wide range of biological actions. They
have an affinity for estrogen receptors in
vitro, therefore potentially competing for
the binding sites of estrogen receptors. In
addition, they have been shown to be anti-
proliferative, anti-angiogenic, anti-oxidative,
and anti-inflammatory. These properties of soy
have suggested many potential benefits in breast
cancer. Nevertheless, there is some epidemiologi-
cal evidence of an inverse association. Thus, no clear
consensus has emerged regarding isoflavones and
A number of reports have studied the preventive
role of soy in breast cancer. It has been consistently
observed that countries with high soy diet like Japan
has historically much lower incidences of breast can-
cer than western countries. The incidence rate among
Japanese immigrants rises as the length of time in the
host country increases. This may possibly be due to both
pre-pubertal or pubertal exposure as well as greater
level of soy consumption among the Japanese as
compared to the west. The Shanghai Women’s Health
Study reported a cohort of more than 70,000 Chinese
women using a validated food-frequency question-
naire showed strong evidence of a protective effect
Dr Karmen KY Wong of soy food intake against pre-menopausal breast
Consultant Oncologist and Physician
Singapore Oncology Consultants @ Gleneagles cancer (relative risk reduction of 43%). A similar study
Gleneagles Medical Centre conducted in Singapore on 34,000 post-menopausal
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women reported a diet characterised by vegetables, also observed that women not taking Tamoxifen who
fruit and soy has an early acting protective effect on ate the most soy seemed to have a better prognosis
breast cancer (relative risk of 30% and 43% with > 5 than women who took Tamoxifen and ate the least soy.
years follow up). The associations did not vary by menopausal status,
Other studies on soy and breast cancer survivors cancer stage, and estrogen receptors of breast cancer
were reported both in the US and China. A US study on or intake of Tamoxifen. Of significance in this study is that
a cohort of 1,954 breast cancer patients was prospec- the high soy protein intake was more than 15.3 mg of
tively followed up for > 6 years. Increasing quintiles of soy soy protein or more than 62.3 mg of isoflavones.
intakes was associated with lower breast cancer recur- The relationship between soy and breast cancer
rence compared to no intake among post-menopausal is complicated by other factors. Most women living in
women and among Tamoxifen users. They concluded Asia depend on soy as their main source of protein. They
that soy isoflavones consumed at levels comparable consume only small amounts of beef, chicken and pork.
to those in Asian populations may reduce the risk of Also, compared to the average women in the US, the
cancer recurrence in survivors, even with Tamoxifen average Asian woman eats more fresh vegetables, is
therapy. Moreover, soy does not appear to interfere closer to her ideal body weight and is more physically
with Tamoxifen efficacy. active as well as less alcohol consumption. All these
The most recent Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival other factors may contribute to better breast cancer
Study reported a cohort of 5,042 breast cancer survivors prognosis seen in the Chinese women in this study who
in China in October 2009 between the ages of 20 and ate the most soy.
75 years old. With a four-year follow up, the study re- So far, these studies support the benefits of dietary
ported the findings of an inverse correlation on mortality soy in higher content of Asian diet while the probable
and recurrence among highest and lowest quartile of benefit of supplemental soy in the western diet remains
soy intake. (Relative risk of 29% for mortality and 32% undetermined.
for recurrence.) The inverse association was evident According to these population studies, soy con-
among women with either estrogen receptor positive sumption appears to be safe and potentially protective
or negative breast cancer, as well as both users and for women on breast cancer occurrence as well as
non-users of Tamoxifen, in death and recurrence. They survival despite fears about estrogen-like effects.
1) Soy food intake and breast cancer survival. JAMA 2009 Dec 9; 302(22); 2437-43.
2 Soy isoflavones and risk of cancer recurrence in a cohort of breast cancer survivors:
the Life After Cancer Epidemiology Study. Breast Cancer Research Treat 2009 Nov;
3) A vegetable-fruit soy dietary pattern protects against breast cancer among post-
menopausal Singapore Chinese women. Am J of Clin Nutr 2010 91; 1013-1019.
4) Adolescent and Adult soy food intake and breast cancer risk: results from the
Shanghai Women’s Health Study. Am J of Clin Nutr 2009; 89 (6); 1920-6.
An open letter:
In thanks of BCF
I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2008.
My very supportive husband immediately called the Breast Cancer Foundation
(BCF) for help. We had very pertinent questions about life and death, surgery,
reconstruction, chemotherapy, etc.
At BCF, we met some very helpful and supportive staff.
In the midst of my treatment, I joined the monthly support meetings at BCF. The
people there were not judgmental or condemning. The many breast cancer
survivors accepted and supported me. They gave me hope as I found out that
some had been diagnosed 10 years ago. I even managed to borrow a wig and a
few scarves in preparation for chemotherapy.
Because BCF provided so much help, I applied to be a volunteer, being previously a
full-time social worker with my church, and was accepted after an interview. From
then on, I started to engage myself in telephone counselling and hospital visits. In
fact, I was so inspired after helping others that I started to attend support groups of
a few hospitals as a volunteer. I was given the opportunity to share my experience
in corporate staff training and nurses’ training sessions. I was also given the privilege
to film a video for a CD-ROM with a particular hospital so that it can be given to
newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in that hospital.
Forgetting about my own sickness and reaching out to support others helped me to
move on in life. God has given me grace so that I can pass on this grace to others.
I have learnt and am still learning that cancer is NOT a full stop in life. It is just a
comma. Life moves on… in fact, with more meaning than before.
Thank you BCF for first touching my life that I may in turn touch others.
Breast cancer survivor
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calendar of activities/programmes…
(oct – dec 2010)
Event Name Date/Time Registration Details
HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS
Latin Line Dance – Beginners Every Mon, 11am–12.30pm 10 sessions for $10
Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors Every Mon, 3.30-4.30pm 10 sessions for $10
Art Therapy Every Tues, 10am-12noon 10 sessions for $30
Morning Exercise Every Wed, 10-11.30am Free. Ongoing
Latin Line Dance – Intermediate Every Thu, 2-4.30pm 10 sessions for $10
Cooking Demo 3 Sep, 10am-12noon $5
– Wraps & Rolls by Jean
BCF Choir Module 7 Every Fri, 12-1.30pm 10 sessions for $10
(except last Friday of the month)
Melody in the Pink (Karaoke) Last Fri of the month, 1.30-5.30pm $2 per session
No karaoke in Oct
Dragon Boat Paddling Training Every Sat, 8-10am Free
– Paddlers in the Pink Venue: Kallang River
Every Thu, 7-9pm
– Gym Workout Venue: Level 3, BCF Centre
SUPPORT GROUPS (for breast cancer patients and survivors only)
English/Malay/Young Women Every 2nd Sat of each month, Free
/Family & Friends/Expat/Men 10am–12 noon Sep co-ordinators:
Annie Cheah, Lim Aik Wang
No meetings in Oct & Nov
Lim Kam Fong, Lim Aik Wang
Mandarin Every 3rd Mon of each month, Free
6.30-8.30pm Sep co-ordinators:
No meetings in Oct
Hedy Yap, Ng Foong Yin
Teo Siew Lian, Chan Wai Fong
• All events are held at Breast Cancer Foundation Centre, except for Dragon Boat Paddling Training.
• For additional information on support groups and activities, please contact Brenda at tel: 6352 6560
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* BCF reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel the events.
Our mission and objectives
To Eradicate Breast Cancer as a Life-Threatening Disease
To advocate for more constructive and co-ordinated action
to increase awareness of the public to the incidence of breast cancer
To increase awareness of breast cancer at all levels of society, family members,
employers, employees, the general public, and the medical professional community
To emphasise the importance of early detection
through regular breast cancer screening
To identify and help implement opportunities to provide easier access
to regular breast cancer screening and at affordable rates
To provide support to breast cancer patients, survivors and their families
To work closely with various breast cancer-related support groups and organisations
in order to complement and optimize efforts to eradicate breast cancer
as a life-threatening disease
health talks and events…
Date & Venue Events Enquiry/registration
9 October 2010, 1pm – 3pm Mandarin Public Forum Tel: 64215804 or email:
Auditorium, Level 3, Free email@example.com
Tampines Regional Library
9 October 2010, 1pm – 4pm Understanding Breast Cancer Tel: 67910395
Nanyang Community Club Fees: $2 per person Nanyang Community Club
60 Jurong West St 91 Pre-registration & payment required.
16 October 2010, 1pm – 4pm Pink Ribbon Hi Tea Tel: 64215804 or email:
Velvet Underground@Zouk Fees: $10 per person firstname.lastname@example.org
17 Jiak Kim Street
17 October 2010 Active Living Tel: 6394 5038
Mandarin: 9.30am – 12noon Beyond Menopause Registration closes on 11 Oct.
English: 2 – 5pm Fee: $10 per person
Auditorium (Training Centre),
Level 1, Women’s Tower,
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital,
23 October 2010 Nutrition After Breast Cancer Tel: 6225 5655
Session 1: 9.30am – 12 noon and Cooking Demonstration Pre-registration required.
Session 2: 1.30 – 4pm Free
National Cancer Centre Singapore
Function Room, Level 4
The above information was “verified” as correct at print time. Please check with the orgnisations listed for the most current information.
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