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BTSS National Day Celebration -10th August 2019

Dear BTSS Family,
In conjunction with Singapore’s 54th birthday, we are organizing a programme-filled support group meeting this August.  Meet old and new friends, enrich yourself at the medical talk and celebrate National Day with food, games and laughter.  Come dressed in Singapore national colours and stand a chance to win prizes!  More prizes are up for grabs in the games segment too!  Joining us in our celebration is guest of honour, Ms Tin Pei Ling, MP for Macpherson.
Here’s the details of the event:
Date:               10 Aug 2019, Saturday
Time:              9am to 12pm
                        {9am-10am:   Support Group Meeting
                        10am-11am:   Medical Talk – Is my headache a symptom of brain tumour?
                        11am-12pm:   National Day Celebration – games, songs and lunch}
Venue:          Learning Space @ Singapore General Hospital
Block 6, Level 1

Registration is required for this event as we have to cater for food.  Email us at admin@braintumoursociety.org.sg or WhatsApp/Call/SMS at 8738-5669 by 2 Aug 2019 to confirm your spot.

Kind regards,
BTSS Admin
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BTSS UPDATES (27 Jun 2019)

Dear BTSS Family,

I am pleased to inform you of the following updates on our mission to become an Institute of Public Character (IPC) organisation.

 

1. Change in entity structure

On 18 April 2019, BTSS took our first step towards IPC by successfully converting from a society to a public company limited by guarantee (CLG).  We are now officially known as Brain Tumour Society (Singapore) Limited. As a CLG, our entity is considered to have a separate legal entity and distinct from its members.  This means that a CLG may sue or be sued in its own name, and the members of the CLG will be protected from any liabilities incurred by the CLG.

As members of our old entity (Brain Tumour Society (Singapore)), you will now be known as our beneficiaries and will continue to participate in our activities and schemes like before.

 

2. Appointment of Jackie Lee as Manager of BTSS 

We have appointed Jackie Lee as our new Manager.  As a caregiver, Jackie joined our family in 2016.  She became a part of the committee in 2018 and would continue to serve the community as a staff from 10 July 2019. She replaces Angelene who will end her service with us on 9 July 2019.  We thank Angelene for her contributions to BTSS and look forward to welcoming her back as our volunteer.

 

3. Transition to virtual office

To reduce the operational costs, we will be moving out of the physical office from 10 July 2019.  We would operate as a virtual office.  Contact number and email addresses will stay the same as follows:

BTSS Mobile: 8738 5669
Office Email: admin@braintumoursociety.org.sg

 

4. Monthly Pledges

The funds raised by our sponsors are mostly for beneficiary spending. As such, we cannot use these to support our day to day office operations. BTSS EXCO and committee members are all volunteers with full time jobs and we need the support of a qualified resource, as well as, working capital to pursue all the work related to our corporate entity and beneficiaries. If everyone in the BTSS community will give even a small sum monthly to support the work BTSS is doing, we will be able to stabilize our cash flow and move on from survival issues to focus on building our entity to serve our brain tumour community better.  Please consider this appeal as a way you can contribute to the work BTSS is doing and aspires to do.  You may find pledging details in the flyer below.

 

5. New bank account

We have opened a new banking account with Maybank.  The details are as follow:
Account Name : Brain Tumour Society (Singapore) Limited

Account Number : 04181070878

Please use the new name and account number if you wish to donate to us on a one time basis for our operations.
Feel free to reach us on 8738-5669 or admin@braintumoursociety.org.sg if you have any questions.

Stay Positive and Live Strong

 

Melissa Lim 
President, Brain Tumour Society (Singapore)

Singapore Health Inspirational Patient Award Winner 2015

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Update: We have moved!

Hi all, please take note that our BTSS office has moved. The new address is on our Contact Us page.

Thank you for noticing this notice, and have a great Chinese New Year holiday!

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2018 End of Year activities

December is the perfect month for our community to enjoy the year-end holidays together. To help build friendships while also enhancing our talents, BTSS has lined up many exciting activities for all of our members. If you are keen, please register quickly with our office at 8738 5669 or reply to our admin@braintumoursociety.org.sg

1. Christmas Shopping for pediatric patients (max 15)

BTSS has a shopping outing with Morgan Stanley (MS) for 15 beneficiaries on the 7 December for Christmas presents.

The details are as follows:

Date: 7 December 2018
Venue: Vivo City
Time: 2:00 – 6:00pm
How to Get There: Harbourfront MRT on CC line

Please RSVP by 23 November (this Friday)

 

2. Support Group Meeting

The BTSS Support Group meeting continues in December, and all adult patients and caregivers are welcome to join us in a time of mutual sharing and support.

Date: 8 December 2018
Venue: SGH Block 6 Level 1 Learning Space
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

 

3. Beginner Keyboard and K pop dance lessons (every Sunday in December)

Exciting new activities lined up too for those interested in music and dance!

Activities: Keyboard and Korean-Pop Dance lessons
Venue: SOMA, Marina Square #03-142
Dates: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Dec (5 sessions in total)

Programme:
3:30pm – K Pop dance
4:30pm – Break
5:00pm – KeyBoard
6:00pm – End

Open to : BTSS Kids/ Adult Patients and Caregivers

Requirements:

  1. Be able to attend at least 3 sessions out of the 5.
  2. If you are able to make it, please indicate which dates you are able to make it and RSVP by 23 November 2018 (This Friday)
  3. We would need a minimum of 5 pax for the keyboard lessons and minimum of 10 pax for the Korean-pop dance lessons.

We hope to see you there! Please register by 23 Nov for the dance and keyboard lessons.”

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Christmas Party 2018!

Dear all,

Christmas is coming real soon and to celebrate the festivities, we are having a Christmas party on the 22nd December at KKH Staff Lounge.

Details are as follows

Date: 22 December 2018
Venue: KKH Staff Lounge (Level 3)
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm


There will be food and games for all to enjoy! 

Please RSVP by 6 December 2018.

In addition to this, each family who register for the Christmas party before 6 December will get to bring a hamper home, so sign up soon!

We look forward to see you all there!

 

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Brainy Car Rally 2018 Photos

A ROARING SUCCESS!

Thank you, for making the 2018 Brainy Car Rally such a wonderful experience! This year’s event saw a spectacular turn out of many new and old friends, and we deeply appreciate each one of you who took time to be part of our Brain Tumour awareness campaign.

For those who unfortunately missed the big day, or who would like to relive the excitement and energy, check out our GALLERY and FACEBOOK for more pictures! We would like to specially thank MVF Studios for the wonderful photographs!

 

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Discussion of Brain Tumours on Radio

We will like to thank Power 98FM and 88.3Jia FM for the opportunity to talk about brain tumour awareness on radio. We hope that through their interviews with Melissa, our BTSS president, more people will be aware of our cause and support brain tumour patients in need. If you want to tune in to the interview, you can catch it on:

88.3FM and Power 98 FM
22 October, 5pm and 7pm (News)
23 October, 9am (News)

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Brainy Car Rally Promo Video

Brainy Car Rally 2018

We are one day away from our Brainy Car Rally! Are you as excited as we are? Come down on 21 October and join us for a memorable day celebrating and standing with the Brain Tumour Community around the world to raise awareness.See you at suntec tomorrow. Open to the public from 10 am to 1 pm. Admission is FREE!#LightupforBTSS #BTSS #Brainycarrally

Posted by Brain Tumour Society Singapore on Friday, 19 October 2018

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Shawn (featured on COCO 爱分享)

Thank you COCO 愛分享 and 马来西亚星洲日报 Malaysia Sin Chew Daily for sharing Shawn’s story! He has been through a lot over the years yet never lets his condition stop him from achieving his dreams.

Our Malaysian friends can show their support for brain tumour awareness by posting creative pictures to illustrate you doing ‘Light up for Brain Tumour Awareness’ on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #LightupforBTSS and #IBTAWeek

Malaysian brain tumour patients who wish to connect with BTSS for moral support or information can email us at enquiry@braintumoursociety.org.sg

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2018 International Brain Tumour Awareness Week – 20-27 October

Did you know, the first International Brain Tumour Awareness Week was 10 years ago? It has been a decade since we have begun to raise global awareness for this deadly disease, but much work still remains.

The International Brain Tumour Awareness Week this year runs from 20 to 27 October 2018. As Singapore’s community of brain tumour beneficiaries and volunteers, BTSS stands together with all those whose lives are affected by brain tumours, whether they be patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, corporations and other stakeholders from around the world.

Come join us this year in our annual Brainy Car Rally to raise awareness about brain tumours through a slew of exciting activities. On 21 Oct 2018, Singapore’s Brain Tumour Awareness Day, stand with us and the rest of the world for the Brain Tumour cause.

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