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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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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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Peter and Sindy

Married for 30 years and blessed with two sons, Peter was shocked when his wife, Sindy was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Determined to maintain a positive outlook for the sake of his wife and children, Peter decided to attend regular support group meetings to learn how to be a proper caregiver for his wife.

Sindy fought hard, tackling each treatment and surgery with courage. Sadly, she passed away in March 2018, surrounded by family and friends. In dedication to his wife’s memory, Peter has continued to attend support group meetings so that he could provide the same support the group has provided to other caregivers struggling to care for their loved ones.

The journey of fighting and recovering from brain tumours is often an isolating one for patients and their families. If you know someone who needs support and advice from Brain Tumour Society Singapore (BTSS), please connect them to us.

Show your support for BTSS by coming down for our Brainy Car Rally on 21 October 2018. We have interactive games and booths for everyone! Attend this meaningful event to your friends and family, we hope to see you there!

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Knowledge is power. Join BTSS Talks!

We at BTSS are blessed and fortunate to have the incredible support of a dedicated team of medical professionals who volunteer their time to share their expertise and insights with us each month during our BTSS Talks.

This October, we are super thankful to Assoc Prof Ng Wai Hoe, Medical Director of NNI, who gave an insightful and interesting talk on advances in tumour surgery. A lively Q&A session was had with discussions on various issues brain tumour patients faced.

Thanks Prof Ng!

BTSS Talks are held on selected Saturday mornings in SGH, do check out our upcoming events for their dates. We are currently planning a series of relevant and useful talks in 2019, and will release their dates as soon as they are ready.

All are welcome, so we hope to see you there!

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Shawn (Featured in Lianhe Wanbao)

Thank you Lianhe Wanbao 联合晚报 for featuring Shawn in this evening’s papers. Shawn has certainly been through a lot over the last few years and he has always been a tough fighter. We are proud of Shawn for never letting his condition stop him from pursuing his dreams and ambitions.

As one of our very own committee members, Shawn serves wholeheartedly to advance the programmes and causes of BTSS. A true inspiration to all of us, thank you Shawn!

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Brain Tumour on TV – K I N

Have you been keeping up with Channel 5’s Kin? It has been very heartwarming to see a brain tumour patient represented on television.
Melissa Lim, our president has this to say:

“I have been following the KIN series and find that the portrayal of the presentation of the disease was realistic. Brain Tumour is difficult to detect as the symptoms, like headaches, seem generic. It usually takes an accident, like a fall, for further investigations to reveal a brain tumour. Good research Mediacorp.”

Show your support for brain tumour awareness by tuning in and sharing the TV series to your families and friends.

You can always catch up with the show on Toggle if you missed an episode.

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Brainy Car Rally 2018 – Light Up Installation!

Along with adrenaline-charged Supercars, one of the key highlights of BCR would definitely be the light up installation! Attendees may light up a bottle to show their support for brain tumour awareness. These bottles will be placed in a special exhibition shaped like a brain. Are you excited to show your support for brain tumour awareness?

Mark your calenders for Brainy Car Rally on 21 October 2018! We will feature many interactive games and activities that participants will enjoy so see you there!

Admission is FREE!

 

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