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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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Brain cancer on TV

Our President of BTSS, Melissa was the advisor who shared her experience and knowledge to the research team for Channel 5’s new show, Kin (TIF). In this particular episode, one of the major characters, Deanna deals with her declining health and finds out that she has brain cancer. This is indeed a sad but real plight that many of us face – dealing with a diagnosis and struggling for emotional support from family and friends. At BTSS, we aim to provide information, support and advice to those in need.

Click on this link: https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/kin-tif/ep4/631746 to watch the episode!

If you missed the show on channel 5, you simply catch up on Toggle!

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Xinyu (Featured in Shin Min Daily News)

Thank you Shin Min Daily News 新明日报 for sharing Xinyu’s story. A brain tumour diagnosis not only affects the patient but the whole family. Caring for a loved one can be difficult and we hope that people who read Xinyu’s story will be touched and motivated to support other families in a similar situation.

Read the full article here.

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Melissa (Featured in Shin Min Daily News)

Many thanks to Shin Min Daily News 新明日报 for covering Melissa’s story. A great start in spreading brain tumour awareness! We hope that more people will hear about BTSS and reach out to help our patients and caregivers.

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