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BTSS feature in Singapore Health newspaper

This article appears in the September-October 2020 issue of Singapore Health newspaper, a Singapore General Hospital and SingHealth publication.

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Be a Mathemagician!

BTSS was privileged to have coach Priya spend a morning with 10 of our kids on 21 May 2020 over ZOOM video conferencing.  It was a break from this unique lull school holiday season.  In over an hour, coach Priya showed and taught the kids the mathematics behind a trick.  Even though this was the first time that a BTSS kids event has been held virtually, there was little hiccups and everyone participated actively.  It was a productive morning and the kids can’t wait for their second session with coach Priya next week!  Thank you coach Priya for sharing your love for BTSS!

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BTSS COVID-19 Care Package

BTSS has acquired and received donations of masks and thermometers which we will allocate to those among us who are unwell and require active treatments such as chemo, radiotherapy and medical reviews and tests.
If you are such a patient, please complete this form http://bit.ly/BTSSCares
Brain tumour patients who are not yet members of BTSS can likewise put in your request for masks and thermometers by reaching out to admin@braintumoursociety.org.sg.
We appreciate donations from recipients and supporters to replenish our stocks which are mostly imported from overseas.

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Healthy Diet & Lifestyle Workshop – 7 March 2020

With COVID-19 precautionary measures put in place, BTSS invited Shilpi Mohanty, a holistic health and wellness coach to share her knowledge and experience with us. We were inspired to make simple changes to our diet, personal care and even breathing techniques to improve our well-being. Thank you so much Shilpi for enlightening us this morning 😊

 

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NUSSCSC Grant A Wish – 26 Oct 2019

Our kids met up for the second time with the student volunteers from NUS Students’ Community Club Service for the wish engagement activities at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital on 26 Oct 2019.  Despite the air conditioning system not working at the Staff Lounge, the kids had fun engaging in craft activities where they made gifts for children from another organisation.  To give is always a blessing which we hope our kids will learn to appreciate.

The finale of this program will happen on 14 December, which is also our Christmas Party!  Watch out for the announcement!

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BTSS Tuition Programme

The school year is almost coming to an end, and the weekly group tuition has been concluded. We would like to express our gratitude to Yicheng, Terynn, Jaycinth, Bryan and Sean from Hwa Chong Institution for putting others above themselves to tutor our BTSS kids over the last few months. Having these big brothers and sisters to look up upon, our young beneficiaries had enjoyed the learning journey even more.
We would be back with a tuition program for our BT kids in 2020. Brain tumour kids who are keen to join our programmes should contact our office at admin@braintumoursociety.org.sg for information and arrangements.

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Miss World Singapore Coronation Night

Lights!Cameras!Action! It was a starry night on 19 Oct as 13 of our beneficiaries were invited to the coronation night of Miss World Singapore at MediaCorp Studio. BTSS is adopted as the charity for Miss World Singapore’s Beauty with a Purpose program. Watching the event live, our beneficiaries had a chance to glimpse behind the scenes, and went home understanding how the Beauty with a Purpose program has raised funds for disadvantaged people all over the world since it’s inception in 1972. Thank you Celebrity Group for adopting BTSS as the charity for Miss World Singapore 2019.

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Lim Boon Keng The Musical

Our beneficiaries were in for a sensory treat over the period 10-13 Oct 2019 as they were treated to the first ever musical on Lim Boon Keng staged at Victoria Theatre.  This was brought to us by the good people of Musical Theatre Limited.  A BIG Thank You to you MTL!  For some of us, it was the first time experiencing a musical, and for all, a wonderful feast for the eyes, ears and souls.  Such was the power of the musical that had a young active beneficiary sitting still for a full 70 minutes!  Therapy can indeed come in different forms, so thank you again MTL for the blessings you gave to our beneficiaries!

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BTSS Children’s Day 2019

On 6 Oct 2019, BTSS celebrated with our wonderful pediatric beneficiaries and their families at the NUS Guild House.  A big group of 45 beneficiaries from 14 families started with a yummy lunch followed by a fun and interesting workshop with the NUS Students’ Community Service Club volunteers.  While the kids were well engaged, parents gathered in a round table fashion to discuss concerns about their kids’ treatments, schooling and future.  What better way to end the day than treating the kids to an old school type of carnival!  The kids had fun playing carnival games and munching on snacks!  Yuan Lin, our beneficiary, even walked off with the third prize at the lucky draw!  BTSS would like to thank the students from NUSSCS for inviting our children in their “Grant A Wish XVII” activity.

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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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