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.
Block 6, Level 1
Registration is required for this event as we have to cater for food. Email us at [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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 [email protected]
Stay Positive and Live Strong
President, Brain Tumour Society (Singapore)
Singapore Health Inspirational Patient Award Winner 2015
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!
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)
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!
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!
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!
“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.