To mark the Breast Cancer Foundation’s (BCF) 25th anniversary this year, 25 women have pledged to raise $5000 to support the breast cancer community. Under the SHEROes marquee, the inspiring females will raise funds for BCF through their individual projects.
Among them are Noorisha Gafoor, second generation Propnex leadership and daughter of a breast cancer survivor who will be selling high tea sets to pay it forward, as well as Vivian Lim, the license holder for TEDxSingapore who will sell conversation cards that encourage empathy and respect for others.
Getting creative for the cause are Hillary Tijoe, the director of MM Gallerie who is selling coffee and side tables hewn from upcycled marble, as well as founder of Triologie, Sylvia Lim, who will design pink tingkat carriers.
The initiative was unveiled at the launch of Singapore’s first Breast Cancer Centre at Sin Ming Court, a multi-functional space designed to cater to the needs of women with breast cancer and their caregivers. It features a social space, fitness studio as well as crafts room where women can share their experiences and lend support to one another.
“The BCF has been advocating early detection of breast cancer and supporting the breast cancer community in Singapore. In the past three years as Patron of BCF, I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact of its initiatives to improve awareness, and to provide an effective social support system to help breast cancer patients reintegrate back into the workplace and community,” said Indranee Rajah, minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, second minister for finance and national development, at the centre’s opening ceremony.