10 Jul '11, 2pm

Run raises $600,000 to help combat cancer

Run raises $600,000 to help combat cancer

MG (NS) Chan Chun Seng, acting minister of MCYS with wheel-chairbound Jagdish sing who lost his mother to cancer last year, at the 5km run of the The Race Against Cancer organized by the Singapore cancer society at East Coast Park. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR OF THE 7,500 participants in the Race Against Cancer on Sunday, 11-year-old Jagdish Singh was possibly one of the most excited, badgering his aunt about when they had to set off. And with good reason: Before his mother died of lung cancer last year, she was getting help from the Singapore Cancer Society, which organised the charity run, to pay for treatment. Even now, Jagdish, whose muscular dystrophy renders him wheelchair-bound, gets subsidised tutoring from the society, which provides aid to cancer patients and their families. His maternal aunt, Madam Bhajan Kaur, 61, said: 'The Cancer Society has to help thousands of...

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