• The event celebrates cancer survivorship with a photo exhibition, held across 3 days.
  • The exhibition features photographs taken by patients, survivors and caregivers from a 6-month NCCS photography workshop called “PRINTS”

Singapore, 6 June 2017 – The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) celebrates this year’s National Cancer Survivors Day with a photography exhibition titled: “Remember. Happiness”. Held at the School of the Arts (SOTA), the 3-day exhibition will also feature the launch of a book titled: “When All is Dark, Reach for the Stars”.

Highlighting the significance of the event in celebrating cancer survivorship, the organising chairman of CanSurvive 2017, Dr Chay Wen Yee said, “The photographs taken by our patients, survivors and caregivers is an expression of how they cope with cancer and chose to stay optimistic in the face of adversity. It is not an easy journey and we applaud them for their courage.” Dr Chay is also a Consultant in the Division of Medical Oncology and Co-Chairperson for Patient Support Programme, Division of Community Outreach & Philanthropy in NCCS.

“Remember. Happiness.” is an exhibition featuring 17 photographers who are participants in a photography workshop called “PRINTS” organised by NCCS for patients, survivors and caregivers across a period of 6 months. The participants learned the basics of photography – such as technique and composition – and appreciated the art of photography across all its genres.

From the beginning of this course, participants have been producing a personal series of pictures on the theme “Happiness”. The photos express their own journey and feelings as they chose to remember happiness despite the challenge of dealing with an illness.

“When All is Dark, Reach for the Stars” is a book recounting the personal journeys of 6 survivors and caregivers. Their personal accounts are told in the first person, interspersed with photos of their life. Featuring a journey from fear and displacement, to hope, the will to live and to now, living life to its fullest extent.

Through the 6 stories and over 100 photographs, participants hope to encourage individuals who are impacted by cancer to look beyond their adversities, find the courage to keep fighting and to remember happiness.  

Date/ Time: Friday, 9 June 2017 (12noon to 8:00pm)
Saturday, 10 June 2017 (2:00pm to 8:00pm)
Sunday, 11 June 2017 (10:00am to 6:00pm)

Venue : School of the Arts (SOTA), 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968 School of the Arts Gallery

The photo exhibition will run from 9 to 11 June and the book launch will be on 10 June, 12.00pm.

About National Cancer Centre Singapore

National Cancer Centre Singapore National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) provides a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to cancer treatment and patient care. We treat almost 70 per cent of the public sector oncology cases, and they are benefiting from the sub-specialisation of our clinical oncologists. NCCS is also accredited by the US-based Joint Commission International for its quality patient care and safety. To deliver among the best in cancer treatment and care, our clinicians work closely with our scientists who conduct robust cutting-edge clinical and translational research programmes which are internationally recognised. NCCS strives to be a global leading cancer centre, and shares its expertise and knowledge by offering training to local and overseas medical professionals. For more info, please visit www.nccs.com.sg

About National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivor’s Day is observed worldwide in June annually as a celebration of life and an inspiration to cancer patients. It serves as an important outreach to the community in raising awareness on cancer and survivorship.

Ms Rachel Tan
Direct Line: 6236 9535
Email: rachel.tan.c.h@nccs.com.sg

Mr Alson Tan
Direct Line: 6236 9424
Email: alson.tan.w.j@nccs.com.sg