Dr Iskandar Jalil, a Cultural Medallion award winner and cancer survivor, came out of retirement to specially craft a pottery piece titled "Resilience" for an auction at the NCCS biennial charity dinner Colours of Hope. Dr Jalil's piece fetched $20,000.   Another art piece by renowned local artist Tong Chin Sye fetched $48,000.

Proceeds from the auction on 12 November 2016 came to a total of $68,000, bringing the amount raised from pledges and donations since April 2016 to just under $9 million, which will support patient-impact care and research programmes.

"In Singapore, about 37 people are diagnosed with cancer every day. Nonetheless, it is comforting that in the past five years, cancer survival rates have more than doubled," Guest-of-Honour DPM Teo Chee Hean addressed.

"Much of this can be attributed to greater awareness and early detection, the availability of better and less invasive treatment methods, and a strong system to help patients." DPM Teo added: "The collective effort by all the volunteers and contributors go a long way to enable more cancer patients to lead better lives."

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Video Link

Screened for the first time at NCCS' Charity Dinner 2016, the video showcases the people and programmes that the Community Cancer Fund covers.

You can do your part for the cancer community here: https://www.giving.sg/community-cancer-fund