Series Support to Singapore Cancer Society

Asian Tour Commissioner Cho Minn Thant (left) and Rahul Singh, Head of the International Series (right), present a cheque to Albert Ching, CEO of the Singapore Cancer Society, ahead of the International Series Singapore. Picture by Asian Tour.

Singapore: October is known worldwide as the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, and The International Series is joining the fight against the disease, with a US$25,000 contribution to the Singapore Cancer Society, made at the International Series Singapore.

Singapore Cancer Society Commissioner & CEO Albert Ching received the cheque from Rahul Singh, Head of The International Series, and Cho Minn Thant, CEO & Commissioner of the Asian Tour, ahead of the tournament at Tanah Merah Country Club.

The Singapore Cancer Society has also laid on a special awareness activation, running through to Sunday, where a limited number of free Faecal Immunochemical Test kits (FIT kits), a vital preliminary test for colorectal cancer, will be distributed to Singaporean spectators aged 50 and above, while stocks last. Special educational games and brochures will also be available at the stand which is located at the Tanah Merah Country Club spectator pick up and drop off spot.

The activation also features complimentary health tests – including blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol – conducted by medical professionals in partnership with the Hope Ambulance.

To further raise awareness about the disease and to show support for those affected by Breast Cancer, players donned pink ribbons, provided by the Singapore Cancer Society, on their caps or clothing during day one of the tournament.

Singh said: “We have an on-going commitment to the communities that host our International Series events, and it is vital that we use our platform to support these societies.

“In this instance, we are raising awareness about cancer to encourage positive change in health and well-being in Singapore, the home and heartland of the Asian Tour.”

Ching said: “Cancer is the leading cause of death in Singapore and that is why the Singapore Cancer Society must step up to support society here by minimising cancer and maximising lives.

“Support like this from The International Series is crucial – in terms of supporting the cancer community and also in helping our work as we reach out to the wider community and general public at large to educate them about cancer awareness so they can also play their part in this important fight to minimise the disease.”

The International Series Singapore is one of the Asian Tour’s series of marquee events.

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