Singtel-SCS RAC 2020 [Virtual Edition] is a race to save lives – Organised by SCS, RAC 2020 aims to raise funds for cancer treatment subsidies, welfare assistance, cancer rehabilitation, hospice care, cancer screenings, research, public education and cancer support group initiatives.
Funds raised will help to drive SCS's programmes and services such as the SCS Cancer Care Fund, SCS Cancer Rehabilitation Centre, SCS Cancer Treatment Fund, SCS Help the Children and Youth Programme and the SCS Welfare Aid.
RAC exists to make our statement against cancer, to minimise cancer and maximise lives. No one should fight cancer alone - this event invites people of all walks of life to join in the fight and run alongside those who are impacted by cancer.
We are unable to organise the physical event as we did in previous years, where all participants gather at a place at one time for the race. Due to the COVID-19 situation this year, RAC will be conducted virtually as part of efforts to adhere to safe distancing measures. The Virtual edition of RAC 2020 provides an opportunity for participants to run at their own convenience, within the race period.
The Virtual edition of RAC 2020 will be a 9-day event where participants can run anywhere in Singapore by using a GPS-enabled app (STRAVA is the preferred app) to track your runs. Participants can choose to run at the Parks or Park Connector Network (PCN) in your immediate neighbourhood or even within your own home, as long as the GPS-enabled app is able to capture your running route.
Cancer is so pervasive in Singapore with 39 people diagnosed with cancer every day and in all parts of Singapore. SCS would like to rally participants to run and conquer the entire Singapore map to signify that we are CONNECTED AS ONE giving hope and support to the cancer community. Our goal is to cover and heat up the entire map of Singapore to fight against cancer and save lives!
Established in 1964, Singapore Cancer Society is a self-funded voluntary welfare organisation which provides patient care services to needy cancer patients through its welfare, hospice home care, cancer treatment subsidy and rehabilitation support programmes. In addition, the Society also provides free cancer screening services and promotes cancer awareness and prevention through its public education and community outreach programmes.
The Society organises various fundraising activities, including Race Against Cancer, to rally the community to join in the fight, raising funds to support us in providing quality services to cancer patients, their families and the public.
Every year, we need to raise S$20million to fund our programmes and services.
For the Virtual RAC 2020, our target is to raise a total of $800,000.
For a list of our programmes and services, please click here.