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What are you planning for your next holiday? Maybe just a simple gathering and dinner with your family or friends? Well, how about sharing that festive spirit with those in need?

 

Chiara Resized

 

Meet Chiara Sada. She is no stranger to cancer. When she was 6-years-old, her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 5 years ago, she was diagnosed with skin cancer.

Not allowing her disease to deter her spirit, one of the ways she wants to fight back cancer is by giving back to the cancer community.

Ms Chiara wanted to volunteer for a charity on her on accord and was introduced to Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) through her workplace, the Australian & New Zealand Association (ANZA). She volunteered for the SCS Festive Cheer with a Heart programme that treats SCS beneficiaries with goodie bags and festive food packs delivered by SCS volunteers right to their door steps during the festive seasons.

Ms Chiara volunteered during the Hari Raya season. She visited two houses.

 

Chiara remembers that the second house she visited was occupied by a 60-year-old man who just got back from surgery. He was living all by himself. She decided to accompany him for a little longer.

 

She chatted with him not noticing the time go by.

 

While conversing with the beneficiary, Chiara became very empathetic towards his situation that she explained the services and the other avenues of support that SCS could provide, recollecting the programmes and services of SCS from the brief she had before the visit.

 

As she was making a report at the end of the visit, she had a sense of fulfilment that she was able to make a difference within the cancer community.

Chiara reflected, “Volunteering with SCS will give a different perspective in life to individuals. There is a community that needs our support and visiting them during the festive season gives them an assurance that they are not alone.”

Learn about what our volunteers do and/or sign up as a volunteer here: https://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/get-involved/volunteer.html

 

Our volunteers give their time and talents to help us minimise the impact of cancer in Singapore. They participate in a range of activities that address real needs at every stage of the cancer journey. At the same time, by volunteering, they gain the opportunity to:

  • Learn, share, and develop a variety of skills
  • Bond with members of your family or community
  • Make a lasting impact in the lives of others

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