Hands-on commitment to cancer awareness

Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC MP Alex Yam putting the final touches to a crochet doll yesterday as part of a project that aims to raise awareness of children with cancer. He is accompanied by Ms Chong Hui Min, 17, a cancer survivor. About 150 cancer survivor
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Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC MP Alex Yam putting the final touches to a crochet doll yesterday as part of a project that aims to raise awareness of children with cancer. He is accompanied by Ms Chong Hui Min, 17, a cancer survivor. About 100 cancer survivors, their family members and student volunteers from the People's Association Youth Movement made 200 crochet dolls with words of encouragement stitched onto them. Held at Yew Tee Community Club, Project Crochet: Resilience Against Cancer was one of more than 80 projects in the inaugural Community YOUthCare Festival being held from March 4 to April 2. Meanwhile, at Tampines Changkat Community Club yesterday, needy residents received free screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers. It was part of a partnership between Mount Elizabeth Hospital and the People's Association to raise cancer awareness among Singaporeans.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2017, with the headline 'Hands-on commitment to cancer awareness'. Print Edition | Subscribe