The inaugural National Cancer Centre Singapore’s (NCCS) Row for Hope Boat Race 2016, supported by the Oxford and Cambridge Society was a fun-filled success – and all for a good cause –we surpassed our target of $70,000!
The haze dissipated and the dark and light blues came together on a glorious Saturday afternoon at Gardens by the Bay East to compete in good spirit in the mixed, women’s and men’s races, as well as a joint effort against the ASBO team ( any school but Oxbridge) team. Cambridge emerged victorious in every race, and ASBO narrowly beat our Oxbridge team.
The Pink Spartans cancer survivors showed us their mettle with a magnificant dragon boat demonstration while medical students from NUS and Duke-NUS entertained the crowd.
International Olympic Committee Vice President Ng Ser Miang graced the occasion and handed out his first medals since Joseph Schooling’s Olympic Gold medal. Winners and runners-up alike celebrated with sprays of champagne and revelry on stage, concluding a day of hard work, fun, healthy competition and giving back to the community– and starting a wonderful precedent for a new tradition .
Thank you everyone for your hard work behind the scenes and for the immense support !
The crews getting into the mood the Saturday before the Oxford and Cambridge Universities Singapore Boat Races next week!
Don’t forget to join us on 27 August for a fun-filled carnival and thrilling races on the water, all to raise funds for cancer care and survivorship in partnership with NCCS.
You can also make a donation at giving.sg/community-cancer-fund/rowforhope2016
(Oxbridge donors, please include (Oxbr) after your name on the donor page so that we can track the donations collected from our illustrious alumni.)
Over an evening of food and wine, some 30 members of the Society and guests were pleased to host Mr Abdullah Tarmugi, former Speaker of Parliament, to a Fireside Chat. The discussion, which centred on “Singapore’s Model of Interracial and Interreligious Harmony – New Challenges Within and Without”, was conducted under Chatham House rules.