The aim is to improve the quality of life of all cancer patients and their families through a number of friendship initiatives.
Children and young adults (CYA) with cancer were categorized into groups according to their age, gender and language and an event called the ‘Friendship Initiative’ was organized to introduce patients from one group to another.
21 patients attended the event with patients of the same groups seated at the same table. Parents also attended so they could get to know one another. Different activities were organized including awareness activities about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for example eating a healthy diet and taking part in physical activity. Some cancer survivors also joined the event to share their experiences and create hope for other patients.
Feedback questionnaires were distributed at the end of the event followed by an in-depth interview with patients and their parents to help shape similar events in the future.
Planning for the second cancer support group meeting is now in progress.
Patient Talent Exhibition Initiative
This initiative aims to inspire people to change the way they look at cancer patients. Through this exhibition, we aim to encourage patients to think positively about cancer.
As part of their recovery journey, cancer patients are helped and encouraged to continue practicing the hobbies and activities they enjoyed before being diagnosed with cancer. It is hoped that this exhibition will boost their confidence and self-esteem.