Singapore Cord Blood Bank Charity Golf 2017
Event manages to raise S$365,000
The non-profit public cord blood bank held their Charity Golf 2017 recently at Sentosa Golf Club’s Serapong Course. Mr Wong Kan Seng, Singapore’s former Deputy Prime Minister, was the Guest-of-honour for the event. The fundraiser was held to help build up the public pool of cord blood units to increase the chances of finding a life-saving match, especially for Malay and Indian patients.
The event included a dinner in the evening after the tournament, and was attended by over 120 guests. Dinner festivities included an auction of donated bottles of wine and paintings to help the cause, much to the delight of the many guests.
In Singapore, 6 people are diagnosed daily with blood cancers or blood disorders. With only a 1-in-4 chance of a match amongst siblings, over 70% of patients are not able to find a match to survive. Over 220 patients in Singapore and around the world have been given a new lease of life with these cord blood units for their Blood Stem Cell Transplant. For many of these patients, the Singapore Cord Blood Bank or SCBB, represents their only hope for survival.