CHIJ students, staff donate hair to breast cancer patients

“I feel that cutting eight inches of my hair and turning them into wigs to help cancer patients is something very meaningful,” said 15-year-old Celine Lee, a student from the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Secondary (Toa Payoh).She was one of more than 50 students and current staff from the school, who pledged to [...]

Catholics learn about Sikhism through visit to temple

Catholics from various parishes were greeted with a surprise even before they stepped into the Central Sikh Temple at 2 Towner Road. They caught a glimpse of a newly-wed Sikh couple.The 16 Catholics including the executive secretary of the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD), Mr Gerald Kong, learnt more about Sikhism on Jan [...]

St Anne’s Church holds Hair for Hope event

For the first time since its inception in 2003, Hair for Hope, Children’s Cancer Foundation’s (CCF) signature annual fundraiser, welcomed a church onboard as a satellite partner. More than 100 St Anne’s Church parishioners made their bald statements on June 22, to raise childhood cancer awareness and funds for CCF beneficiaries and their families. “We want [...]

Girls shave their locks to support cancer sufferers

Seven girls and more than 100 boys and male teachers of St Joseph’s Institution International shaved their heads in a show of solidarity with children suffering from cancer.The June 11 event was organised as part of Hair for Hope, a fundraiser of the Children’s Cancer Foundation. In addition, 60 girls, along with one mother and [...]

Josephians shave head for good cause

SINGAPORE – About 160 Josephians comprising students and staff shaved their heads to raise awareness of childhood cancer in Singapore in partnership with the Children’s Cancer Foundation’s (CCF) "Hair for Hope". This unorthordox act of charity attracted 11 teachers, including two La Salle Brothers and three female teachers, and some 150 students to part with [...]