The Blue March 2024

March isn’t just another month; it’s a time to shine a spotlight on Colorectal Cancer Awareness. Here in Singapore, Colorectal Cancer is the leading cancer for both men and women combined, but it’s also the most preventable among all cancers.

On 24th March , we gathered at Bishan Park for The Blue March. There was a good turnout, marking Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a call to action, beckoning the community to unite, raise awareness, and take charge of their health. A heartfelt thanks to all the incredible friends of @ostomysg who stood shoulder to shoulder, bringing not only themselves but their families and even their furry companions to support our cause.

Together, we’re not just walking; we’re marching towards a future where Colorectal Cancer is no longer a threat, armed with knowledge, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and the unwavering support of our community.

#CCAM #OAS #weareallinthistog #ittakesavillage #ostomySG #ostomy #GetBackToLife #NoColonStillRollin #ostomate #OstomyLife #BagWhatBag #stoma #OstomyAwareness #ItTakesGuts #CloseTheCareGap

Colorectal cancer awareness 2024 : The Blue March

Join Us for the “Blue March for Colon Health”!

📅 Date: March 24, 2024
🕒 Time: 8:30 AM
📍 Venue: Bishan Park, meet outside McDonald’s

Let’s paint the town blue! 🎽 Join us for a meaningful morning at the “Blue March for Colon Health” on March 24th at 8:30AM in Bishan Park. This event is all about raising awareness for Colorectal Cancer, symbolized by the blue ribbon. 💙

Whether you’re walking in memory of a loved one, celebrating survivorship, or advocating for prevention, your presence matters. Dress up in your favorite blue outfit to show your support for this important cause!

Spread the word, bring your friends, and let’s stride together towards a healthier future. 💪💙

We can’t wait to see you there!

#BlueMarch#ColorectalCancerAwareness #MarchForACure #ColorectalCancerAwareness2024 #ScreenSaveLives #DressInBlueDay #FightColorectalCancer #ostomysg #ostomyawareness

Mental health can significantly affect individuals living with a condition or illness, influencing their overall well-being, coping mechanisms, and treatment outcomes.

The Changi General Hospital (CGH) – Ostomy Association of Singapore (OAS) Year End Celebration 2023 brought together patients, carers, nurses, doctors, industry partners and volunteers to celebrate Mental Wealth.

All support group members from the Alliance of Colorectal Support Groups (and the Liver & Pancreas Support Groups) and their caregivers were also invited – from Singapore General Hospital, Singapore Cancer Society and TTSH.

It was a fun-filled morning with awesome performances and an informative sharing on Mindfulness.
Many thanks to the organising team, all the performers, our industry partners and awesome volunteers for making this event a huge success.

Celebrating Mental Wealth

As the year draws to a close we are winding down with a year-end event which is both meaningful, fun and exciting.

Calling all Colorectal Patients – newly diagnosed, recovering or recovered, (from any hospital, colorectal support group, or colorectal patient group) – join us at the Changi General Hospital – Ostomy Association of Singapore ‘Mental Wealth’ Event happening on Saturday 25th November at CGH Main Building Auditorium.

This will be an excellent chance for you to meet and connect with those who have walked the journey, as well as learn about all the many other support resources that are available.

Details are in the posters below. Sign up now!

Bowel Cancer Patient turned Doctor – Meet and Greet with Dr Ben Bravery – exclusive to OAS Members, and Colorectal Patients and Support Group Members from SCS, SGH, CGH, TTSH, KTPH, NUH and NTFGH.

Join us in getting to know Dr. Ben Bravery, a passionate advocate for both patients and the future of healthcare.

Dr Ben Bravery was a zoologist who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2011. Throughout his difficult experience in overcoming the disease, he could not shake off the feeling that the human side in healthcare was missing. Today, he is a doctor who hopes to not only help patients throughout their experience, but also change the system to improve the way it treats patients and cancer patients.

Originally a zoologist and science communicator, Ben Bravery worked for the Australian and Chinese governments before being diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer at age twenty-eight. After undergoing eighteen months of cancer treatment, Ben decided on a career change. He became a doctor in 2018 and is now undertaking speciality training in psychiatry. Ben volunteers, advocates, writes and speaks about colorectal cancer, living with cancer, cancer in young adults, medicine and medical education, and is committed to advocating for change in Australia’s healthcare system.

Date: 2 Nov, Thu
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: L1-S3 Seminar Room, Academia (on SGH Campus)