Emcee Jimmy interacting with the audience
The second edition of the annual NCIS Ribbon Challenge was held this morning (16 Mar) at the open field beside Westgate Atrium and has reached many members of the public.
Members of the public inquiring about NCIS Ribbon Challenge
Children pledging the support for NCIS Ribbon Challenge 2019
This educational cancer awareness carnival, where members of the public pinned a cancer ribbon each and wrote pledges to go for regular screening. At the end of the event, more than 15,000 cancer ribbons were collected!
Cancer is currently the leading cause of death in Singapore, accounting for 29.7% of deaths in 2015. It was estimated that the lifetime risk for developing cancer in the Singapore population is approximately 1 for every 4-5 people.
Cancer survivors band together for support and exercise
Oncologists giving talks on cancer prevention and screening
Through public education, NCIS hopes to raise awareness of cancer and to prevent them through healthy lifestyle. During the carnival, oncologists also shared insights on common cancers diagnosed in Singapore – colorectal, gynaecological and lung cancers.
Emcee Jim interviewing members of public
Game booth for the young
To further encourage an active lifestyle for better overall health, a 45-minutes mass exercise session was held on-site too.