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It’s Mother’s Day today and I’ll be taking my family out for a celebration over dinner to honor that special woman in my life. I love my mother, she’s a wonderful person who always puts others before herself. The smart cookie has been a fantastic role model to me and my younger sisters because Mom always, always lives by example.

Contrary to what people may assume, I come from a very humble family and Mom’s really worked very hard. She used to be a nurse, and I think she used to hope that one of her 3 girls would be a medical professional one day… but I don’t think that’s gonna happen. LOL. However, health is still tremendously important. So that’s why I feel there’s no better day than today to talk about this women related issue…

Power Over Cervical Cancer – kill those cells before they get to you!

Cervical Cancer — we have the power to prevent it!

The word “cancer” scares me. a hell lot. my maternal grandma passed away 6 years ago because of cancer in the pancreas. Her health deteriorated very fast, though, at one point, she seemed to become better. We tried all sorts of methods, western medicine, TCM, some supersonic bubble bath thingie.

But it didn’t work. After battling for 1+ years, she left us.

And then there was my uncle Jason. We did not hear from him for some time, and then one day, we received news that he had cancer in the liver (if I’m not wrong). My mummy and aunt Jeannie cried and cried, couldn’t believe it. Because it was already at the last stage, and there wasn’t much that we could do. Of course, he went for chemotherapy, stayed at a hospice, etc.

But it didn’t work. Not long after, he couldn’t even recognise us, and then… left us too.

Cancer. I never knew that cervical cancer could be prevented. I’ve heard of it before, but I didn’t think that it will affect me so young now, and I thought of only thinking about it when I’m older. but this is wrong. You should go for your vaccination before you have your first sexual intercourse. It is recommended for women below 25 years old to go for the cervical cancer vaccination. It is of course not foolproof, and women will have to go for a regular pap smear every 3 years for a check-up from age 25 years onwards. Well, that is after you have had your first sexual intercourse. Virgins do not need to go for a pap smear.

$600 is really a small sum to pay. The cost to treat cancer after it has occurred is many times that amount. Chemotherapy for certain cancers costs between $1,800 and $2,500 every THREE weeks. And don’t bank all your hopes on Medisave either. The withdrawal limit for Medisave is $1,200 every month.

The saying “Prevention is Better Than Cure” is never better used than now. Go get your HPV vaccinations before it is too late! It is 3 dosage in 6 months.

Power Over Cervical Cancer is a campaign that aims to make Singapore the country with the lowest incidence of Cervical Cancer and they need your help to spread the word. Pledge your support for this cause and protect those you care about by telling them about Cervical Cancer. Together, we have POWER Over Cervical Cancer. Click the button below to begin!

POCC – Event

POWER TO ENJOY
RETAIL THERAPY
26 May 2013
*SCAPE Orchard
Level 2 Warehouse
11 am – 8 pm
Be the 1st 100 to Register Now and stand to win in our sure-win lucky dip!

View the reasons why you must not miss this event!

POCC – Celebrate Life – Pink Patry

Entry Ticket

8.30 pm – 10.30 pm (Party till late)

Ticket Holder Admission: 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Free Parking

Interested? Register your details in the form below and we’ll inform you if you qualify for the free ticket!

Registration Closing Date: 23 July 2010

  1. Each NRIC/FIN is limited to 1 ticket only.
  2. Minimum 18 years old. A photo ID must be presented upon entry.
  3. Registrants are strongly advised to come dressed in pink.
  4. There are limited tickets only. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email for redemption of entry ticket onsite at Zouk on 24 July 2010 from 7pm onwards.
  5. Limited tickets only. Successful registrant will receive a confirmation email for redemption of entry ticket onsite at Zouk on 24 July 2010 from 7pm onwards.
  6. Confirmation email must be printed and shown to redeem for the tickets
  7. Any enquiries, please contact person in charge

Party all night long with us @ Zouk – in PINK!

24 July 2010 (Sat)
8.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Join us in celebration of life and Power Over Cervical Cancer at this party of the month! Grab your friends and come dressed in pink or teal to show your support and make this party a success!

  • Launch of limited edition POCC wristlet especially designed by designer brand Muiik
  • Stunning pole fitness performance
  • Breathtaking illusion show by Magic Babe Ning & more!

1000 goodie bags to be given and enjoy one for one drinks promotion. With great music, let’s party the night away at Zouk!

Limited tickets up for grabs.

Admission from 8 pm – 10 pm. Ticket holders are entitled to stay on and party after the event.

Please mail rachel@oasiscommunications.com.sg for enquiries.