20,000 take part in run to raise cancer awareness

More than 20,000 runners took to the streets early Sunday morning in a run to raise cancer awareness.

The run, which started at the F1 Pit Building, is part of the Daffodil Days campaign, organised by the Singapore Cancer Society.

The daffodil acts as a symbol of hope for all cancer patients and survivors.

Daffodil Days 2013 was launched during the 2XU Compression Run by Tan Chuan-Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower and Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of National Development.

The Singapore Cancer Society will be celebrating Daffodil Days throughout the month of April.

Albert Ching, CEO of Singapore Cancer Society, said: “With cancer being the cause of one death in every four in Singapore, there is a good chance that everyone’s lives will be touched by this disease at some point in time. Through Daffodil Days, we want to reach out to cancer patients and their caregivers, to tell them that they are not alone in their battle against this disease.”

Source: CNA