October is internationally recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). During BCAM, BCF holds two hallmark initiatives, an annual fundraiser, 'Wear the Pink Ribbon Campaign' and an awareness building event, the 'Pink Ribbon Walk'. Both campaigns attract tremendous public attention, participation and permeate across all layers of society.
One of the major events in BCAM 2015 is the Pink Ribbon Walk, organized by Breast Cancer Foundation annually to raise public awareness on breast cancer. This event will be held on 03 October 2015 (Saturday), at Marina Bay Event Square. We are targeting 5,000 participants for the event and the walk emphasises the importance of a healthy lifestyle to reduce the likelihood of contracting breast cancer.
As Singapore approaches its 50th year of independence in 2015, the Government will match equally eligible donations raised by participating voluntary welfare organizations. This will effectively double any contribution you make in 2015. On top of that, all donations eligible for tax exemption will receive three times tax rebate e.g. $1,000 donation will yield $2,000 for BCF and $3,000 in tax rebate for the donor/ sponsor in 2015.