Milestones
2016

To sustain our services on Hong Kong Island and as a result of renovations by the Urban Renewal Authority, we plan to relocate our CancerLink support centre in Central to North Point in December 2016.

We planned to open a new CancerLink support centre in Kwai Chung to reach out to patients at Princess Margaret Hospital and families in Kowloon and New Territories West.

Members of our peer support network increased to 20,200, up 40% from last year.

We reached 3.7 million people through our prostate cancer awareness campaign, as measured by a survey carried out by Nielsen Media. Almost 1.3 million people responded positively to our campaign’s call to action and committed to regular checking and increasing their understanding about prostate cancer.

With a research grant of HK$1,000,000, we supported a new study conducted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong on affordable multi-gene mutation drug matching for recurrent ovarian cancer patients in Hong Kong.

2015

Our Rainbow Club programme receives the 2015 Best Practice Award from The Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

New Wellness programmes, such as chair yoga, Satyananda yoga and Tibetan Singing Bowls Healing are created to cater to the specific needs of our users.

More than 1,500 cancer survivors, their families and Cancer Fund supporters gather for our largest-ever celebration event, Celebration of Life, at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

Members of the legendary Hong Kong band, The Wynners, become spokespeople for our prostate-cancer campaign.

2014

We fund the environment-improvement project for the Outpatient Department, Department of Clinical Oncology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

We begin a two-year sponsorship of the purchase of artificial urinary sphincters at the Department of Surgery, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. The aim is to improve the quality of life of prostate-cancer patients in low-income families who have significant urinary incontinence following a radical prostatectomy.

We support an exchange tour to Hangzhou, China, by members of the New Voice Club of Hong Kong (a peer and rehabilitation support group for cancer survivors who have had their voice box surgically removed) to provide a Laryngectomees’ Speech Training Programme for local medical professionals and patients.

We support two new research projects – on pain-related symptoms in Chinese cancer patients and a nurse-led symptom/psycho-oncology clinic – at the University of Hong Kong.

ANZ bank sponsors a project for the revamp of our cancer information booklets, with content updated and the design refreshed.

A registered dietician joins our CancerLink service for the first time to provide one-on-one dietetic consultations.

2013

Cancer support is enhanced with our renovation of the Department of Clinical Oncology at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. Facilities at the reception, patient waiting hall and medical consultation rooms are upgraded to provide a more relaxing, positive environment to promote healing.

We receive the Best Practice Award in Social Service from The Hong Kong Council of Social Service for our home care service. The service is among 89 projects nominated by organisations throughout Hong Kong, with only 18 receiving awards.

“Check Regularly” is the theme of this year’s CancerFund Pink Revolution, which raises funds for free breast-cancer services, including a discounted mammogram programme for low-income, high-risk women. As part of our efforts to raise awareness we organise a public talk and educational promotions.

We double the number of wellness and holistic-health programmes on a year-on-year basis to 122, and increase the number of classes from 522 to 1,007. In total, we receive 21,732 visits to our CancerLink Centres to 13,619, representing a rise of 60% year-on-year.

2012

We mark 25 years of providing free care and support to those affected by cancer.

We produce a special TV commercial featuring the stories of 25 of our supporters, survivors and friends. The commercial – the message of which is “we may not know each other, but we all have something in common: overcoming cancer” – is nominated in the general category of the TVB Most Popular TV Commercial Awards.

With a donation of HK$550,000 from Hong Kong Cancer Fund, United Christian Hospital sets up a temporary Cancer Patient Resource Centre to provide psychosocial support to more than 1,500 new cancer patients and their families each year. A permanent centre will be built when the new United Christian Hospital is completed in 2018.

The number of attendances for our wellness programmes, which are designed to help cancer survivors discover a sense of peace and self-control, is 13,619, an 82% rise over last year.

2011

We open the CancerLink Support Centre in Tin Shui Wai.

Our Rainbow Club begins offering services to children aged 5-15 who have close relatives with cancer.

We fund upgrades to the Cancer Patient Resource Centre and Oncology Department waiting areas at Tuen Mun Hospital.

We provide funds for the upgrade of the Integrated Oncology Clinic at the Prince of Wales hospital.

2010

We move to being a non-profit company, limited by guarantee, from being a charitable trust. Our name changes to Hong Kong Cancer Fund from Hong Kong Cancer Fund, Friends of the EORTC Foundation.

We fund an upgrade of the Breast Service Centre at Pok Oi Hospital

We sponsor the Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Congress in Shenzhen, China.

We sponsor the Union for International Cancer Control’s World Cancer Congress in Shenzhen, China.

2009

We fund an upgrade of the Oncology Outpatient Clinic at Queen Mary Hospital.

We fund the new Acupuncture Centre at Prince Of Wales Hospital.

We launch the inaugural Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign.

2008

We fund an upgrade of the Cancer Patient Support Centre at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

We launch our free Homecare programme, which provides support to those with cancer who are unable to access care services because they live alone, lack social support or are physically too weak to care for themselves.

2007

We mark 20 years of providing free care and support to those with cancer and their families.

We open a Cancer Patient Support Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital.

The CancerLink Support Centre in Wong Tai Sin marks 10 years of providing free care and support services.

2006

We open the CancerLink Support Centre in Central.

We co-fund the Integrated Palliative Day Care Centre at Tang Shiu Kin Hospital Community Ambulatory Care Centre.

We launch our first Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign.

We fund upgrades to the Cancer Patient Support Centres at Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth hospitals.

We fund a new Ambulatory Cancer Care Centre at Prince of Wales Hospital.

2005

We upgrade our website to include more comprehensive cancer-related information.

We fund an ultrasound screening machine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

We fund the visual therapy programme at Tuen Mun Hospital.

We fund an expansion of services, such as nurse training, to private hospitals throughout Hong Kong.

We launch the inaugural anti-smoking and SunSmart awareness campaigns.

Our Stride for a Cure walkathon marks 10 years of raising funds for cancer research.

We upgrade facilities at the CancerLink Support Centre in Wong Tai Sin.

2004

We fund the opening of two Cancer Patient Support Centres in Shanghai.

We organises a volunteer training exchange tour to Shanghai Cancer Recovery Club.

We fund the expansion of the Day Chemotherapy Room at Tuen Mun Hospital.

2003

We support the setup of the Cancer Patient Resource Centre at Prince of Wales Hospital.

We fund a visit to Hong Kong by the Shanghai Cancer Recovery Club.

We fund new premises for the New Voice Club, a peer and rehabilitation support group for cancer survivors who have had their voice box surgically removed.

CancerLink hosts a forum entitled “Psychosocial Support – practice and future direction”.

We begin distributing our Reach to Recovery packs for those with nasopharyngeal cancer to hospitals in Hong Kong.

2002

We join with the Hong Kong Council on Smoking & Health to lobby the government for a ban on smoking in all indoor public places.

2001

We are invited to join a government task force on cancer control.

We launch our inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Pink Revolution.

We fund the training in Australia of an oncology nurse.

We donate a seven-seater vehicle to Haven of Hope Hospice to enhance its palliative care services.

We fund a visual therapy programme in the Day Chemotherapy Room of Tuen Mun Hospital.

2000

We launch a Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign.

We organise a Celebration of Life event to honour cancer survivors.

1999

We launch a visual therapy project at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

We begin funding of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry.

1998

We begin distributing our Reach to Recovery packs for those with breast cancer in hospitals.

We launch a bilingual cancer-information website to extend our free cancer information support to people around the world.

1997

Hong Kong Cancer Fund marks 10 years of providing free care and support.

We open our CancerLink Support Centre in Wong Tai Sin.

We launch the CancerLink Hotline, which people can call to get information about cancer and support services.

We start our hospital visit programme, which sees volunteers and social workers providing information and emotional support to those with cancer when visiting clinics.

We launch our public-education campaigns.

1996

We organise the first Stride for a Cure walk to raise funds for cancer research.

We begin funding the Yin Chun Club, a peer-support  group for those with breast cancer.

We open the Cancer Patient Support Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

1995

We begin an equipment loan scheme for those with cancer.

We fund the first free Cervical Screening Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital.

We begin funding the Kin Lok Club, a peer-support  group for those with nasopharyngeal cancer.

1994

We co-sponsor the first Hong Kong International Cancer Conference.

We begin hospital-environment improvement programmes at Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Tuen Mun hospitals.

We open Cancer Patient Support Centres in Tuen Mun and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern hospitals.

We fund the staffing of a clinical psychologist at Tuen Mun Hospital.

1993

We publish the first series of bilingual cancer booklets.

We begin a two-year funding project for an oncology nurse at Prince of Wales Hospital.

We support a voice-training programme in mainland China by New Voice Club, a peer and rehabilitation support group for cancer survivors who have had their voice box surgically removed.

1992

We open our first Cancer Patient Support Centre, at Queen Mary Hospital.

1991

We fund cancer care and nurse training overseas for Hong Kong medical professionals.

We fund a Hospice Care programme.

1988

We fund Haven of Hope Hospice, the first facility of its kind in Hong Kong.

1987

We are established and registered as a charitable trust fund.

We establish the first English-language support group, CanSurvive, in Hong Kong.

We co-sponsor a European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Oncology Conference.

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