12 buildings to light up for World Cancer Day on Feb 4

The buildings will be lit up in orange and blue.

Nicki Chan

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Published: 4 February 2022, 12:28 PM

ION Orchard is the first building to light up in commemoration of World Cancer Day this year, as part of the global movement to raise awareness about the cause. 

The commemoration light ups are held by the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS). The buildings will be lit up in orange and blue as part of the society’s month-long online campaign to gather support and raise awareness. 

A total of 11 more Singapore buildings and landmarks will be lit up on the evening of Feb 4. 

This year, the theme of World Cancer Day is “Closing the Care Gap”, to raise awareness about understanding and recognising the inequalities in cancer care. 

In an effort to spark conversations around the care gaps, SCS is rallying 30 partners and cancer supporters, including political leaders, regional celebrities, and multinational corporations to show their support and share their commitment to the cause. 

SCS will release a series of video messages focused on four care gaps – reducing cancer incidence, increasing survivor rate, improving patients’ quality of life, and lastly igniting greater community action to support the cancer community.

The other 11 buildings and landmarks that will be lit up on Feb 4 are Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay, Jewel Changi Airport, Orchard Gateway, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Yishun Community Hospital, Ocean Financial Centre, Our Tampines Hub, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Beach, National Gallery Singapore, and Ten Square.

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