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TCM charity offers wellness to the needy

Sian Chay Medical Institution to hold gala to expand its operations. 

In an effort to reach more Singaporeans in need of treatment, Sian Chay Medical Institution is hoping to raise $10 million and expand its network of traditional Chinese medicine clinics across the island. The 116-year-old charity will hold its large-scale charity gala, Love from Sian Chay 2017, on July 8 at Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo, with Speaker of Parliament Mdm Halimah Yacob as guest-of-honour.

Sian Chay currently operates 13 TCM branches, serving more than 1,000 patient visits a day with subsidised medicine, consultation, and accupuncture and tuina massage services. The organisation plans to grow to 20 branches islandwide to support senior citizens who are less mobile with timely treatment and proper care.

With its chairman Toh Soon Huat at the helm, Sian Chay runs charity art exhibitions, concerts, golf events and galas to raise funds for the cause. The charity gala held in March 2016, officiated by President Dr Tony Tan, drew 3,500 guests and raised $5 million, equal to the clinics’ estimated total operating expenditure for 2016.

For more on the work Sian Chay does, visit its website