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HeARTS in ACTion Virtual Event – Day 1
Fri, 9 Oct 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Join us in celebrating the Annual World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) over 2 days on 9 and 10 October 2020! Specially brought to you by Singapore Hospice Council and hosted by JCI’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World, Actor Nick Shen and Vanessa Tan to honour the contributions of our palliative healthcare heroes.
Look forward to a night of heartfelt performances from artistes, healthcare workers, and volunteers! In addition, have meaningful conversations with guest speakers on how palliative care can help us achieve quality of life.
The live stream will be available on SHC’s Facebook Live and SISTIC Live. Register your interest at SISTIC today!
Special Appearance Guest
Edmund Chen, an internationally-known celebrity who believes in cultivating a greater sense of sharing, helping one another and doing good deeds for the greater good of the society. He is also an accomplished artist who has received an esteem award for the certification of Guinness World Records, Singapore Book of Records and the A*STAR for the Longest Drawing by an Individual with a distance of over 601m.
Ms Tan Yuqing, also known as YQ, is a singer-songwriter and Mezzo Soprano singer with the Singapore Symphony Youth Choir. She has been invited to perform at many community, corporate and charity events. She has also performed at Genting Highlands Arena of Stars, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Batam Island, Beijing and Maddela in Philippines.
Her debut single “OUTERSPACE” was released in January 2020. Her second single “I.L.Y.M” was released in July 2020 and was added to 10 Spotify Editorial Playlists.
Dr Alex Su is the Chief of Recovery Care Department who has led major changes in the care model for the long stay psychiatric patients in Institute of Mental Health. He has also led a ward to improve end of life care for long stay patients with terminal conditions – the multi-disciplinary team together with experts from Tan Tock Seng Hospital and a strong team of volunteers improved the care for this group of patients and their caregivers.
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Singapore will be putting up a performance by a group of nurses and therapists from the Home care team, looking after palliative care patients. Together with Nick Shen, they will be presenting a sign language of the song, Give Love. Sign language is a significant part of Tzu Chi’s humanistic culture and the passion in sign language is deeply connected with their founder, Master Cheng Yen’s teaching, which advocates Great love that goes beyond language.
Mr Edwin Sim. An ex-law enforcer, a leader, a singer, a speaker, a thinker, a volunteer, the founder and Principal Consultant of 5hue, a boutique consulting and training practice.
Mr Andrew Ng. A dreamer, a writer, a singer, a teacher, an educator, a volunteer, a volunteer manager, a lead in culture and organizational development at HCA Hospice Care.
Together, they form the duet group- “SIMmeriNG”! Their inaugural performance for your eyes only, “Me & You”, is composed by a group of Republic Polytechnic students in the Diploma in Sonic Arts for their Final-Year-Project in 2019/2020. This is dedicated to those on the palliative journey, for all the caregivers, doctors, nurses and volunteers who stand by their loved ones.
CurryPop, Inspired by a local Singaporean delight, the Curry Puff (also known endearingly to the locals as “Curry Pok”), was born in 2016.
An acoustic duo that comprises of Daniel Ong (vocals & guitar) and Seow Ting (vocals & piano), they aim to bring tasty and fresh bilingual (English and Mandarin) music with a proud local flavour, much akin to their quirky band name.
Conversational Break-Out Session
Dr Chong Poh Heng is Vice Chairman of Singapore Hospice Council. He is also a Medical Director, HCA Hospice Care. While his focus has been in raising awareness of palliative care locally, including ensuring that people are able to access quality end-of-life care particularly in their own homes, his deepest passion lies in supporting children with life-shortening conditions.
Dr Raymond Ng is a senior consultant in palliative care in Woodlands Health Campus . He believes in the power of narrative medicine and advance care planning in bringing person centred care to the heart of medicine.
Nick Shen Weijun is a media personality who contributes immensely to the arts and culture scene in Singapore. Besides dedicating his time to arts and culture, Nick actively volunteers for various charities including Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Singapore, one of Singapore Hospice Council’s members.