The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges for both NKF and our patients. The disease has placed our patients at higher risk due to their weaker immune systems. Just as worrying, an alarming 5.5 new kidney patients are being diagnosed every day and the number of new cases has increased by about 60% over the past 10 years. The financial burden on NKF is a heavy one. We spent $116 million to treat and care for our patients in the last financial year. In spite of the many challenges lying ahead, we remain committed to journeying with our patients and ensuring affordable quality dialysis treatment and care continue to be provided for them.
This year, we will be organising our inaugural Charity Golf on 10 June 2021 (Thursday) at Tanah Merah Country Club, Tampines Course. We hope to raise $500,000 through this meaningful event, which will go towards providing subsidised treatment and holistic care for our patients.
We would like to seek your kind support towards the event. Your generosity will serve as an encouragement for our patients and a timely reminder that they are not alone in their struggles. All donation will be eligible for matching by Tote Board and the Government. Together, let us swing into the new normal as we give Life and Hope to many more needy patients and create a greater impact in the community.