Dear Friends,
My beloved wife Portia died of breast cancer in 2007. Notwithstanding her illness and early departure, my wife did enjoy a blessed life on earth and had the privilege of tremendous support and care from her family and friends in times of difficulties and trials. It is both her wish before her departure and mine that more care and support can be given to those less resourceful breast cancer patients to help them maintain a good quality of life with dignity during the trying period.

The Portia Cheung Breast Cancer Support Programme (the Programme) was established in March 2007 in memory of my beloved wife who died of breast cancer.

As at 31 December 2019, the Programme has given out more than $3,614,070 to subsidise 602 needy breast cancer patients for purchasing extra nourishment, breast prosthesis and undergoing PET-CT Scan which currently are not funded by the Government or other sources.

As Government will not provide free PET-CT Scan service to needy patients for staging of cancer, the Programme has recently expanded its scope to also sponsor needy breast cancer patients in public hospitals to have timely PET-CT Scan service in private clinic ($7,600 each) so that they can receive the most appropriate treatment.

The donation to the Programme will be earmarked for direct subsidy to needy breast cancer patients, and every dollar received will be given direct to the patients WITHOUT any administrative costs.

The application procedure is very simple: needy cancer patients who receive treatment at any public hospital will receive the subsidy once they have obtained a referral(*) from a medical social worker at the hospital. Even though the subsidized amount to each patient is limited, it is hoped that through the Programme, needy patients can feel that they are not alone in the fight against cancer, and they can stay connected with the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society and the medical social worker to assist them on their other needs.

(* For the applications of the PET-CT Scan assistance, the patients have to obtain a referral from a Clinical Oncologist and pass a financial assessment by a medical social worker at the hospital.)

If you are interested in knowing more of our family's story and testimony, you may visit:

2018.1.18 AppleDaily 「張達明備戰渣馬 為乳癌病患者籌款」

2017.2.10 AM 730「癌症帶走妻與母 張達明子女三人跑道上成就心願」專訪
News: Click here
Video: Click here

2015.12.18 都市日報「伴兒走出喪母之痛 張達明為亡妻跑下半場」都市專訪伴兒走出喪母之痛-張達明為亡妻跑下半場/

2015.06.23 有線電視新聞台 – 小事大意義《乳癌同行》

2015.02.16 MingPao「伴子抗逆 張達明得來「傾訴樹窿」幼子不堪喪母 拒上學曾持刀喊死」

2015.02.16 MingPao「子女拔患癌媽媽頭髮 學習接受」

2015.02.16 MingPao「佔區送飯 更了解爸爸」

2015.01.26 AppleDaily 「張達明兒子走出喪母陰霾」

2012.10 北京 親子根基雜誌 「生命的雕琢」

2011.08.06 Creation TV [如果還有明天IV 能回家真好]

2007 Showers of Blessing Evangelistic Ministry 「告別凡間」節目

Thank you for your unfailing support!

Eric TM Cheung