Instead, over 80 people from all walks of life filled the screens of computers, gathered to wait for the launch of something fabulous: a book titled “100 Fabulous People You Must Meet in Your Lifetime”. Written by Catherine Khoo, the release of the book attracted audiences from various countries such as India and Australia. A phenomenon that could not be achieved if the book launch was held physically. One of the attendees hailing from the United States, LeeJen Choo-Franger agrees with the sentiment, “Even though it was an online meeting, I feel the excitement of being able to meet the team who helped to make the book possible.”
But what is the book about, precisely? Why are all these people gathered in an online meeting room for its release? With 50% the proceeds of the book going to the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), “100 Fabulous People” is an important book celebrating the wonder of life, and the people that embody it. Gathering 100 people from diverse backgrounds to talk about the trials they faced and how they surmounted it was no easy feat. But after a year of hard work, Catherine made the impossible, possible. Thanks to the team of photographers, writers and project leaders that rallied behind her, the book is realised today.
The launch was short, but fruitful as the attendees left with their hearts full and purposeful. But that isn’t the end. Aside from the amazing speakers we had at the launch, there are over 90 more people you absolutely need to meet. From Dr Tan Cheng Bock to Shunji Matsuo, the list is endless. You can purchase “100 Fabulous People You Must Meet in Your Lifetime” here to read more about them.
The fun of meeting our featured people doesn’t stop there either! There is another launch of the book planned for 26 September 2020. Dr Choo Bok Ai, an oncologist, and a few cancer survivors featured in the book, will be invited to speak about their experiences. Stay tuned for more details!