Send a Smile by donating todayPlease donate to support Kiwi kids with cancer like Addison.

Donate to our 2023 Street AppealEvery dollar donated will make a massive difference for these children and their whānau.

Have your say

Pharmac's review of childhood cancer drug funding

Find out how to make a submission to Pharmac in regards to their review of rule 8.1b of the Pharmaceutical Schedule. Please note that we have been granted a further extension on the submission timeframe. Consultation will now close at 9am, Monday 27 March 2023.

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Check out what's new and our upcoming events

Child Cancer Foundation urges Kiwis to ‘Send a Smile’ by donating this March

Alongside our nationwide Street Appeal on 10-11 March, we are urging Kiwis to make a donation online any day this month via our virtual ‘Send a Smile’ appeal.

Street Appeal

Our Street Appeal is our biggest fundraising event of the year, where hundreds of incredible volunteers take to the streets to collect the critical funds needed to support these families.

Have your say: Pharmac’s review of childhood cancer drug funding

Find out how to make a submission to Pharmac in regards to their review of rule 8.1b of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

Submission on the Charities Amendment Bill 2022

Read Child Cancer Foundation's submission to the Social Services and Community Committee on the Charities Amendment Bill 2022.

Sparkle for Hope

Sparkle for Hope

Check out the highlights from previous events and find more info for 2023.

Go for Gold

Check out the highlights from our Auckland Go for Gold Event in 2022 and find more info for 2023 event.

Tour of New Zealand

Join our team of dedicated cyclists taking part in the Tour of New Zealand to support Kiwi kids with cancer and their families.

Dad chat: The benefits of much-needed maintenance

Deane Henderson shares about the benefits of Essentially Men’s ‘Men Being Real’ weekend.

Simple tips to stay organised while your child is on treatment for cancer

Parents have shared some practical tips.

Statement: Pharmac Review of Rule 8.1b

Child Cancer Foundation's response to the Pharmac Review of Rule 8.1b in relation to childhood cancer care in New Zealand.

Child Cancer Foundation launches new strategic plan

Child Cancer Foundation is thrilled to be launching a new strategic plan which will guide our direction for the next three years.

The National Child Cancer Network launches two new research projects

Dr Gemma Pugh is the research lead for the National Child Cancer Network (NCCN). Gemma outlines a couple of the projects: the Margaret Lewis project and research into equity in children’s cancer care.

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Door Knocking Scam

We have received a few reports from people who have had someone show up at their door claiming to be from Child Cancer Foundation and asking for a donation. Please be aware that this is likely to be a scam – we do not have any representatives of Child Cancer Foundation undertaking door-to-door collections, nor have we endorsed any third parties to do so on our behalf.

If you are suspicious of someone claiming to be collecting money for Child Cancer Foundation or fundraising on our behalf, don’t feel pressured to make a quick decision. Please feel free to call us on 0800 424 453 so one of our team can help you identify if they are legitimate or not.

Help us make a lasting difference

Support ground-breaking childhood cancer research.

Lucca Holecliffe was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in 2016. At the time, Lucca’s parents were told that her cancer was unlikely to respond to traditional chemotherapy and radiation. However, thanks to a ground-breaking research study jointly funded by Child Cancer Foundation, the Precision Paediatric Cancer Project, Lucca got a second chance at life. Find out more.

With your help, Child Cancer Foundation can fund more research to support the ongoing improvement of cancer treatment available to Kiwi children like Lucca.

How we help

We provide families with personalised support at every stage of their experience with childhood cancer. Hear about it first hand through these powerful stories.

Child Cancer Foundation Stars 2023

These tamariki and whānau all have a story to tell and messages of hope and resilience… Continue Reading

Jordez and Anthea

Mum and daughter wear their heart on their sleeve with Child Cancer Foundation tattoos

We met a couple of very special women this week – 17-year-old Jordez Marshall and her… Continue Reading

Marcel’s story

On 21 December 2021, Mareva and Cameron Crowley’s world fell apart when they were told their… Continue Reading

Kelly’s Story

My name is Kelly, and today I want to tell you about my beautiful son Lachie… Continue Reading

Brianna’s Story

In February 2020, six-year-old Brianna Steedman’s family was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with… Continue Reading

Eli’s story

We were so excited to be able to spend a day with one of our awesome Stars, Eli… Continue Reading

Jaxon’s Story

Keri Lee shares the story of how her new-born son Jaxon’s cancer diagnosis turned their family’s… Continue Reading

Faith’s Story

“The last thing we thought was cancer or a tumour. We just went numb and burst… Continue Reading

Our Family Support Coordinators

Family Support Coordinators are at the heart of Child Cancer Foundation and everything we do. Continue Reading

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Our awesome partners

We are grateful to have the support of so many business partners. Take a look through the link below at how your business could work with Child Cancer Foundation.

Great news for whānau

Starship open to family support coordinators

We are thrilled that our Family Support team is now able to access Starship to visit families in hospital. This is fantastic news and will strengthen our ability to build relationships and support families on treatment. CHOC also remains open to our staff.

Family support coordinators must return a negative RAT before entering the ward, and anyone who is a household contact will not be allowed access.

The health and safety of the children and families we support is our biggest priority, so staff members will continue taking a cautious approach in regards to their own health to minimise any risk.

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