Go gold this September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a time to shine a light on the thousands of children and their families across the world who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Celebrate Wig Wednesday this September Wear a wig to support Kiwi kids with cancer. If you can't fundraise you can still show your support by donating today.

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COVID-19 update for whānau

We have made some changes to our COVID-19 policy in line with the current environment in Aotearoa.

Our Family Support team is able to visit families in their homes throughout the country, provided the family is comfortable for them to do so. The health and safety of the children and families we support is our biggest priority, so all staff members will be taking a cautious approach in regards to their own health to minimise any risk.

Our Christchurch team is able to visit CHOC (with a negative RAT) to provide support to parents whose child is an inpatient. Our Auckland team is still not allowed access to Starship, so the Auckland Family Place is open by appointment as a space for families to meet with a member of our team in person.

Beware of scams

We have received reports of someone overseas claiming to be an ambassador, trying to sign up volunteers and collecting money on behalf of Child Cancer Foundation. They are using our logo and are using the contact details michelemorroneproductions@consultant.com.  Please be aware that this is a scam – we do not have any representatives of Child Cancer Foundation operating overseas.

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 or email info@childcancer.org.nz so one of our team can help you identify if they are legitimate or not.

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.

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

Nicole’s Story

“We’ve got to live with it forever. In the back of our mind we are always… Continue Reading

Arian’s Story

“The most important thing Child Cancer Foundation has given us is emotional support and hope.” –… Continue Reading

Mya’s story

In the lead up to Christmas in 2019, Steve Kata and Teresa Butler were planning a… Continue Reading

Our Family Support Coordinators

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

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.

What's New

Check out what's new and our upcoming events

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is a time to shine a light on the thousands of children with cancer across the world and their families.

Wig Wednesday

Wear a wig, shave your head or style a funky hairdo in September to support tamariki with cancer and their whānau.

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.

Potential door-knocking scam

We have received reports from people who have had someone show up at their door claiming to be from Child Cancer Foundation and asking for a donation.

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.

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.

Childhood Cancer Glossary

There are many complex terms used to describe different aspects of childhood cancer. This glossary explains some of the most common terms that doctors and other health professionals may use.

Essentially men

How dads can support their family during their child’s cancer treatment

Once a man commits to taking time for self-care, self-reflection or personal development, he quickly realises the value of doing so – for himself and for others.

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