Join us for Wig Wednesday!Wear a wig this September and raise funds to support Kiwi kids with cancer.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 💛This month, we are celebrating the world-class treatment and survival outcomes that are being delivered to children with cancer in New Zealand.

This is Ayla.Ayla was diagnosed with cancer at just six years old. Nothing could have prepared her family for how hard the last two years have been.

Meet our Angel StarsWe are proud to introduce Maddison Lodge's family as our first ever ‘Angel Stars’ - a bereaved family who will act as ambassadors for those whānau who sadly lose their child to cancer.

Join our team!

We are currently hiring for two exciting part-time opportunities: Individual Giving Specialist and Family Support Coordinator.

The Individual Giving Specialist's role will be to champion and grow our individual giving programmes of direct mail appeals and regular giving. The Family Support Coordinator role is based in the Hawke's Bay and Tairāwhiti regions, providing vital support to families impacted by childhood cancer.

Click the links below to find out more about each role and apply now.

What's New

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Wig Wednesday

This September, wear a wig, style a funky hair-do, or go the extra mile and shave your head, all in the name of raising money and spreading some joy for the children all over Aotearoa who have cancer.

How paediatric oncology has become a New Zealand health system success story

Each year, around 150 New Zealand children are diagnosed with cancer. Our public health system delivers world-class treatment and survival outcomes to these children.

Health Professionals Grant

3 free online support resources for children with cancer

Discover just some of the fantastic resources available for free online that can help you and your whānau navigate your childhood cancer journey.

Child Cancer Foundation supports review of National Travel Assistance programme

Child Cancer Foundation supports Cancer Society and Ronald McDonald House in their calls for an urgent review of the National Travel Assistance Programme.

National Volunteer Week | Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu

Meet our Whānau Connect Group Leads

This week is National Volunteer Week | Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu, so we're celebrating the incredible work that our volunteers do

What’s new in Family Support?

Here are some of the recent highlights from our projects and support services

Lodge family

Meet our Angel Stars – Maddison Lodge’s family

We are proud to introduce our first ever ‘Angel Stars’ - a bereaved family who will act as ambassadors for those whānau who sadly lose their child to cancer.

Jorja Murray

New Plymouth cancer survivor gives back on 21st birthday

On Friday 21 April, Jorja celebrated her 21st birthday, and her birthday wish was that her family and friends made donations to Child Cancer Foundation in lieu of presents. 

Jon Nabb

Waikato man to run 8,000km across Canada in support of Child Cancer Foundation

Waikato cancer research advocate Jon Nabbs is aiming to be the first New Zealander to run solo and unsupported across Canada, in an effort to raise funds for Child Cancer Foundation.

How books can help children

8 books that can help children with their emotions

It can be hard to talk to your children about how they’re feeling. In this article, we suggest some books that may help your conversations.

Pharmac’s review of childhood cancer drug funding

Read Child Cancer Foundation's submission to Pharmac in regards to their review of rule 8.1b of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

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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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.

Have your say

Pharmac's review of childhood cancer drug funding

Read Child Cancer Foundation's submission to Pharmac in regards to their review of rule 8.1b of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

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.

Clara Gray

Meet Clara

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Liem Walters

Liem’s personal development grant story

Child Cancer Foundation provides Personal Development Grants to children with cancer as well as their siblings… Continue Reading

Ayla Bohn Bitcheno

Ayla’s Story

“I knew then that it was possible that we could lose Ayla.” - Yvonne, Ayla’s mum Continue Reading

Manaia’s Story

In 2019 Manaia's life was changed forever when he found out he had cancer. He was… Continue Reading

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

Meet Tania

Tania Pattemore is one of our amazing family support coordinators in Wellington, with an extensive background… 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

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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.

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.