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We are very proud to announce the results of our 2021/22 Annual ReviewFind out more about our highlights, milestones and learnings.

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.

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

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

Our Family Support Coordinators

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

Our deepest sympathies

We received some very sad news about the death of Marie Purcell, who worked with us from 2012 until June 2022.

Marie will be sadly missed by our team and the wider Child Cancer Foundation community, many of whom worked alongside Marie in her role as GM Family Support Services. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends at this time.

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

Virtual Panel Discussion

You are invited to attend a virtual panel discussion around Pharmac's review of childhood cancer medicine funding.

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.

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How to help your child eat well during their cancer treatment

Dr Amy Lovell and Claire Turnbull of Mission Nutrition answer a few of the questions you may have around your child’s nutrition

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.

Notice of the 2022 AGM for Child Cancer Foundation

We invite you to attend the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Child Cancer Foundation.

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.

How to help a friend whose child has cancer

Helpful tips for supporting a friend through their child’s cancer journey – from parents who have experienced it for themselves.

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.

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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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.

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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 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 arrangement as a space for families to meet with a member of our team in person.

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