Te Marama ka whakaaro nuitia ngā tamariki kua pāngia e te mate pukupukuKo Mahuru te marama ka whakaaro nuitia ngā tamariki kua pāngia e te mate pukupuku, he wā kia āta whakaarohia te takimano o ngā tamariki me ō rātou whānau puta noa i te ao kua pāngia e te whakatau māuiui o te mate pukupuku.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which 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.

Wig Wednesday is back for 2021Wear a wig, shave your head or style a funky hairdo to support Kiwi kids with cancer. Find out how you can get involved below.

We are here for you

Covid-19 response update for whānau

We hope you are keeping safe and well during lockdown. We know this can be a very stressful time for the whānau we support, especially if your child is immunocompromised as a result of treatment.

With Auckland moving to alert level 3 and the rest of the country in alert level 2, please rest assured that although we cannot currently undertake any home or face-to-face visits, our Family Support team is still able to support you and your whānau. If you require any extra support at this time, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Family Support Coordinator or our General Manager of Family Support, Marie Purcell. We are all working remotely and are only a phone call away.

The National Child Cancer Network has just released information about vaccinations for children undergoing cancer treatment. Click here to find out more.

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.

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

Ayden’s Story

When Joyce and Jarrod Bezzina decided to take their kids on the adventure of a lifetime… 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

Esme’s story

When Esme Palmer developed a cold in mid-October 2019, her parents Megan and Jason had no… Continue Reading

Lucas’s story

After finishing nearly three years of cancer treatment, Lucas Sigvertsen wants to celebrate being back with… Continue Reading

The Davies’ story

If you happen to be driving through West Otago on September 9th, don’t be surprised if… 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

Wig Wednesday

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

Proposed changes to Child Cancer Foundation’s Rules document

Our Blog

The Counselling Project

Kate Lee’s volunteering story

Paying forward the special memories of SIBS Camp through volunteering.

Events Calendar

Back to school research

MediaWorks Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that Child Cancer Foundation has been chosen as one of the MediaWorks Foundation's charity partners for 2021

Get Involved

Would you like to help but not sure how?

Our awesome partners

We are grateful to have the support of so many business partners. See how the New Zealand Firefighters Sports Association has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Child Cancer Foundation for nearly 30 years.

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