Time to give to our Street Appeal No cash? No worries! Text BUCKET to 3457 to donate $3 now. Or give more on our website.

Purchase the 2023 Tea Towels digital artwork bundle! 100% of your purchase will provide vital support to these families every step of the way.

Our latest Annual Review has been published!Discover our highlights, milestones and learnings from the 2022/23 financial year in our Annual Review, online now.

This is Roman.When he was just 11 months old, his mum Courtney found out that he was suffering from an extremely rare type of cancer.

How we helpWhen a child has cancer, we are here for their family every step of the way.

What's New

Check out what's new and our upcoming events

A look into our Statement of Service Performance report

Briefing for Incoming Ministers

Child Cancer Foundation has sent a briefing to incoming Ministers on key issues currently affecting children with cancer and their families.

Pat Wilkes retires from Board after 20 years of service

After more than 20 years of involvement with Child Cancer Foundation, Pat Wilkes is stepping down from his role as Deputy Chair of the Board.

$276,861 raised for Wig Wednesday in 2023

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in Wig Wednesday this year!

Child Cancer Foundation appoints two new Board members

We are thrilled to announce that Child Cancer Foundation’s Board has appointed two new members: Stephen Willis and Dr Kerri Morgan.

Proposed changes to our Rules/Constitution

Child Cancer Foundation is proposing changes to its Rules to ensure they are compliant with legislative changes to the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022.

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.

Our Blog

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.

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.

An update on the Precision Paediatric Cancer Project

One of Child Cancer Foundation’s core pillars of support is contributing to the ongoing improvement of cancer treatment available to Kiwi children.

Thank you to Sir Scott Macfarlane

To celebrate Sir Scott Macfarlane's knighthood in the 2024 New Year Honours, we're re-sharing this profile which was published in light of his retirement in 2021.

Help us make a lasting difference

Support improvements to childhood cancer care

Child Cancer Foundation not only provides support for children and families facing the child cancer journey but also supports the Health Professionals who provide their medical treatment. Find out more.

With your help, we can provide more grants to health professionals to support their professional development and fund ground-breaking projects or equipment.

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.

Roman’s Story

“I don’t think we would have got through this experience without Child Cancer Foundation.” Continue Reading

Gavin’s personal development grant story

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

Clara Gray

Meet Clara

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Ayla Bohn Bitcheno

Ayla’s Story

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

Meet one of the sewers behind the Beads of Courage® bags

We talk to Karen Looyer, who has made over 400 bead bags for tamariki with cancer… Continue Reading

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

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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

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. 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. There are many charities currently undertaking this form of fundraising and there may be some brand confusion.

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.