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.

Join our team!

We are currently recruiting for two exciting part-time opportunities: Community & Events Fundraising Coordinator (fixed term) in Auckland and Engagement & Events Specialist in Wellington.

Both roles will involve developing and managing a portfolio of local individuals and community groups facilitating their fundraising for Child Cancer Foundation.

What's New

Check out what's new and our upcoming events

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.

2023 AGM

We invite all Child Cancer Foundation Members to attend the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

$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.

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. 

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.

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

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

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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.