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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 2024

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.

We would love your help to raise awareness and funds this September for the tamariki and whānau who are impacted by childhood cancer in Aotearoa. Keep reading to find out all the ways you can make a difference this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Meet a family impacted by childhood cancer

Isla's story

"We got rushed back in and the doctor told us that Isla’s situation had worsened and that there was a chance she might not wake up again. It was the worst day of our lives." - Keren, whose daughter Isla was diagnosed with cancer at three years old.

How you can get involved this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Whether you help by making a donation, raising vital awareness or educating yourself and your whānau on the impact of childhood cancer, you have the power to make a real difference for tamariki with cancer and their families.

How we help

Child Cancer Foundation provides families with personalised support at every stage of their experience with childhood cancer. Hear about it first hand through these powerful stories.

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

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

Every dollar counts

Please donate today

To ensure each family living through childhood cancer in New Zealand receives the support they need, we need to raise at least $6 million each year – and we receive no funding from the government. That means we rely on the compassion and generosity of Kiwis like you.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a real difference for tamariki with cancer and their whānau. Here are some examples of how your contribution could help.