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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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! 

“It’s impossible to describe the feelings that come with your child being diagnosed with cancer. Everything becomes such a nightmare, and you immediately think of the worst-case scenario.” – Teresa, whose daughter Mya was diagnosed with cancer just days after her fifth birthday.

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.

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

Esme’s story

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

The Weeks family’s story

Monique Weeks found the Beads of Courage® Sibling Programme a meaningful way to recognise her three… 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

Every dollar counts

The difference you’ll make

To ensure each family living through childhood cancer in New Zealand receives the support they need, we need to raise at least $7 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.