Finding out your child has cancer turns your life upside down. It happens to more than three Kiwi families every week. None of them ever thought it would happen to their child.
Cancer doesn’t care about these children or their families. Child Cancer Foundation does.
We support them every step of the way, helping them overcome challenges and maintain control of their lives.
We focus on the whānau, not the cancer. No two families’ experiences are the same, and neither is the nature of the support they need.
One thing is always the same: we support every family so they can concentrate on the most important thing of all, loving and caring for their child.
Our goal is for each family to have the strength to say goodbye to us one day.
Having a child diagnosed with cancer can change a family forever, so we help them adapt to their new reality. In time, our support will help them find the tools they need to move forward with their lives
Families joined the Beads of Courage® programme
Families support with counselling; 34 through bereavement
Family grocery shops paid for
Personal Development Grants awarded
Connect Groups run by volunteers nationwide
Families supported through bereavement with funeral costs
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Annual Review 2019/20
Finding out your child has cancer turns your life upside down... that's why everything we do is to make the impact of childhood cancer lighter on Kiwi families