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We are asking for contributions from parents and anybody concerned with childhood cancer to give Childhood and Adolescent Cancer a strong focus in the Consultation on the EU Beating Cancer Plan.

As members of CCI-Europe (Childhood Cancer International Europe) Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland, CanCare4living and CanTeen Ireland together with medical professionals, other organisations and individuals are asked to encourage as many responses as possible to ensure that Childhood and Adolescent Cancers will be noticed by EU policy makers to ensure better awareness, access to innovative treatments, research, eradication of inequalities, care for survivors and financial supports. This is an important opportunity to have your voice heard at EU level

If you think you can help, please do the following before 11pm Irish time 7th May 2020.

1. Register on https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cas/eim/external/register.cgi (confirmation email may take up to 24 hours-so you are encouraged to create an account well in time to allow completion of the questionnaire before the deadline.

2. Access the EU Cancer Public Consultation https://ec.europa.eu/…/i…/12154-Europe-s-Beating-Cancer-Plan

CCI-Europe, SIOPE, and PanCare, (the Organisations representing parents, survivors and the medical professionals working in the field of childhood cancer) have adopted a collaborative approach to the consultation and have developed a template of replies with agreed key messages, which you can use and add to if you wish.

The more completed questionnaires received, the more importance Childhood and Adolescent Cancer will receive in the EU Beating Cancer Plan.

Click HERE for a copy of the questionnaire.

The number of submissions matter – this is your chance to be heard - Together we can make a difference.

https://ccieurope.eu/about/

https://siope.eu/

https://www.pancare.eu/…/initiatives/12154-Europe-s-Beating…
https://ec.europa.eu/…/i…/12154-Europe-s-Beating-Cancer-Plan

 

St John's Ward Visit

By chfadmin Wednesday, 6th November 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: News, Events, Hospital.
Last week Childhood Cancer Foundation had a fantastic visit to St John's Oncology Ward in Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin. The children were delighted to see some very special visitors who were there to deliver balloons, comics, sticker books and sweets.

Sixth Annual Light It Up Gold Event at WIT

By chfadmin Monday, 7th October 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: News, Events, Fundraising, Awareness.
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) recently hosted its sixth annual event to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to raise funds for Childhood Cancer Foundation. Light It Up Gold is marked at WIT because back in 2013 three mothers working in WIT all met on St John’s Ward in Our Lady's Children's Hospital with their children.

Local Landmarks Light Up Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

By chfadmin Thursday, 5th September 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: News, Events, Awareness, Advocacy.
This week marks the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which takes place each year during September. The Light it Up Gold Campaign was first introduced to Ireland in 2013 by a group of parents of children with cancer, who went on to set up Childhood Cancer Foundation. Since then, the charity has been leading the annual campaign in Ireland, asking buildings and landmarks across the country to light up gold and show their support for families affected by the disease.

VHI Women's Mini Marathon 2019

By chfadmin Wednesday, 31st July 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: Events, Fundraising.
Thank you to all of the amazing ladies who took part in the VHI Mini Marathon last month. We are incredibly grateful for your support and all of the fundraising that you did.

CrossFit Marathon Row Event

By chfadmin Tuesday, 14th May 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: News, Events, Fundraising.
A huge thank you and well done to everyone involved in the recent 26.2 mile row fundraiser at CrossFit, Waterford. We were delighted to be chosen as one of the beneficiary charities and receive a fantastic €4000 from this event. The money raised will go towards our supports and services for children with cancer and their families.

International Childhood Cancer Day 2019

By chfadmin Tuesday, 19th February 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: News, Events, International Childhood Cancer Day, Hospital.
In honour of International Childhood Cancer Day on 15th February, we were delighted to organise a visit to St John's Ward with some very special guests. We were joined by Batman, Wonder Woman, Tinkerbell, Star Wars and Harry Potter characters. The children were delighted to meet all of the characters and receive some character balloons, comics and sweets! A big thank you to Emerald Garrison for taking the time to meet the real superheroes of St John's Ward.

Beads of Courage Programme In St John’s Ward, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

By chfadmin Saturday, 23rd January 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: News, Events, Beads of Courage.
Childhood Cancer Foundation is delighted to introduce the Beads of Courage programme to children in treatment of St Johns Haematology/Oncology Ward.  The programme has been welcomed by kids and parents on the ward.  Caoimhe recently received her initial beads and her mum Lorraine said “It was nice the way we sat around the table in the playroom and we all looked at the beads and talked about Caoimhe’s story. It helped her to express herself”.  Thanks to Lorraine and Caoimhe for sharing photos of Caoimhe’s Beads of Courage with us.