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.
A huge well done and thank you to all of the incredible runners who took part in the KBC Dublin Marathon in aid of Childhood Cancer Foundation.
We were delighted to be chosen as a charity beneficiary of the 2019 International Charity Bazaar. We are one of four charity partners chosen for the event in the RDS on Sunday, 17th November and are very grateful to the Committee for their support of our work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.