News & Events

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.

New drug approved for the treatment of High Risk Neuroblastoma

By chfadmin Monday, 15th July 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: News, Hospital, Awareness, Advocacy.
Childhood Cancer Foundation is delighted to see that “Dinutuximab Beta”, an innovative immunotherapy drug for the treatment of High Risk Neuroblastoma, has been approved for reimbursement in Ireland. To date, this has only been available as part of clinical trials. This ground breaking drug will now become part of the frontline “standard of care” for Irish children with High Risk Neuroblastoma.  This puts Irish children on a par with children receiving the most up to date front line treatments available across the world.

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.

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