Recent high profile media reports have documented the issues with timely delivery of chemotherapy to a number of children in Ireland. The response to these issues by the Taoiseach was unhelpful and insensitive to the children involved and their families.
We are delighted to be chosen as one of Mykidstime 2020 Charities of the Year.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Lisa and Padraig Stafford and their Dublin City Marathon Team who raised an incredible €4,800 for Childhood Cancer Foundation.
A huge thank you to Waterford Institute of Technology's Student Union's Raise and Give Committee for choosing Childhood Cancer Foundation as one of their charity partners for 2019/2020.
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.
Hell and Back takes place on 5th and 6th October in Kilruddery, Co. Wicklow. This endurance challenge is a great day out for the whole family, with courses available for both adults and kids.
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.
The DM Thomas Foundation have kindly awarded us a grant to purchase three child friendly, electric beds for our Shared Care Hospital Project.
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.
Childhood Cancer Foundation was delighted to attend a recent meeting of stakeholders, at the Irish Cancer Society, to collaborate on shared issues of concern such as the need for:
We are proud to be a member of the newly formed Children in Hospital Ireland (CHI) Network for Childhood Illness Group.