News & Events

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.

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.

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.

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