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.
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.
We are delighted to partner with Drogheda Rotary Club for their 2019 Golf Classic. The event tees off on on Friday, 14th June at 11am in the internationally renowned, County Louth Golf Course.
There's still time to register for this year's VHI Women's Mini Marathon and join Team Childhood Cancer Foundation.
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.
Thank you to everyone who entered the #WinAnOpelAdam text donate competition, we are delighted to announce we have a winner.. ..
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.
Sunday 13 September 2015 Light It Up Gold at The Curragh Racecourse during Longines Irish Champions Weekend