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
5th September 2015 - Dublin, Cork & Galway
Childhood Cancer Foundation is delighted to fund the play specialist on the Haemo Oncology Day Unit on St John's Ward. Welcome Christine to St John's ward, we know you will have a huge positive impact on the kids treated there. As Stated by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 31 “States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and arts.
The Emerald Garrison, Ireland's largest independent Star Wars costuming club has today announced a charity partnership with The Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Childhood Cancer Foundation is marking its first anniversary on International Childhood Cancer Day 15 February 2015. They are encouraging people to wear gold ribbons to help raise awareness of childhood cancer. The gold ribbon is the international symbol of childhood cancer. Advocate groups across the world work together on this day to improve the situation for children and families affected by childhood cancer.