AMERICAN CANCER SURVIVOR SWIMS RIVER SHANNON AND SUPPORTS CCF
Who is Dean Hall?
Dean Hall, the only person to have swum the entire length 184 miles of the Willamette River, is at it again. He is not satisfied with holding the title of only one record-setting swim. He is dedicated to setting another record and fulfilling the seemingly impossible dream of going to Ireland and becoming the first person to swim the entire length of the River Shannon.
The River Shannon is the British Isle’s longest river and is very much in length and character like the Willamette.
SUPPORT KIDS WITH CANCER
VHI MINI MARATHON 2017 TEAM CCF
The 48th Congress of The International Society of Paediatric Oncology will be held in The Dublin Convention Centre from 19th to 22nd October 2016. The Survivors Conference will take place at The Mansion House on the 18th October. Childhood Cancer Foundation along with CanCare4Living, Canteen and Barretstown are co hosting the delegate members of Childhood Cancer International.
If you would like to attend the SIOP conference you need to register using the following links
Survivors Conference 18th October register on here. Free event but registration required.
Education Day 19th October register on here. This is a free event for CCI and PODC Tracks.
Light It Up Gold at the Curragh Racecourse for Irish Champions Weekend
GALWAY LIGHT IT UP GOLD 2016
Childhood Cancer Foundation is celebrating the 4th annual Light It Up Gold campaign with a Candle Lit Walk in Gaway City Centre on Sunday 4th September.
Place: Meeting at Eyre Square in City Centre.
Event will include face-painting and kids entertainment prior to walk to Spanish Arch led by the Mayor. After the walk we will gather for a short candle lit ceremony with performances from Athenry Youth Choir and Youth Ballet West.
As part of the international campaign originating in the USA, buildings across the world will light it up gold in September to shine a light on the bravery of children dealing with cancer. In Ireland buildings from An Grianan Theatre in Donegal to St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh and many in between such as the Bank of Ireland, the Convention Centre Dublin, Millmount in Drogheda, the Browne Door in Galway and the Dunbrody Famine Ship in Waterford will Light It Up Gold during September. They are joining international landmarks such as the Niagara Falls, Times Square New York and Harbour Bridge in Texas to light up gold for childhood cancer awareness.
Childhood Cancer Foundation Funds Research Project on St John's WardChildhood Cancer Foundation announces the funding of the medical research project “A randomised controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of reflexology for reducing symptoms in children/adolescents with cancer”.This research project is a joint undertaking by a research team at UCD School of Nursing, The Julie Wren Trust and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and has commenced on St John’s Haematology/Oncology Ward.The Julie Wren Children’s Cancer Support Centre www.juliewren.ieprovides complementary therapies to children on St Johns Ward. It is the only children’s hospital in Europe where complementary therapies are provided on the ward, to children in active treatment for cancer. We are aware, from personal experience of the benefits of complimentary therapy to children and parents on the ward and we are delighted to fund this research project. Top photo from left to right - Mary Claire Rennick (CCF Director), Holly Corboy (research assistant UCD), Esther Wren (Founder of the Julie Wren Trust), Olive and Teresa (dedicated staff of St John's ward OLCHC).
LIGHTITUPGOLD CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER
September is childhood cancer awareness month and gold is the official colour of childhood cancer. Since 2013 buildings and landmarks in Ireland have taken part in the Light It Up Gold campaign to help raise awareness of childhood cancer.
Irish Accountants and Engineers take on Tour de France Challenge
In the Summer of 2016 a brave group of Irish Accountants & Engineers led by Shane O’Toole, Brendan Jennings and Raymond Curran will attempt to cycle the first Tour De France route from 1903 with a view to raising awareness & money for Childhood Cancer Foundation.
IzzyB's Away With The Fairies Fun Day
The family and friends of Childhood Cancer Survivor, Isobel Cullinan are delighted to announce the 3rd annual fabulously fun fairy & pirate fundraiser event in aid of Childhood Cancer Foundation, to help support ongoing projects on St. John’s Ward, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. The family event will take place at Strokestown Park Estate on Sunday, 12th June from 1pm – 5pm.
Please join our team of runners and walkers to do the VHI Womens Mini Marathon this June Bank Holiday to support Childhood Cancer Foundation. This is the third year that we have a Team CCF partaking in the mini-marathon. It is one of the largest fundraising events in the world, we would like to have a large team involved to ensure that childhood cancer is recognised and supported by the Irish public who are cheering on the runners and walkers. By joining Team CCF you can raise funds for kids with cancer and also help to raise awareness so that people will understand that kids get cancer too and it is a diagnosis that has a ripple effect on families and communities.
Thanks to Strokestown golf club for orgainising a golf classic in conjuction with IzzyB's Away With The Fairies Fun Day in support of Childhood Cancer Foundation. Please support kids with cancer and enjoy a great day of golf. #golf #izzyb #thanks
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Christmas Day Swim for Childhood Cancer Foundation yesterday. Over 50 swimmers took the plunge in the freezing cold waters of Lough Swilly, near Buncrana, Co Donegal. Emer Toner, who is the inspiration behind this annual swim, age 9 years old and in remission from Neuroblastoma since 2008 took part for the fist time. Special thanks to our swimmers Aisling & Ciara Utri from Melbourne, Australia, Mary Claire Van Zundert who is home from Holland and Garvan McDwyer who travelled from Dubai. The Toner family are also grateful to players from Clg Beart, the parents of St Mura's National School, Tooban and very generous people of Fahan, Inch & Burt who give so generously every year. Thanks also to Harrys Restaurant for providing delicious soup to warm everyone up afterwards.