INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER DAY 2018
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCF) today, met with Children who are the true #Championsofcourage at St. John’s Ward, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Inter-county players for across the country continued to support CCF and raise awareness of childhood cancer, over the course of the GAA Championship this summer players carried specially commissioned Beads of Courage® as a symbol of their admiration for the strength and courage shown by children with cancer.
Childhood Cancer Foundation together with CanTeen Ireland were proud to advocate for Children in the new National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 which was launched by the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD.
Our Lady's Children’s Hospital Crumlin will become a designated cancer centre, which will ensure the continued delivery of a high standard of care for children and adolescents fighting cancer.
An age appropriate facility will be designated for adolescents and young adults with cancer within the new children's hospital and there will be appropriate and flexible transition arrangements for children and adolescents to adult services at other designated centres.
This will include appointment of adolescent/young adult oncologists and haemo-oncologists and age appropriate psycho-social support.
For the first time, children and adolescents with cancer are included in the National Cancer Strategy. CCF looks forward to working with HSE Ireland, the NCCP and other organisations to assist to improve services, supports and facilities for children with cancer, their families and caregivers.
HUMANS OF DUBLIN TELLS CHILDHOOD CANCER TRUTHS
In July the Humans of Dublin facebook page featured stories associated with childhood cancer. Contributors included families affected by childhood cancer and one of Ireland's wonderful paediatric oncology consultants Dr Michael Capra. The families featured are at different stages in their journey - one child Caoimhe is still in trearment while little Alice has finished treatment. Two bereaved families also took part in the series.
Childhood Cancer Foundation is delighted to welcome Naomi Gould on board as a director. Naomi Gould is a qualified social care practitioner with over eight years experience wor
Delaney Clements asked that this video be shared on the day of her death. She died today. Our thoughts are with her family and friends who have lost this special girl. #itsnotok
Childhood Cancer Foundation is marking its second anniversary on International Childhood Cancer Day 15 February 2016. We 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.
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.
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Childhood Cancer Foundation are delighted to announce a new partnership to help support Ireland’s fight against childhood cancer.
President Michael D. Higgins & Sabina Higgins invite Childhood Cancer Foundation Members to join them at the very prestigious Garden Party.
This is Laura speaking about the importance of childhood cancer awareness and the wonderful strength the GPA will give our cause. Thanks to all the families who came to Croke Park today and to the GPA members for their commitment to Childhood Cancer Foundation. More photos tomorrow. #togetherwearestonger #brave #play
Look at these two Roscommon beauties! Thanks to Roscommon Rose Sarah Murphy for being a Childhood Cancer Foundation ambassador this year. And best wishes to IzzyB who is finished treatment 1 year tomorrow. We love her cheeky grin!
Thank you Maria for raising awareness of Childhood Cancer
The Lord Mayor of Dublin gets drenched!