Today is International Childhood Cancer Day #ICCD2021
Every year on 15th February we pay tribute and honour all of those affected by childhood cancer.
The journey from diagnosis to survivorship is a long and uncertain one and, while we have access to excellent research, healthcare professionals and treatment in Ireland, unfortunately not every child survives.
International Childhood Cancer Day is a time for us to remember all the children, adolescents and young adults who have passed, give hope to those who are undergoing treatment and to work to reduce the long-term impacts on our survivors.
Please join us today and post your messages of hope or remembrance and share a photo or drawing,and email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Children Adolescent Young Adult & Survivors Confernece.
Save the Date - 11th of September 2021
We are delighted to be a partner in this inaugural event – Children, Adolescent, Young Adult and Survivors Conference, which will take place online in September.
Let’s continue to work together to ensure improved outcomes for children and young people with cancer and their families.
By bringing together all of those involved in childhood cancer – healthcare professionals, researchers, families and survivors, we can ensure that we move forward together.
For now, SAVE THE DATE and email CAYAS21@abbey.ie to receive more information soon.
A Classic 4 Kids Cancer
Strokestown TY students’ raised €63,730.70 for children’s cancer charity
Three Strokestown TY students restored a 1956 Ferguson 20 vintage tractor and raffled it off earlier this month to raise just over €63,700 for Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland, a national charity providing vital play services for children with cancer.
The team were also pronounced Connaught winners of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Special Recognition Awards, in acknowledgment of their work for their community during Covid-19.
The trio - Andrew Jordan, Jack Beirne and Mark Rogers – are TY students from Scoil Mhuire in Strokestown and managed to sell a staggering 6,612 tickets all around the country, were featured on RTÉ’s Nationwide in December, and received huge support locally.
The boys restored the tractor as part of their Transition Year enterprise project, which encourages TY students to develop their own business ideas – preparing business plans and creating products or running events with a view to making a profit. In this case, the boys decided to donate any profits made to a charity that is special to them – Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland.
Their teammate Jack is a childhood cancer survivor and has worked as an ambassador for the charity for a number of years.
“Making money is part of the enterprise project but helping other kids with cancer made it very easy for me and my friends to stay motivated to make this enterprise a success. I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) when I was three and my family spent three and a half years going up and down to Crumlin for chemotherapy.”
“I remember the long days that we would spend in the day ward, when my parents were trying to keep me busy and play with me while I waited to go down to theatre for my chemo. Now, thanks to Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland, there is a Play Specialist on St. John’s Day Ward, helping children cope with the worries of being seriously ill, being away from home and having to go through so many procedures and treatments,” says Jack.
Childhood Cancer Foundation is a national, parent led, voluntary organisation.
We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of public donations and fundraising events to fund our work.
Our goal is to:
- Raise awareness among the Irish public about issues surrounding childhood cancer
- Help fund supports for parents and children around the country who are affected by this disease
- Advocate for improved services for children and families affected by childhood cancer