Child Cancer Foundation

Child Cancer Foundation


Congratulations Eilish for winning the Minister of Health Youth Volunteer Award for Outstanding Achievement!

Child Cancer Foundation New Zealand Ministry of Health
The little ones joined as well! The preschoolers raised over $400 in support of the Child Cancer Foundation
Today the Australian High Commission took part in Wig Wednesday to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation. With an impressive afternoon tea, a wig-themed quiz and an office full of wig-clad staff we raised $165 in donations for this deserving cause
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Is it just me or do some of the team suit their wigs a little too much 😆
Having a bit of fun with supporting the Child Cancer Foundation!
Today is Child Cancer Foundation's Wig Wednesday! Check out Trizaye Mulligan-Waaka (8) from Te Kuiti Primary School and Harold showing their support.

Read more about Wig Wednesday at
Today is ! In support of the Child Cancer Foundation, the Girls’ School students took their wigs for a walk! Read more:
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ASB colleagues having fun on big wig day
Oue ASB Wealth Advisory Team dressing up for a great cause. ....any other ASB colleagues joining us..
Fundraising today too

Supporting Kiwi kids with cancer and the people who love them. Text CHILD to 3457 for a $3 donation.

Every week in Aotearoa, three families are told the heartbreaking news that their child has cancer. A cancer diagnosis doesn’t just affect the child – all members of the whānau are impacted. For over 40 years, Child Cancer Foundation has been dedicated to supporting them every step of the way, helping them overcome challenges and maintain control of their lives. Each newly diagnosed family is conn

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We are blown away by this amazing fundraiser... Daniel is cycling the length of New Zealand while raising funds for tamariki with cancer 😍 And to make the challenge even more impressive, he's doing it all along mountain bike tails and hiking tracks.

Daniel's journey will be both mentally and physically tough, but he is up for the challenge 🚴

There is still time to support Daniel! Donate now through the link below:

New Year Honour for Dr Jane Skeen, the paediatric oncologist loved by hundreds of families 09/01/2023

New Year Honour for Dr Jane Skeen, the paediatric oncologist loved by hundreds of families

A big congratulations to former Child Cancer Foundation board member Dr Jane Skeen, who has been honoured as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit 👏

There is no doubt that Dr Skeen’s work in the field of paediatric oncology over her 35-year career made a significant difference for many families in New Zealand and the Pacific.

Follow the link to read more 👇

New Year Honour for Dr Jane Skeen, the paediatric oncologist loved by hundreds of families When your child gets cancer, you join a club no parent dream of joining. But paediatric oncologists like Dr Jane Skeen help you through it.

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Freddie Dick was six years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in August 2020. Happily, he is now in maintenance, with his treatment finishing in October 2022.

To help Freddie develop new skills and explore a new passion after finishing treatment, Child Cancer Foundation awarded him a personal development grant to fund an electronic drum kit and a year's worth of drum lessons.

“A personal development grant helps you to step away from illness and into something new. It allows positivity back in and a new focus. We are very grateful for this opportunity.” - Freddie's mum Lisa.

Read more on our blog 👉

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The team at Child Cancer Foundation is getting amongst Round the Bays 🏃

Round the Bays is an 8.4km fun run/walk taking place in Auckland and virtually on Sunday 5 March 2023. It's the perfect opportunity to get active and make a difference for Kiwi children and families going through one of the toughest times in their lives 💙

We would love your support! Either sign up today and start your own Round the Bays fundraiser, or make a donation through this link 👉

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Happy New Year to all of our wonderful supporters and the incredible families we support 💙

Thanks to Kiwis like you, we were able to be there for over 1,300 families at different stages of their journey with childhood cancer in 2022. None of this would have been possible without your generosity.

We wish you all the best for 2023 and look forward to seeing the impact you continue to have on your community 🎉

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We have another amazing fundraiser to share with you 🥰

Six-year-old Macey wanted to donate her long hair to be made into a wig, and also raise as much money as possible to support tamariki with cancer. She did an incredible job, raising over $1,000 🤩

Love the new hairdo Macey! Incredible work, you should be very proud 👏

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A big thank you to Lily, who put some of her pocket money aside and donated $61 to support Kiwi kids with cancer this Christmas 🥰

Lily and her family were supported by Child Cancer Foundation when she was a baby back in 2011. Lily is now 11 years old and wanted to give back to the Foundation.

Pictured above is Lily and her mum, Mel, presenting the funds to Dani, one of our staff members 💙 Way to go Lily!

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Meri Kirihimete 🎄 Merry Christmas 🎅

From the entire team at Child Cancer Foundation, thank you so much for your support throughout 2022. Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and relaxing festive season! 💖

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One of Child Cancer Foundation’s core pillars of support is contributing to the ongoing improvement of cancer treatment available to Kiwi children. 💙

The University of Auckland Precision Paediatric Cancer Project (PPCP) is a New Zealand-first clinical trial jointly funded by Child Cancer Foundation, Cure Kids and the Lindsay Foundation. The study aims to provide a more hopeful outlook for Kiwi kids diagnosed with rare and hard-to-treat forms of cancer.

On our blog, lead researcher Dr Andrew Wood provides an update on the study. Read here 👉


A MASSIVE thank you to LEGO who donated an unbelievable 1.5 tonnes of Lego for us to gift to tamariki 🥰👏

We received the delivery of 11 pallets worth of Lego boxes earlier this week... It was a real team effort to unload the truck!

Thanks again Lego for brightening Christmas for so many children and their whānau! 🎄🎁

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Black Shadow Project are holding a fundraiser in support of Child Cancer Foundation today.💙 If you are in Christchurch, head over to Hornby Mall for your chance to win a toy Kitt! Every donation is an entry to the draw 🙌

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On 21 December 2021, Mareva and Cameron Crowley’s world fell apart when they were told their three-year-old son Marcel had cancer. Just as he should have been getting excited to unwrap his Christmas presents, Marcel was being flown to Starship for life-saving surgery.

The family had to stay in hospital over Christmas, but they were just happy that Marcel was able to have the surgery he needed. “I didn’t even care that it was Christmas… All I wanted was for the tumour to be taken out," says Mareva. 💙

10 Kiwi families like Marcel's will be told their child has cancer this Christmas. You can help them by donating today. Txt XMAS to 3457 for a $3 donation or or make a larger donation at

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It has been wonderful to see all the fun families have had at our Whānau Connect Christmas parties across the country ❤️

There have been so many fun activities take place, from laser force, mini golf, picnic lunches, a zoo visit, bouncy castles, a virtual reality room, paintball and much more. These annual celebrations couldn't take place in 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, so it was extra special to have them back on for whānau this year.

Whānau Connect Groups are there to connect families through shared experiences and enable them to support each other within their community. All 19 active groups nationwide are run by dedicated volunteers 🌟



We are thrilled that our Family Support team is now able to access Starship to visit families in hospital. This is fantastic news and will strengthen our ability to build relationships and support families on treatment. CHOC also remains open to our staff.

Family support coordinators must return a negative RAT before entering the ward, and anyone who is a household contact will not be allowed access.

The health and safety of the children and families we support is our biggest priority, so staff members will continue taking a cautious approach in regard to their own health to minimise any risk. 💙


Our Street Appeal is back for 2023! 🎉 We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to collect donations across Aotearoa on Friday 10 & Saturday 11 March. Will you join the fun?

Getting involved is easy - simply volunteer two hours of your time at a collection site near you. Every dollar you collect will make a real difference for Kiwi families impacted by childhood cancer 💙

Sign up as a volunteer today through this link:

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Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? 👀

Entertainment Membership are giving away a bonus $20 or $40 eGift card when you buy a 12 or 24 month membership. Purchase through the Child Cancer Foundation website and 20% of every membership goes directly toward supporting Kiwi kids with cancer and their families.

No need to hit the shops or rely on the post arriving in time, just order online and receive it straight away. 🙌 Buy now:

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When seven-year-old James decided it was time to cut his long hair, he wanted to raise vital funds to help kids with cancer in the process. He did an amazing job - exceeding his fundraising goal of $300 👏

Check out the impressive before and after pics! Ka pai tō mahi James - great work 💙

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Give back this Christmas without spending a cent 😍

If you have donated to Child Cancer Foundation or any other Kiwi charity in the last four years, you may be eligible to get 33% back in tax credits. You can then donate those credits back to us, helping to support more tamariki at no extra cost!

To make it easy, Supergenerous is a free platform that will do all the work for you. Find out how to re-gift your tax credits:


A special message from our Child Cancer Foundation Stars to all of our wonderful supporters 💙

Your continued generosity is hugely appreciated 🙏 Every little bit helps, so text XMAS to 3457 today for an instant $3 donation. You can text as many times as you like, or make a bigger donation through our website:

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We are very proud to announce the results of our 2021/22 Annual Review 💙

Scroll through the images to see a snapshot of just some of the ways your support has helped families impacted by childhood cancer in the last financial year.

Find out more about our highlights, milestones and learnings in the full Annual Review online now 👉

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Congratulations to the Crusaders for wining Australasia’s Best Sporting Team and a huge thank you for kickstarting The Long Run with the $10,000 cheque 💙

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Give your friend, family member or colleague a meaningful present this Christmas by gifting a donation to Child Cancer Foundation in their name 🎅

On purchase you will be emailed a gift certificate which you can edit and print or email, ready to gift to your lucky recipient.

A great gift idea for those who are hard to buy for or love to give back to their community ❤️ It's instant too - perfect for those of us who leave Christmas shopping to the last minute 😜

Buy now through this link:

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Ever wanted to find out more about what a nurse does on a paediatric oncology ward?
Jordana Alonso, a nurse at the Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre (CHOC) in Christchurch, has answered a few of the questions you might have 👩‍⚕️

Head over to our blog to find out more 👉


Just $3 will help Kiwi kids with cancer this Christmas 🎄

10 Kiwi families will be told their child has cancer over the festive season. We know money can be tight at this time of year, but every dollar counts. Please help make their day a little brighter by texting XMAS to 3457 to make an instant $3 donation.

Your donation will help provide these families with vital support this Christmas.

You can text as many times as you like – or make a larger donation at 💙

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A big thank you to Methven NZ and Caroma New Zealand who chose to support Child Cancer Foundation at their annual CARC event, which took place in the beautiful Bay Of Islands in September.

Participants competed in a series of challenges, including mountain biking and golf, and raised an incredible $55,000 for tamariki with cancer along the way! 👏

A heartfelt thank you for your amazing efforts. Your donation will make a huge difference for Kiwi kids with cancer and their whānau 💙

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To spread some Christmas cheer, Melissa at Scentsy Australia & New Zealand is doing a Buddy Drive for Rotorua Hospital to hand out cuddly toys to children in hospital over Christmas ✨

Melissa, who has her own personal experience with cancer, has also kindly decided to donate all her commission from toy sales during the Buddy Drive to Child Cancer Foundation 👏

If you would like to buy a Buddy to be donated to a child in hospital on your behalf this festive season, you can do so through this link 👉

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📢 Calling all sewers! 📢

We are in desperate need of some more bead bags for our Beads of Courage programme! Every child that participates in the Beads of Courage® programme receives one of these wonderful handmade bags to store their beads in 🥰

If you are interested in making some of these for the wonderful tamariki we support, and especially our teenagers, please reach out and we can provide you with the necessary guidelines and Beads of Courage® labels.

Get in touch with us today by emailing [email protected] or send us a message here.

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We are excited to introduce you to another amazing Child Cancer Foundation team member. ✨

Meet Michelle, our Team Leader in the Northern Region, where she looks after a team of Family Support Coordinators alongside her work supporting whānau in Auckland. 💙

Read more about the incredible work Michelle does:

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You may have heard that Pharmac is currently going through a review in relation to the funding of paediatric cancer medicines in New Zealand.

We understand that this review could be causing confusion and concern. We also want to ensure that the whānau we support have their voices heard throughout this important review process.

Therefore, you are invited to attend a virtual panel discussion around this review and what it means for children and families impacted by childhood cancer in Aotearoa.

You will hear from a panel of experts in different areas relating to the issue and find out how to have your voice heard in the review process.

⏰ Monday 12 December, 6:00-7:30pm
📍 Virtually via Zoom

Find out more and RSVP here:

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We are stoked to announce that Wojtek Czyz has come on board as a new Child Cancer Foundation ambassador 💙

Not only is Wojtek the co-founder of Child Cancer Foundation business partner Manuka Royale, but he is also a four-time Paralympic champion and five-time world record freediver.

Wojtek knows what it is like to experience adversity as a young person, so he is looking forward to being able to inspire tamariki going through cancer treatment through his role as an ambassador 🥰

Find out more about all of our wonderful ambassadors here:

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If you are a car lover and in Wellington this weekend, check out this awesome BMW Car Club event!

The BMW Car Club is celebrating 50 years of BMW's high performance M brand with a public display of M vehicles, all while raising funds for Child Cancer Foundation 💙

Follow the link to find out more info:

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Today is 😍 How will you be giving back today?

GivingTuesday is a day that encourages people, communities and organisations to do good, inspire and raise awareness to help build a world where generosity is a part of everyday life 🙌

Think about a small way that you could help spread some kindness today. Whether it’s making a donation to support Kiwi families impacted by childhood cancer, volunteering to help make a difference or just doing something to help a neighbour or stranger, every act of generosity counts.

This Giving Tuesday, we want to thank everyone who has supported up this year. We couldn't help these families through the toughest time of their lives without the help of our donors, fundraisers, volunteers, business partners and wider community.

You can support tamariki with cancer and their whānau today by donating through the link in our bio. 💙


💙The making of the '178 Daisies' artwork 🥰 The incredibly talented Kiwi artist Morgan Hancock painted each daisy by hand!

If you missed out on our limited-edition range of tea towels, you still have the chance to own the original artwork. But you'll have to get in quick - our trademe auction closes at 8:30 pm on 30 November.

All proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go towards supporting Kiwi kids with cancer and their whānau 💙

Bid now 👉

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It was an honour to be able to host our 2022 Life Membership Awards at Government House Auckland on Tuesday 💙

Karen Heslip was awarded an Honorary Life Membership for over twenty years of dedicated service to Child Cancer Foundation, which was presented by The Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro, Governor-General of New Zealand.

We also recognised our nine ‘Star’ tamariki and their families, who have been acting as ambassadors for the Foundation over the past two years: A***n Truter, Mya Kata, Nicole Pinto, Faith McKillop, Jaxon Lee, Tamsin Baker, Brianna Steedman, Esme Palmer and Eli Hillary ⭐

What a special day celebrating the contributions of so many incredible people 👏 You can read the Governor-General's speech from the ceremony here:


We are thrilled to announce that former Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult has been named as Patron of Child Cancer Foundation, in recognition of over three decades of dedicated service to the organisation alongside his wide connections across sectors that will support us in our mission.

Jim said it was an honour to be named as Patron of an organisation that makes such a difference for Kiwi families during such a difficult time in their lives 💙

Hear from Jim below, and read more on the blog 👉

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Last Friday, Child Cancer Foundation staff, Whānau Connect Group Leads and Board members gathered at Ōrākei Marae for a day of connection and wellbeing. This was the first time our entire staff has been together in person since before the pandemic, and the first time ever that we have held a combined hui with the Leads and Board!

The team really relished the opportunity to have people from all aspects of our organisation in one place. It was a great chance to create more of an understanding about the role each team plays in supporting tamariki with cancer and their whānau 💙

A big thank you to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for hosting us on their beautiful whenua and so generously sharing with us the history of their iwi and hapū.

Check out some of the photos from the day, captured by our Waikato Whānau Connect Lead, Samantha Disanayaka 👏

Our Story

Every week in New Zealand more than three families are told their child has cancer.
A child having cancer is one of the toughest things a family could ever go through. Child cancer doesn’t just affect the child diagnosed, it affects their brothers and sisters, mum, dad, and whānau. Child Cancer Foundation supports them all.

Right now, Child Cancer Foundation is supporting over 1,472 families across New Zealand and has been there for thousands more over the past 40 years. We help each family navigate the child cancer journey – no matter what the outcome – giving them support, strength and helping them maintain hope.

Child Cancer Foundation’s work with children with cancer and their families is a unique service which receives no direct government funding. We rely solely on the generosity of supporters, donors, volunteers and sponsors.

We are grateful to the many extraordinary people who make it possible for us to be there for families so they don’t have to go through child cancer alone.

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