Childhood Cancer Ireland is here to help children, adolescents, young adults and their families at every step on the childhood cancer journey – from diagnosis and through treatment, through survivorship and into adulthood.

Childhood Cancer Ireland is here to help children, adolescents, young adults and their families at every step on the childhood cancer journey – from diagnosis and through treatment, through survivorship and into adulthood.

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Because our children are more precious than Gold

Our Mission

Childhood Cancer Ireland is a charity founded by and led by parents of children with cancer.
Our mission is to achieve health justice for all children diagnosed with cancer in Ireland.

We want to ensure that more children survive childhood cancer and thrive as adults through early diagnosis, access to less toxic treatments and a holistic approach to support for survivors and their families, who are dealing with the long-term effects.

 

We provide dedicated support
services & information for…

Parents and Carers

Parents

If your child has recently been diagnosed with cancer, we understand the fear and powerlessness you are feeling. We have been where you are now, and we know that you are looking for useful information, but we also know that too much information can be overwhelming.

Young People

Young People

Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) have very specific concerns when they are diagnosed with cancer.
This is a time when you want to meet others and form close relationships. It’s a time when you want to focus on school, careers or starting families. 

Adults

Survivors

 Leaving treatment is a time to celebrate but can also be an anxious time for patients and parents.
Living with childhood cancer is all-consuming – so what now? How do you go forward in this new life as a survivor?

“Supporting Ireland’s fight against childhood cancer”

6 children every week are diagnosed with cancer

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A helping hand is most appreciated

Your generosity has the power to improve the lives of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and their families.

We help ease the burden of diagnosis and treatment on children and their families by providing practical and emotional supports for families at a very difficult time.

Upcoming Events

On this webinar we will explore the different educational routes available to childhood cancer survivors, providing a variety of options for young people to consider as they start to think about their lives beyond secondary school.
We know that our childhood cancer survivors live with long-term and late effects that can make traditional educational options difficult. They may have missed, or continue to miss, long periods of school. They may live with ongoing fatigue and other physical, emotional or cognitive issues.
At this time of year we hear a lot of talk about college choices and CAO forms but there are a huge number of options available to young people who may feel the university route is not the right one for them.
Our panel
  • Melíosa Bracken, Community Education Facilitator with City of Dublin ETB (CDETB) and parent of a childhood cancer survivor, who will guide us through these options.
  • Rory O'Sullivan, Principal of Killester and Marino College of Further Education
  • We'll also be joined by Melíosa's daughter Fletcher, now in their early 20s, who will share their experiences of finding the right fit.
This webinar is open to all but may be of particular interest to parents, young people in senior cycle and educators.

06 Dec 2022

Join Ireland West Airport from the comfort and safety of your own home and join in the 10 Game Bingo with a chance to win some great cash prizes. Entry is just €10 for a Single book and €15 for a Double Book. Tickets can be purchased below. Once you purchase tickets your Bingo book and a Link to our ZOOM Bingo Channel where the game will be held will be emailed to you prior to the event starting. All books will be emailed to participants no later than 12pm on Wednesday 23rd November. You print your bingo book at home (We recommend printing in black & white to save ink. All pages have the colour of the sheet written on the page, along with the game number OR you can send this on to a friend or relative to print for you!). Tickets for the bingo close at Midnight on Tuesday 22nd November. Purchase tickets today! Full terms and conditions for the event please are available at: Online Bingo Terms & Conditions We will also be holding a very special prize raffle on the evening with a chance to win some amazing prizes including: Tickets €5 each or 3 for €10

  • 2 x return flights to Milan in Italy with Ryanair from Ireland West Airport
  • €250 voucher for Hodson Bay Hotel
  • Luxury Gift Hamper from Drumshanbo Gunpowder & The Shed Distillery
  • Luxury Gift Set from Voya Skincare
  • Luxury Gift Set from Inis Skincare
  • Luxury Gift Set from Rí na mara skincare
  • O’Haras Bakery Gift Hamper
  • Bottle of Jameson Whiskey
  • Bottle of Grace O Malley Rum Cask Whiskey
  • Wacky Woolies Kida Activity Set
  • Bottle of Grace O Malley Rum Cask Whiskey
  • Tipperary Crystal Botanical Collection Mug Set
All proceeds from the event will go to our three nominated charities for 2022, Childhood Cancer Ireland, The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, and The Sensational Kids Project.

23 Nov 2022

This May Bank Holiday, join Adam Reddington from Fuerty, Co. Roscommon, on a 10k or 5k fun run to raise funds for two childhood cancer charities – Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.  Adam, age 13, has himself experienced childhood cancer, having been diagnosed with a brain tumour at age five. Adam had surgery and proton therapy in Germany which was very successful for more than four years. Unfortunately, Adam’s cancer returned last year and is having a significant impact on his mobility.  However, Adam, who was very sporty and active before his relapse, wanted to do something positive in his community, as his mum Elaine explains.  “Adam is amazing. He decided he wanted to do a fundraiser and picked two charities that mean a lot to him and to our family. It’s given him a great focus and something to look forward to. Adam feels he’s doing something really positive for other people who might have similar challenges to him. We’re very proud of Adam for wanting to do it and it’s been great for our family as his three siblings Josh, Tom Óg and Alannah are supporting him all the way.”  Laura Cullinan, Director of Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland said that Adam is a huge role model for anyone living with childhood cancer. “We are so proud of Adam, he’s an inspiration. Even though he is facing his own challenges, he is thinking of other children, adolescents and young adults who are newly diagnosed or going through treatment and he wants to help make their lives a little easier. He and his siblings are doing the childhood cancer community proud. Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland funds the Beads of Courage Programme for our Gold Ribbon Heroes and their siblings and Play Services on St. John’s Day Ward.”  Mick Rochford, CEO Aoibheann’s Pink Tie said Adam is an inspiring young man. “Focusing on the needs of others is a selfless act and we are honoured to be one of the recipients of the funds raised by Adam and his Super Siblings. The funds raised will enable us to buy dry suits, pay for respite days, hotel accommodation at a local hotel when a child is in treatment, fuel vouchers, food vouchers and so much more. On behalf of all the Team and the families we support A BIG THANK YOU Adam and of course your Super Siblings Josh Tom Óg and Alannah.”  Adam’s Fun Run will start at Mulhern Park, Fuerty GAA Club on Monday 2nd May at 11am. Please come along and show your support if you can. Registration takes place on the day, with 5k and 10k routes available.  You can also make a donation online at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11431926_adam--s-fun-run.html.   For updates follow @adams-fun-run on Facebook.  

02 May 2022

Moving from second to third level can be daunting for any student and parent, and it is even more so for childhood cancer survivors or adolescents and young adults who are undergoing treatment. No young person affected by childhood cancer is left unmarked by their journey and the treatments needed to save their lives. Many of our adolescents and young adults are dealing with long term and late effects, which may be physical, emotional or cognitive. This webinar aims to provide information and advice on moving through the senior cycle and moving onto higher and further education. We will look at DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) and find out how it applies to young people affected by childhood cancer and how to apply. We will also find out more about supports available in college and how to access them. Guests: Our guests are Lucy Cronly, a parent of a childhood cancer survivor. Lucy has over 30 years’ experience working in social care. Her son underwent treatment for childhood cancer from the age of 11-14 and has just started college. Lucy will share her experiences and advice on DARE and other supports. Dr Declan Reilly, Disability Officer with Trinity College Dublin, has been working in Trinity College since 2005. He has particular responsibility for providing evidence based supports for students as they settle into Trinity and advance their skills of independent learning and self-determination. Who should attend: This webinar is open to parents and students at any stage of education, but may be particularly of interest to those in senior cycle. Anyone working alongside adolescents and young adults affected by childhood cancer is also welcome to attend. Register: Please register in advance to attend this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b1vmH5SWR9OlNw1W4AVsFw

24 Nov 2021
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