September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us as we #GoGold for childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer.

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.


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Parents and Carers


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. 



 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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Fundraising and Events Co-ordinator

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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

Every year we come together in hope and remembrance, for all of those currently undergoing treatment, for survivors and for all of the children and young people who have sadly passed away. This year our candlelit walk will take place in Maynooth, Co. Kildare on Saturday 14th September from 6.30pm, bringing families and the community together in solidarity and to shine a light on living with and beyond childhood cancer. Our short walk (approx 3km) will take place in the beautiful grounds of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. Refreshments and children’s entertainment will be provided. Register here to attend

14 Sep 2024

Will you scale the dizzying heights of Croke Park this year for Childhood Cancer Ireland? On 28th September 2024, our team will abseil from Croke Park Stadium, the third highest stadium in Europe, to raise funds for Childhood Cancer Ireland. Every day, our #GoldRibbonHeroes face their own challenges with unimaginable bravery. Now, you can take on your own challenge to show your support for all of the children, adolescents and young adults facing their own battles this year, and in honour of all of the children and young people taken far too soon by childhood cancer. Why not bring your friends and family along to cheer you on! Further information (important – please read):

  • The minimum fundraising target for this event is €350.
  • A €50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.
  • You must be over the age of 18 to take part.
  • If you are over the age of 65, you must seek the advice of your GP before taking part.
  • Fitness is not very important but agility/mobility is very important as reaching the start of the abseil requires the descending of 3 short ladders and climbing over a barrier. If you have mobility issues, please let us know. If you have had recent surgery, are or could be pregnant or you have back pain or other medical/mobility issues, you must seek your GP’s advice before partaking in this event.
  • The weight limit is 120kg.

Will you join us?

  1. Register your interest here
  2. We will be in touch to take your deposit to secure your place
  3. We will send you a link to start your online fundraising page to make reaching your target as easy as possible!

28 Sep 2024

The CAYAS (Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult cancers & Survivorship) Conference is hosted by Childhood Cancer Ireland and CanTeen Ireland and is a wonderful opportunity to hear from those with a lived experience, to network with colleagues and to learn about new developments and plans.  Delegates range from clinicians and healthcare providers to parents, researchers, survivors and other people involved in the childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer community community, both in Ireland and abroad.  2024 Programme Content

  • Updates on developments over the last year  
  • Facilitated workshops for young people age 14+ 
  • Facilitated workshop for siblings age 14+ 
  • Panel discussions 
  • Tailored content for parents, healthcare professionals and charities 
  • Opportunity to have your voice heard 
  • Exhibition stands 
  • Poster presentations 
5th October 2024 Croke Park Stadium Registration is free and is open now. For full programme and registration visit

05 Oct 2024

As a parent and survivor-led organisation, we know that everything doesn’t just go back to normal when treatment ends. You may be feeling ‘stuck’ and unsure of what’s normal. In our parent workshops, we will explore how those months and years of operating on high alert have impacted us in different ways and how we move forward. We will provide some practical strategies that you can put in place to help you as an individual, a parent and a partner/friend. We are delighted to be joined by Dr Mairead Brennan and Debbie Cullinane, both of whom have a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with adults and children impacted by childhood cancer. Our Cork workshop will take place on Saturday 19th October from 10am to 4pm, location TBC. More information and registration

19 Oct 2024