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.

 

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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Childhood Cancer International Europe Conference

Childhood Cancer International Europe Conference

Are you a parent or survivor who would like to attend a European conference to learn from other countries and to share your experiences?    Childhood Cancer International (CCI) Europe is a parent and survivor-led body and will hold it's annual conference...

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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

Whether your child is newly diagnosed or is many years into survivorship - join us for a chance to chat, share information or just listen with a group that understands what you are going through. We'd love to see you! Register to attend

28 Feb 2024

A diagnosis of childhood, adolescent or young adult cancer can leave families reeling financially, as well as emotionally. On top of dealing with the initial shock of the diagnosis and the fear of what’s ahead, one parent may need to take a step back from work at short notice, leaving the family on a reduced income at a time when you’re facing the additional costs associated with treatment, such as travel, accommodation, food and childcare, among others.   It can be difficult to navigate your way through the assistance that is available to families during treatment or to figure out what financial products (such as insurance) you may have yourself that could help.  

New webinars – Financial Pathways through Childhood Cancer  

Childhood Cancer Ireland is delighted to partner with LIAthe Centre of Excellence for the education and development of financial professionals, to offer a series of webinars that will help you manage your finances, both during and after treatment.  

Financial Pathways through Childhood Cancer – Part 2

Wednesday 28th February at 7.00pm 
  • Rebuilding your financial security after treatment – family financial planning 
  • Long-term financial planning for survivors (including the Right to be Forgotten)  
  • Guardianship arrangements and estate planning for parents of children with long-term care 
Joining us on both webinars are Mark Hedderman, LIA and CEO of Hedderman Financial Solutions (HFS) and Stephanie O’Brien, Senior Social Worker with CHI at Crumlin.  More information and registration

28 Feb 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 Galway workshop will take place in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 9th March. More information and registration

09 Mar 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 Kilkenny workshop will take place in Hotel Kilkenny, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 20th April. More information and registration

20 Apr 2024
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