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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Coffee Perfection supports Childhood Cancer Ireland

Coffee Perfection supports Childhood Cancer Ireland

Coffee Perfection, founded by Sean McEnroe, has been a fantastic supporter of Childhood Cancer Ireland over the last 10 years. Coffee Perfection is committed to only sourcing quality and sustainable coffees, with a customer base around the country that...

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Lions Clubs of Ireland #GoGold

Lions Clubs of Ireland #GoGold

This year, Childhood Cancer Ireland and Lions Clubs of Ireland will ‘Light It Up Gold’ to raise awareness of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer. In 2023, Lions Clubs in Ireland complemented their fifteen existing District projects with a new...

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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

Our Family Fun Day with our ambassador Hugo Keenan is back! 📆 Sunday 7th January 2024 ⏰ Time TBC 📍UCD Rugby Club Irish International and Leinster Rugby player Hugo is a fantastic ambassador to Childhood Cancer Ireland. This event is a chance to meet Hugo and some of this friends, meet other families and most of all - have some fun! All families impacted by childhood cancer are welcome. Register here 👇

07 Jan 2024

Ballsbridge Lions will hold their annual Gala Ball on Friday 10th November in the 5 star Marker Hotel.

  • Drinks Reception - 7pm
  • Dinner - 8pm
  • Auction & Raffle
  • Music & dancing
  • Black Tie
  • Tickets €150
  • Table of 10 €1,500
  • Special room rate
To purchase a ticket or a table contact Farrell O'Boy, President of Ballsbridge Lions Club.

[email protected]

087 258 5890


10 Nov 2023

Childhood Cancer Ireland will hold a virtual coffee morning for parents or adult family members of children, adolescents or young adults who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour or are paediatric brain tumour survivors.

This online meeting will bring parents together, 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.

Register for online coffee morning

08 Nov 2023

Join us for a virtual coffee morning - a chance to meet other parents, chat, share tips or just listen. This coffee morning is open to parents of children who are in treatment or out of treatment - join us no matter what stage you're at. Register for online coffee morning

25 Oct 2023