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
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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

Fundraising and Events Co-ordinator

We are hiring! We're looking for a Fundraising and Events Coordinator. Closing date for applications: COB March 8th, 2024 Job Purpose Childhood Cancer Ireland aims to significantly increase its fundraising income in the coming years. Donations from the...

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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

29 May 2024

Join Team Childhood Cancer Ireland for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 2024! Walk, jog or run on Sunday 2nd June to help raise vital funds for our services and experience the magic of this special event. Come out in solidarity with families affected by childhood cancer around the country this June Bank Holiday. Your support enables us to provide practical and emotional supports to hundreds of families, including our Beads of Courage Programme, refurbishment of isolation rooms in 16 shared care hospitals nationwide and our peer support and other emotional support programmes.

Join Team Childhood Cancer Ireland
Simply Join Our Team Here to create your personal fundraising page to start raising funds for Childhood Cancer Ireland. You can then easily share your fundraising page via text, social media or email using the ‘Share’ button. Thank you so much for your support!

02 Jun 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 Conference will return again this October, with CanTeen Ireland. The conference will focus on the unique challenges that survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer can face. As always, the voice of parents and young people will be at the centre. The conference is open to parents, survivors, siblings and anyone working in the area of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer. We will have more information available soon but for now - SAVE THE DATE! 12th October 2024 Croke Park Stadium

12 Oct 2024