The Child Cancer Foundation is dedicated to helping ensure every child and their family never feels alone. The Foundation supports over 500 families at one time and needs more than $6 million each year to continue its support services for families.
Our Family Support Coordinators provide support to children and their families in hospital, at home and in the community. They offer individual and group support, information, financial assistance and advocacy. Our Coordinators also offer support for bereaved families. They connect similar families and provide a link to other agencies and community support groups.
The Foundation offers children with cancer Beads of Courage, a registered, therapeutic programme of the Child Cancer Foundation. The programme provides a physical story of a child’s journey recognising their strength and courage during cancer treatments and procedures. Each bead represents a treatment (for example chemotherapy, injections, scans); an experience (hair loss, isolation, fever) or milestone (completion of treatment).
March is Child Cancer Appeal Month and on 20 & 21 March we are running our ‘Beads of Courage’ Appeal.
Street collections will be happening around the country on Friday 20th March and Saturday 21st March. To collect every dollar we need your help!
For more information or to volunteer please visit our website http://www.childcancer.org.nz/