Every week, three New Zealand families will be told what no parent wants to hear; that their child has cancer. And each year, New Zealand children will collectively endure over 100,000 treatments including radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgical procedures.
The Child Cancer Foundation provides emotional, practical and financial support to ensure that ‘every child and their family walking the child cancer journey will never feel alone’. It receives no direct government funding and relies solely on community support.
The Foundation offers children with cancer Beads of Courage®, a registered, therapeutic programme which provides a physical story of a child’s journey; each bead representing a treatment, experience or milestone.
The Foundation also provides practical resources such as Family Places - staffed day centres for both locals and those traveling away from home for treatment, and holiday homes where families can take a break from the hospital to spend quality time together.
Professionals is a Gold Star Sponsor of the Child Cancer Foundation. Since 1994 we have helped them continue their invaluable work by contributing over four million dollars in donations and project funding.
As well as gifting a percentage from each property sale, our offices around the country host numerous fundraising events throughout the year. These funds have helped establish two Family Places in Auckland and Wellington, holiday homes in Taupo and Queenstown and have contributed to the purchase of a national centre in Auckland.
If you would like to donate to the Child Cancer Foundation, please visit:www.childcancer.org.nz or text BEAD to 206 to automatically donate $3 from your mobile phone account or prepaid card. For more information about the Child Cancer Foundation provides please visit their website.
"I can't remember the last time we were all together, this has been so incredibly special for us."
"After 5 months treatment Hone was the most happiest and I will never forget the look of excitement in his eyes when we entered [Sunshine Lodge]."
"We would like to say a big thank you for your generousity at providing such a lovely home and holiday spot for all child cancer families to enjoy. It was a real pleasure to stay at Sunshine Lodge. People like you make living with child cancer a bit more bearable."
- The O'Neill's.