Aloha & Welcome to HCCF

Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation (HCCF) is the only organization in Hawaii whose exclusive focus is children with cancer and their families. The Foundation is dedicated to the children who are battling cancer, to those who have survived, and to those who survive in our hearts. All of HCCF’s funds stay in Hawaii to help families cope with childhood cancer.

Press Releases

  • 14th Annual Fundraiser – Hot Havana Nights

    HCCF will be holding it’s 14th Annual Fundraising Dinner on June 22, 2019 from 6pm – 10pm at Murphy’s Bar and Grill. This year’s theme, Hot Havana Nights, will be a fun and memorable night. This year, we will be honoring Diane Ono for her contributions to HCCF since 1999. Please join us in honoring […]

    Posted on 13th Mar 2019 0 comments
  • Donna Witsell – New Executive Director

    Donna is the newly appointed Executive Director of Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation (HCCF). She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of HCCF. Prior to HCCF, Donna dedicated nearly 2 decades of her nonprofit career specifically to programs and services that assist seriously ill children and their families. […]

    Posted on 2nd Jul 2018 0 comments


“Thank you all very much for all you have done for us. I wouldn’t have known what to do or where to go. I was scared for my son and myself…and you were there to help us.”
- Cathleen San Nicholas
(Her son Ryan Unchangco was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer at age 9.)

“Since my daughter was diagnosed, I have not been able to return to work. You have taken a huge weight off of my shoulders. I can’t thank you enough.”
- Debra Seitz
(Her daughter Rita was diagnosed with lymphoma at age 12.)

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News & Events

  • District 50-Hawaii Lions Cabinet Meeting

    HCCF executive director, Donna Witsell was invited by Lion Mitch Tam of Hilo to speak at the District 50-Hawaii Lions Cabinet Meeting on Sat., 8/17/19. It was an honor to meet their District Governor, Angie Haramoto and the many leaders and members of Lions clubs from across the islands. We are grateful to have been […]

    Posted on 19th Aug 2019 0 comments
  • Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa Donation

    L to R: Donna Witsell & Ellen Schroeder Our executive director Donna Witsell was invited by Altruistic Chair, Ellen Schroeder to Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa’s annual Professional Growth Conference on Sat., 8/17/19. Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa (HADK) made charitable donations to 4 local nonprofits. HCCF was presented with a gift of $1,000 during the morning […]

    Posted on 19th Aug 2019 0 comments
  • Frank Seleny Scholarship Fund 2019

    L to R Dianne Fochtman Seleny & Maddie Komatsu L to R: Scott Komatsu, Dianne Fochtman Seleny, Maddie, Janelle & Trevor Komatsu Every year, HCCF presents two college scholarships through the Frank Seleny Scholarship Fund to help those who have, or have had childhood cancer. Dianne Fochtman Seleny created this fund in honor of her […]

    Posted on 19th Aug 2019 0 comments
  • Hawaii REBI Chapter’s 23rd Annual CRB Golf Tournament

    Hawaii REBI Chapter held it’s 23rd Annual CRB Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Waikele Golf Course. Event beneficiaries were Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation and the REBI Education Fund, with the majority of the  funds dedicated to HCCF. There were 51 Teams this year for a total of 153 golfers that included Diane […]

    Posted on 24th Jul 2019 0 comments

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