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

Testimonials

“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.)

Read more testimonials »

News & Events

  • Federal Firefighters creating awareness of HCCF during the Honolulu Marathon 12/8/19

    Six Federal Firefighters from Station 5 – Manana (L to R: Lt. Dino Guerrero, Justin Wong, James Flynn, Jon D’araujo, Sydney Price and John Scanlan) are participating in the Honolulu Marathon on December 8th to raise awareness for HCCF. During our executive director’s visit to their station, they expressed how deeply they’re moved by the […]

    Posted on 13th Sep 2019 0 comments
  • AUW Workplace Kick-off

    HCCF was among many of Aloha United Way’s Partner Agencies that descended on downtown Honolulu last week to wave signs for the kickoff of the Centennial Workplace Giving Campaign on 9.6.19. As a proud Partner Agency, we join Aloha United Way as they, “launch the next 100 years of Creating Change Together!” Mahalo to all […]

    Posted on 13th Sep 2019 0 comments
  • St. Louis School Walk-a-Thon

    HCCF will be the beneficiary a Walk-a-Thon at St Louis School elementary school on October 17th. The students will collect pledges based the number of times they can walk, jog or run around the school’s track. Kindergarten teacher, Joselynn Loiselle (pictured in the orange shirt),  reached out to our executive director, Donna Witsell, to introduce […]

    Posted on 12th Sep 2019 0 comments
  • Paint September Gold

    A cancer diagnosis impacts the entire family and very often includes both emotional and financial stress. Parents and guardians want to focus their time and attention on the care and well-being of their seriously ill child but that’s very difficult to do when burdened by overwhelming medical bills and major income disruption (if one parent […]

    Posted on 10th Sep 2019 0 comments

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