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

  • Consider Becoming an HCCF Holiday Sponsor

    Although Halloween is not yet upon us, the months are racing by and we’re already in the planning stages of our annual, holiday party. We rely on our sponsors and donors to make the season bright for our HCCF families. Because we need the help of so many elves, we hope you will consider becoming […]

    Posted on 9th Oct 2019 0 comments
  • 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


“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

  • A Cancer Survivor’s Space Expedition

    We celebrate Hayley Arceneaux (age 29), a bone cancer survivor and a PA (Physician Assistant) at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who is joining a SpaceX launch crew that will depart earth later this year. She will also be the youngest American in space; another amazing accomplishment! “It’s going to mean so much to these […]

    Posted on 23rd Feb 2021 0 comments
  • The Legacy of Coreen Oshiro Herzog

    Coreen Oshiro Herzog was 12 when she was diagnosed with her second cancer: osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma. Treatment for best chance of survival was radical surgery and extensive chemotherapy. Coreen never grieved the loss of her leg or her silky hair. She boldly faced each bag of poison to kill the cancer. Her DNA was to […]

    Posted on 14th Feb 2021 0 comments
  • Travel Woes for Neighbor Island Families

    No family ever wants to hear that their child has cancer. One can only imagine what it might be like to also live on a neighbor island (like the Kawasaki Ohana) and need to take your child back and forth to Oahu for cancer treatments, during a global pandemic no less. The stress can be […]

    Posted on 2nd Feb 2021 0 comments
  • 30 Years of Care & Compassion

    30 years ago, a group of parents whose children were fighting cancer or had lost their battle to cancer were joined by pediatric oncologist, Dr. “Bob” Wilkinson, and other dedicated and caring medical professionals, to launch a fledgling HCCF. Two years later in 1993, HCCF would become an official 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. The objective of […]

    Posted on 7th Jan 2021 0 comments

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