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An Inspirational Quest

Runner, Yoga & Fitness Instructor, Lindsay Brown, remains determined and downright cheerful in her quest to run a half marathon a day for 20 straight days to raise awareness and funds for HCCF. She is relieved her legs have held out and says her blisters are not slowing her down – nothing mole skins and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Donations Needed

With only 3 days left in 2020, we humbly ask for your support to make a huge difference in the lives of children diagnosed with cancer, and their families. Remember, this is an exceptionally good year to make tax-deductible donations. Visit: for more information. To donate, please go to: or mail your donation […]

HCCF’s Drive-Thru Christmas Event

HCCF held a fun, exciting and safe, drive-thru holiday event on Sat., 12/12. After car-side check-in, HCCF families drove past on-stage live entertainment that featured gifted, local songbirds, Maila Gibson and Stacie Ku’ulei, accompanied by the talented, Aron Nelson. Families then proceeded to the next canopy where they received yummy bentos and decorated cookies. And […]

12 Bars of Christmas

Mahalo to Mark Becker for his long-time support of Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation (HCCF), which he says, holds a special place in his heart. Our ED attended his wonderful fundraising event last year and though that can’t happen this year, Mark is not deterred in his desire to help our keiki and their families in […]

Bringing Joy to HCCF Keiki

HCCF is truly blessed by a great number of donations that are made in support or our annual holiday party! Among our newest  donors are, Kendrick Simmons of Kendrick Simmons Productions, LLC & Daniel Janik from Savant Books and Publications. Together, they generously donated 50 Truth and Tell Travel the Solar System coloring books, audio […]

Cancer Did Not Take a Break in 2020

In 2020, cancer did not stop its forward march through our state. On average, a new pediatric diagnosis is made every week, further adding to the numbers of children already in treatment. Imagine for a moment, that you are a mom or a dad whose child is diagnosed with cancer, while simultaneously dealing with the […]