- Hair for Hope 2019 raised an unprecedented $4.7 million in donations with 5,456 shavees parting with their lock at the annual event. It was also the first time that the campaign was fronted by a celebrity ambassador, Andie Chen.
- CCF introduced Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. It is designed to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional, or cognitive function.
- In 2018, CCF pledged $2.5 million over five years to support the new initiative of CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy Programme to fund critical trials for the treatment of relapsed or high-risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. The programme aims to improve the survival rates for the affected children.
- Hair for Hope 2018 raised a remarkable $4.2 million through public and corporate donations.
- CCF had the privilege of hosting Mrs Karen Pence, the Second Lady of the United States, at CCF@ KKH. Mrs Pence had a sharing session on Art Therapy with CCF Art Therapist and KKH Art Therapist. Mrs Pence also observed the CCF’s Open Art Studio at the CCF@ KKH Family Resource Centre.
- Children’s Cancer Foundation commemorated its 25 years of serving children and families affected by childhood cancer.
- To mark CCF’s 25th anniversary, a Photovoice Exhibition was held at six locations across the island. The Exhibition featured the works by 25 youth survivors who shared their stories and voices through photographic prints, alongside canvas artworks from 25 CCF stakeholders to show the unity and community effort in caring for children and families use photos with people viewing the exhibits affected by childhood cancer.
- Hair for Hope 2017 marked its 15th year and attracted a record 905 female shavees who braved the shave to support CCF beneficiaries.
- CCF introduced Expressive Arts Therapy to help children with cancer process their fears and difficult emotions. This therapy uses a range of art modalities as tools for psychotherapy to facilitate change, healing and growth. These modalities include music, dance, drama, visual arts, poetry and creative writing.
- Hair for Hope 2016 attracted 6,151 shavees and raised more than $3.8 million for CCF. 52 satellite partners came on board to support this meaningful cause.
- CCF piloted a new programme under its Art Therapy service to connect children and youths from different countries through images.
- The Paint Pals programme aims to reduce feelings of psychological isolation in beneficiaries during treatment.
- CCF beneficiaries were successfully matched with children from Hong Kong and Indonesia who were similarly affected by cancer.The Legacy Building Programme aims to provide a positive and creative way for the beneficiaries and their families to make meaning of their tough circumstances and thereby facilitate resilience in adversity. Through promoting family bonding and communications, the programme alleviates caregivers’ distress and brings solace to bereaved families through fond memories and remembrance of loved ones.
- A record 54 satellite events were held during Hair for Hope 2015 and a total of 6,190 shavees joined in the good cause, raising more than $3.34 million for CCF.
- CCF was the Learning Partner of the 16th International Symposium on Paediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO).
- Hair for Hope 2014 raised more than $3.29 million with 6,656 participants making a BALD statement in support of children with cancer and their families.
- CCF partnered #GivingTuesdaySG for the second consecutive year in this national giving campaign in Singapore on 2 December 2014.
- CCF was conferred the President’s Award for Philanthropy (Non-profit) organised by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), with support from the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY).
- Superseding its record once more, Hair for Hope 2013 attracted an unprecedented number of 7,316 shavees, raising more than $4.3 million.
- CCF partnered #GivingTuesdaySG for the first time in its inaugural national giving campaign in Singapore on 3 December.
- 2012 marked a significant milestone as Hair for Hope celebrated its 10th year on 28 and 29 July 2012 at VivoCity. Hair for Hope 2012 hit a record-breaking total of 6,647 shavees and raised more than $3.8 million.
- CCF Community Office relocated to Viva-CCF Hub.
- CCF’s learning centre, Place for Academic Learning and Support (PALS) was set up to cater to the educational needs of children and youths with cancer who are unable to attend mainstream schools due to their compromised immunity.
- Staged at VivoCity, Hair for Hope 2011 was held consecutively for two days for the first time and achieved a record-breaking 4,238 shavees with $2.3 million raised.
- The integrated service model paved the way for the development of new programmes and services for our beneficiaries – The Community Social Work Team and the Home (Palliative/ Bereavement) Team were formed.
- The Caregiver Resource Kit was developed jointly with our medical partners to support new caregivers.
- Casework for siblings was introduced.Caregivers’ Buddy System was launched where experienced caregivers were matched with new caregivers to provide support.
- Survivors’ Programme was piloted – a Youth Community was formed.
- ADORE became a public memorial attended by various stakeholders of CCF.
- Hair for Hope 2009 surpassed the $1,000,000 mark – and achieved a two-fold increase in participation with 1,842 shavees.
- CCF was awarded the Most Supportive NPO in Citibank-YMCA Youth For Causes 2009.
- CCF introduced video-conferencing in the wards allowing our beneficiaries to keep in touch with friends and family during their prolonged stay inside the hospital.
- Caregivers’ Support Programme was adopted in place of Parents’ Support Programme to acknowledge services extended to other non-parental caregivers.
- Parent Volunteers were matched to support other parents with children newly diagnosed with childhood cancer.CCF renovated the decade-old CCF@NUH FSC to provide for a counselling room, meeting area for volunteers and parents, as well as lockers for rent to caregivers.
- An integrated hospital-home-community service model was adopted in the last quarter of 2008 to realign existing services and introduce new services so that specialised attention can be rendered to the changing needs of CCF beneficiaries at different stages of the illness.
- CCF founded its Community Office at the Social Service Hub @ Tiong Bahru and commissioned in December 2008.
- Parents’ Support Group was renamed ‘Parents’ Support Programme’ with new initiatives introduced to support parents in their caregiving.
- Therapeutic Play Week was organised at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and National University Hospital to raise awareness on therapeutic play as an intervention tool.
- A Public Forum on the impact of potentially life-threatening childhood illnesses was organised.
- CCF@KKH Children’s Cancer Centre was officially opened in September 2007 with a donation of $1.2 million facilitated by CCF.
- The first Volunteers’ Networking Day (VND) was organised to bring together volunteers helping with different programmes in CCF.
- CCF organised the psychosocial workshop on childhood cancer in the inaugural SIOP Asia Conference in April 2000.
- CCF@KKH and CCF@NUH Family Support Centres was established as on-site one-stop support centres for children and families impacted by childhood cancer.
- ‘Make a Wish’ project was piloted by a group of volunteers to fulfill the wish of terminally ill children.
- Change of name from W.A.L.K. to Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF). Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, the then-Senior Parliament Secretary (Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs) was appointed Patron.
- A financial assistance scheme was set up to help needy families.
- CCF’s first ‘Tulip Hearts Day’ was held to remember children with cancer.
- The inaugural issue of ‘Tribute’ newsletter was distributed in December.
- W.A.L.K. established structured social work intervention comprising counselling, play therapy and parent support groups.
- W.A.L.K. (Working in Aid of Leukaemic Kids) was registered as a Society in November.