Hats On for CPC

Hats On for CPC is an annual ICPCN event aimed at raising awareness of children's palliative care through a global social media campaign.


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The missing middle : Being a teen with cancer in South Africa – a new ICPCN blog by Cara Noble

Cara Noble is the National Relationship Manager for Service Delivery Programmes at the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). where she has worked since 2011 as a social worker with children and families affected by cancer. She is passionate about helping families cope, adapt and heal through their journey of cancer. In this latest ICPCN […]

Funky Hat Day at Hillcrest Primary School kicks off ICPCN #HatsOn4CPC campaign

ICPCN’s annual ‘Hats On 4 CPC’ day is just around the corner. On Friday 17 August, the pupils and staff of Hillcrest Primary School got to parade around school wearing their funkiest hats to raise awareness and funds for a great cause. ‘Hats On 4 Children’s Palliative Care’ Day is an annual global awareness raising […]

Lessons from a Rainbow Unicorn – A Real Life Story of a Father’s Loss

Fred Platt has spent the past twenty years of his life building a successful business and is the CEO of a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. However, the achievement of which he is most proud is that of being Sam’s dad. In his first book Lessons from a Rainbow Unicorn  –  A real life […]

We’d like to tell your stories

ICPCN is looking for new personal narratives and images to use in the work we do to support and develop children’s palliative care internationally. These true stories and related photographs can be from family members, from children themselves and from those who provide care. The strategic nature of our work means that our direct connection to individual children […]