What We Do
NOFCC is a volunteer based charity that provides support to families with children with cancer.
An organization is only as strong as its supporters. Please follow the link to Volunteer.
Much of the support we provide is financial. How well we do that is based on your generosity.
Here are a just a few of the many touching stories we have been told over the years.
“Striving to improve the lives of families dealing with childhood cancer. “
Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC) is a registered charitable organization based in Sudbury, Ontario and committed to helping families across our Northern Ontario who have a child diagnosed with cancer. Through support groups, bursaries and a variety of other support programs, we provide assistance to families and cancer survivors.
Our mission is to provide hope, support, advocacy and education to families who have a child with cancer.
It is with much excitement that the NOFCC and Vale announce the continuation of ‘The Shine Bright Bursary’ program devised to offer financial assistance to all Northern Ontario children dealing with childhood cancer and their siblings enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
See our Programs page for information on the Shine Bright Bursary Program
We cannot do the work we do without your support. Whether through giving your time or through financial support, every hour and dollar you give goes towards helping a Northern Ontario family through one of their most difficult times. Please click here for more information on how to Volunteer or to Donate
Pinecrest Public School Pop Tab Collection Fundraiser, Val Caron, Ontario
On Wednesday April 17 NOFCC Fund Development Coordinator Dayna Caruso and Interlink Nurse for HSN Vicky Wilton attended Pinecrest Public School in Val Caron to talk to 13 year old Catherine Costello (below) and her grade 7 class about leukemia and the NOFCC charity work being done in communties across Northern Ontario. Catherine's class has begun a fundraiser for the NOFCC that involves collecting 6 million pop tabs to be recycled and the money donated to NOFCC. Catherine's teacher said that this is going to take some time and expects that the fundraiser will definitely go into September, for next years school year. If the public would like to donate any tabs to the cause please contact the NOFCC at 705-586-3229.
Catherine brought her "Bravery Beads" to the presentation and showed her class the length of her bravery by stretching it from one end of the classroom to the other. Each bead on this string represents a major milestone in Catherine's three year journey through childhood cancer. Each bead represents events, such as a new chemo treatment protocol, a "poke", and ambulance ride, ICU visits, hair loss, tests/scans, tube insertions, lumbar punctures, blood transfusions, bone marrow biopsies, stem cell harvests, radiation, surgery, and all the days when someone made a big difference in her life. These beads are given to children all over who have been diagnosed with cancer to help them remember how far they have come. Catherine has 22 days left of treatment for her leukemia, which has lasted nearly three years. Congratulations Catherine!
Often times, organizations such as ours have people with great ideas of how to help people in our communities, but we lack the volunteers to make things happen.
In as little as one hour per month, you can be involved in helping make a positive impact on the lives of people dealing with very difficult times.
Visit our Volunteers Page for details on how you can help.