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Dutch National Childhood Cancer Association

The Dutch National Childhood Cancer Association (formerly known as VOKK) supports families of a child with cancer by providing information, activities and advocacy, and offers contact opportunities.

The Association has its own counter in the central hall of the Princess Máxima Center. You can always come by for information, a listening ear or practical help, such as a babysitter for your child. There are also information points in each department. Our volunteers of the Association are present in the Máxima Center every day. You can always approach them in the center, but you can also reach them via oudersteuners@kinderkankernederland.nl.

The well known KanjerKetting and Chemo-Kasper are amongst the things you’ll receive from the Association. Several brochures and booklets that you receive in the Máxima Center come from the Association as well. You can get all kinds of other brochures at our counter. And for your child you can get ‘de Warme Beer’, a cuddly toy you can use as a hot water bottle when you heat it in the microwave.

The Association has a buddy program for children from the age of eight.

The Association brings together more than 30 years of children's and families' experience. We take our experience into account in our collaboration with practitioners and researchers with the aim of continuously on improving care and curing more and more children with optimal quality of life.

The Association is co-initiator of the Princess Máxima Center and has played an important role in the design and layout of the building and the care. Together with SKION we form the co-operative Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology.

Meetingplace for parents/caretakers
Every two weeks on Wednesday evening from 8pm – 10pm there is the possibility to relax with a snack, drink or a cup of coffee with other parents in the back of the restaurant of the Princess Máxima Center. The volunteers of the Association are present here as well. All dates can be found here.

Want to know more? Go to the website of the Association.