You Can Make an Impact
Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.
Fueled by compassion since opening our doors in 1981, our team has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Our investments in key research initiatives and patient care have led to innovative treatments, faster cures, new discoveries, and compassionate quality-of-life programs that give hope to pediatric patients and their families.
One person. One donation. One hour of volunteer time. Your time and efforts can make a huge difference in the lives of childhood cancer patients and their families.
Jun 30 | The fear of relapse is a real thing— it has existed since my son’s brain tumor was removed when he was 6 weeks old. That cancer will come back and attack us again, paralyzes me. My son, now 8 years old, has not yet relapsed. He is growing, he is learning and he is thriving in his…Read More
Jun 30 | Thank you for attending Time to Fly! Thank you to everyone for participating and supporting Time to Fly 2015! Despite the rain, more than 1,500 participants joined us in the fight against childhood cancer and we raised more than $216,000. The money we’ve raised will help us make advances in childhood cancer research and give hope to children and families…Read More
Jun 16 | This piece was originally posted on Jane’s blog, soothingthespirit.com. When you have a child with cancer, social media can provide a wonderful lifeline of support. When Claire was sick I used Caring Bridge to communicate updates to the myriads of supportive people who were following her story throughout treatment. I know many have also used Facebook to do…Read More
Jun 10 | Branden Moriarity, PhD, uses mouse models to identify cancer genes that cause osteosarcoma, a rare pediatric bone cancer, that primarily affects young adults. Additionally, osteosarcoma is a highly prevalent cancer in canines, with more than 50,000 cases per year in the U.S. Unlike some tumors, osteosarcoma is genetically complicated and difficult to understand using normal mouse models. Because of the…Read More
Jun 8 | Peighton’s mother, Jennifer, holds an x-ray up to her kitchen window. “See,” she says, “it’s right there!” She points to a white patch between two eyeballs—an image of her daughter’s brain and her tumor. It’s the last remaining tumor of six that were in her spine and brain, sitting just under her optic nerve. “We call it Gary the Snail!”…Read More
May 19 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy and several other news outlets recently reported on a list called “4 Cancer Charities Charged in Fraud Case.” Our organization is NOT on this list, however there are two charities called “Children’s Cancer Fund of America” and “Cancer Fund of America” that are on the list. We have received several inquiries since these…Read More
May 18 | Airline pilot Dustin Hron has always wanted to use his own experience to give back in a positive way. When he was six months old, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and treated at the University of Minnesota. Though he was too young to remember much, he still has late effects from his cancer and treatment. He loves volunteering…Read More
May 12 | This blog post was originally shared on the Momcology Facebook page. Momcology is a medical and social support community for mothers and primary caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer. Children’s Cancer Research Fund is proud to support the program! To learn more about Momcology, visit Momcology.org. Apparently, the first Sunday in May is International Bereaved Mother’s Day. One…Read More
May 4 | 2 years, 1 month and 26 days. That’s how long I have been holding my breath. That’s how long it’s been since I heard the words “Lydia has cancer.” At first, I couldn’t breathe. These words knocked the breath right out of me. How could my 2 year old have cancer? But, the doctor kept talking and I realized…Read More
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