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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.


New grant helps connect moms of children with cancer

| Children’s Cancer Research Fund is proud to award a grant of $10,000 to Momcology, a medical and social support community for mothers and primary caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer. The funding helps Momcology enhance the online experience for their community, develop healing and restorative retreats for moms and expand education and awareness of childhood cancer. Momcology currently serves thousands…Read More

Glamorama, “Fashion Rocks” on August 1st

| Macy’s Glamorama is an hour-long high-end fashion show and musical production benefiting Children’s Cancer Research Fund and showcasing the latest fashions from the hottest designers, lush visuals, and incredible musical performances by chart-topping artists. Returning again to the State Theatre, this year’s theme is “Fashion Rocks”. Headlining this year’s show will be the…Read More

9th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference

| The McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota’s campus was bustling with more than 300 participants this past Saturday, at the 9th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference. This year’s theme, Exercise After Cancer was represented by a wide range of speakers from all over the country and world, whose presentations involved specific aspects of the benefits of physical exercise during…Read More

Surviving the Roller Coaster of Life: A Cancer-Dad and Widower Tells How

| When his sixteen-year-old son, Quintin, started complaining about difficulty breathing during gym class, Vincent at first assumed it was asthma. After a few visits to the doctor’s office, asthma and pneumonia were both ruled out, yet Quintin kept losing weight at an alarming rate. Finally, an X-ray at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota revealed what appeared to be…Read More

Just Imagine 2014

| Our annual luncheon, “Just Imagine” was held Tuesday, April 29th, at the Interlachen Country Club, this year focusing on the subject of pediatric brain cancer. The theme was well represented throughout the event with seven-year-old brain cancer patient Caden Drier playing the piano for arriving luncheon attendees and participants. Amanda Brinkman, Children’s Cancer Research Fund’s Board…Read More

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research at the University of Minnesota

| Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death in children. Advances in surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy have not led to the same decrease in mortality as seen in other pediatric cancers, such as leukemia. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at the Read More

Date For Life

| Our sixth annual Date for Life event was held at the posh Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis this year. Held the evening before Valentine’s Day, this event attracted nearly 500 guests, including 30 of the Twin Cities’ most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who were auctioned off with a variety of fun and romantic date packages.Read More

Survivors of childhood cancer at significant risk for heart disease

| Childhood cancer, the leading killer of children by disease, is the penultimate childhood health struggle. Unfortunately, the struggle may not end when the cancer therapy does. The long-term effects of cancer treatment may pose life-long health risks for survivors of childhood cancer as significant as the cancer itself. Intensive therapies used to treat cancer—like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and blood…Read More

Unrelated charities

| The Tampa Bay Times newspaper and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently published a list called “America’s Worst Charities”. Our organization is of course not on this list, however there are several charities listed with very similar names that we unfortunately receive numerous complaint calls about in regards to their aggressive telemarketing tactics. We want…Read More

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Upcoming Events

Dawn of a Dream 2014

Saturday, Nov 1
Dawn of a Dream is our signature fundraising event and black tie gala. The goal of this event is to educate our constituents on the work being done by Children’s Cancer Research Fund and our doctors and researchers at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. Event Site

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