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Retinoblastoma Survivor
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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.


If You Don’t Have Hope, What Do You Have?

| I’ve stared at cancer every day for the last two years, not once, not twice, but three times. Cancer knows I’m not going to budge; I’m not going to let it win. Cancer has become part of me because cancer became a part of my brother. “I have a 30 percent chance that I’m…Read More

New Grants Provide Support for Childhood Cancer Clinical Trials

| Children’s Cancer Research Fund, in partnership with Momcology, a national peer support foundation for pediatric cancer families, has awarded $180,000 in grants to nine hospitals to conduct early phase research and clinical trials for children with cancer. The funds were raised as part of the 2016 Great Cycle…Read More

To the Kid Who is Going Through What I Went Through

| To the kid who is going through what I went through, you are not alone. I understand your fears and uncertainties. I’ve been there, and I lived to share my story. I know what it’s like to hear the word “cancer” in reference to myself and feel dumbfounded and confused, knowing that my childhood would no longer be carefree. The…Read More

“They Should Have Fed Him More Broccoli.”

| When Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma almost seven years ago, I wondered why? Why did this otherwise strong and healthy boy - a boy who had been to the doctor only once in the previous three years - get bone cancer? Other people had the same question. “They should have fed him more broccoli.” One woman said after…Read More

Meet our Supporters: John Poferl

| John, a longtime supporter of CCRF, holds a lively annual kickball/softball tournament each year in honor of his fun-loving sister, Katie, who passed away from cancer at age 20. We are grateful for John’s commitment to raising awareness through Love Beer. Hate Cancer. and we’re honored to share more of his story with you! About John Poferl I’m 32 years…Read More

Faces of Childhood Cancer: Nevaeh

| Nevaeh Medulloblastoma Survivor Eight-year-old Nevaeh wears a gold cape in the grocery store. Her hair up in a pony-tail, she’s ready to get to work bagging groceries to fund brain cancer research through her fundraiser, Superkids Never Quit. Though Nevaeh has always had a tender, compassionate heart, her medulloblastoma diagnosis gave her focus: to defeat…Read More

Faces of Childhood Cancer: Jocelyn

| Jocelyn June 12, 2006 – July 6, 2013 One evening in July, Kayla ate at McDonald’s with her husband and kids, Reid, Liam, Harper and Everleigh. This might seem like a typical scene after a hot Fourth of July weekend, but for Kayla’s family, it meant more: They were remembering their eldest daughter and sister…Read More

Faces of Childhood Cancer: Dexter

| Dexter Neuroblastoma Survivor We first met Dexter at Minneapolis’ Ronald McDonald House. Eight years old at the time, he sat cross-legged on the living room couch prepared with his white, netted radiation mask and his long strings of Beads of Courage, beads used to commemorate the milestones he’s achieved through his treatment. That day, Dexter…Read More

Meet Kaitlyn: “It’s Important Not to Drop the Things You Love”

| Kaitlyn is the sibling of childhood cancer survivor, Luke. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer, when he was 8 years old. Kaitlyn is the oldest of four siblings and is pursuing a career in child family life. She shared a glimpse of what her experience was like. What was the hardest thing to watch your brother endure?Read More

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Upcoming Events

Dawn of a Dream 2016

Saturday, Nov 5
On November 5th, join us at The Depot in Minneapolis for hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, dinner and a live auction to raise money for Children's Cancer Research Fund.Event Site

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