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.
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
Apr 30 | Our long-time partner, Macy’s, confirmed that they will no longer be producing Glamorama, the annual fashion fundraiser which has benefitted Children’s Cancer Research for the past 23 years. While this news is bittersweet for us, we are very grateful for the support that Macy’s has given us over the past two decades and we look forward to our continued partnership.…Read More
Apr 27 | Caitlin Batzlaff, Care Partners volunteer, three years When Caitlin started preparing for medical school at the University of Minnesota, it was an easy decision for her to become a volunteer for the Care Partners program. “My family has a lot of medical background, so I’ve been immersed in the culture of caring my whole life,” she says.…Read More
Apr 20 | Beads hang off Michael’s* IV pole telling what seems to be an endless story of all the procedures he has gone through so far. As I step into the room I can’t seem to break my gaze from the multicolored strands that twinkle above his head, but I look at his face with the respect he deserves. I have been…Read More
Apr 13 | I stood in the hospital lobby with my ear pressed against the handle of the phone as my husband, Rob, held it to his ear to hear the news the doctor had to deliver. “Tumor,” the doctor said. I looked at Zach, our fourteen year old son, who waited, patient but miserable, in a chair across the room. The…Read More
Apr 7 | Children’s Cancer Research Fund launches the first-ever Great Cycle Challenge USA (GCC-USA)! The inaugural GCC-USA is a national event that encourages riders of all fitness levels and ages to pedal throughout the month of June and log their miles while raising vital funding for cancer research.…Read More
Apr 6 | I’ve never seen a ghost or a spirit. I’m terrified of the thought, but I’m still intrigued. Spirits to me are otherworldly-a concept you want to believe in, but you aren’t sure if it’s real. But they are real, and I learned that during my son’s radiation treatment for cancer. Radiation is odd. It signals the end of a…Read More
Mar 30 | On March 16, 2010, as my wife Kelly, our parents and our sweet little 22-month-old sat in an exam room at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, we received a diagnosis that shocked us all. Our son James had a cancerous tumor growing in his left eye- a cancer none of us had ever heard of before or even knew…Read More
Mar 23 | I don’t daydream about my children’s futures. I don’t envision them getting older, wearing prom dresses or tuxes. I don’t see my daughter in a white wedding gown. I don’t see my son behind the wheel. In fact, I don’t even buy my children clothes the next size up. Now, I am not saying that these things will or…Read More
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