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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.


How my son’s cancer made me the student

| The innocence of children had never been something I had thought about at any great length.  Of course our children are innocent. They don’t know anything different than their own little microcosm within which they live.  That is, until they are shoved into an adult world, and even then, the grace with which they handle situations beyond their years…Read More

Courage, Joy and Shampoo Mohawks

| At the beginning of my cancer journey, I had no idea that the experience would make me evolve into a greater person. My body may now be riddled in scars from a hard time that I will never forget. I may always have a tinge of fear creeping about, waiting for the next moment of relapse, but my journey…Read More

How childhood cancer saved my marriage

| When tragedy strikes it’s like you’re under a magnifying glass—especially your marriage. All the little problems, dislikes and concerns you have about your spouse get enormous, loud and ugly. They consume your thoughts, sit heavily in your chest and cause doubt, anger and fear. If left untouched, they will win and your marriage will be in jeopardy. The confusing…Read More

Being the Bear

| Hello, I’m C.C. Bear! First of all, I would like to thank my helper for typing all of this up for me. Opposable thumbs are something I think you humans take for granted!  Before I was hired by Children’s Cancer Research Fund last September, they said I had the right personality for the job. They pointed out that I’m…Read More

Research Snapshot: Is double really better?

| The old adage goes that more is better, but according to a new study proposed by Dr. John Wagner, Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist at the University of Minnesota, it isn’t quite so when it comes to cord-blood transplants.  Dr. Wagner and a team of researchers investigated whether a single-unit cord blood transplant was less (or more) effective than a double…Read More

How a sea turtle helped me grieve

| Remember the sea turtle, Zach? The one you saw in Mexico? Remember how peaceful it was, how beautiful? The air was salty and warm. The sea turtle kept swimming alongside us. Zach nods after each pause between my sentences. His eyes are closed in concentration as he focuses on taking each breath, but he hears me.  He tries…Read More

Late Effects: A Mother’s Voice

| We were told Connor would have many late effects from the medical treatments that would hopefully save his life.  His care team warned us of hair loss, night sweats, vomiting, mouth sores, body aches, cognitive delays, growth delays, tooth malformation, hearing loss, the list goes on…for miles. It all happened so fast. First, Connor survived a risky emergency surgery…Read More

Letter from a Cancer Survivor

| Battling cancer has changed my life. It’s safe to say that I would not be the person I am today without undergoing this beast. There isn’t a day that goes by that I do not think about cancer and how fortunate I am to be here. When I was just thirteen months old I was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma…Read More

The 34th annual Dawn of a Dream: “Brave”

| Courage abounded at the 34th annual Dawn of a Dream as 800 guests gathered for one of the most memorable events yet. Taking place at the downtown Minneapolis Depot, this year’s theme was “Brave,” a word that not only describes the patients, families and researchers who battle cancer every day, but also the generous guests who helped raise more than…Read More

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Upcoming Events

Great Cycle Challenge ™

Monday, Jun 1
Great Cycle Challenge is a national event that encourages riders of all fitness levels and ages to pedal throughout the month of June and log your miles to fight kids' cancer.Event Site

Time to Fly 2015

Saturday, Jun 20
Join in the race against childhood cancer at Time to Fly! Every step brings us closer to a cure for childhood cancer. Rally your family and friends to join your team and collect donations. Event Site

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