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Brain Tumor Survivor
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Leukemia Survivor
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Leukemia Survivor
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Wilms Tumor Survivor
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Leukemia Survivor
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Retinoblastoma Survivor
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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.


“At Least It’s Just Non-Hodgkin”

| “At least it’s just non-Hodgkin.” I was baffled by what came out of her mouth. After confiding and sharing my brother’s official diagnosis, puzzled, I asked her to repeat what she’d just said. “At least it’s JUST non- Hodgkin. It’s curable,” she said. Somehow, I was supposed to find comfort in the “world of multiple types of cancer”…Read More

As Each Day Passes, My Heart Gets Heavier

| As each day passes, my heart gets heavier. With each sunset, I feel another 100 pounds across my back. When my son Dom was 3, we mentioned to my mom possibly wanting to have more kids. I couldn’t understand how I could love children the same because at the time I couldn’t fathom loving anyone more than Dom.…Read More

Three Years and Five Words

| My toddler, Finn, knows five words: mama, dada, raccoon, Daisy (my parent’s dog) — and Zach. Four of these words he picked up on his own, the last one I heavily influenced. As soon as Finn was old enough to understand words and expressions, I’d carry him to our hallway, show him a photo of my brother, point emphatically…Read More

Butterfly Award Winner: The Dykes Family

| Each year, Children’s Cancer Research Fund presents Butterfly Awards to individuals, teams and organizations who have contributed significant time, service and resources to ending childhood cancer. This year, our ambassador family Butterfly Award goes to the Dykes family for their incredible commitment to our cause. Diagnosed with a brain tumor at just six weeks old, Mindy and David…Read More

When Late Effects Can’t Be Fixed

| We Had It Good We had it good. We had a brain tumor survivor who was thriving. Sure, he had late effects: Stroke damage, hearing loss, partial blindness, speech difficulty, cognitive delays (which is a nice way of saying his brain and his mouth don’t work well together), drop foot causing trouble with balance, issues controlling body temp, fatigue from…Read More

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

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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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