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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.
Mar 2 | Before I was diagnosed with choiriocarcinoma (germ cell cancer) at age 13, the physician asked me a lot of strange questions: “Have you lost weight? Do you have frequent nosebleeds? Do you sweat a lot at night? Any strange aches or pains?” After I told him about my stomach aches for the past year, he nodded his head and showed…Read More
Feb 23 | 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
Feb 16 | 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
Feb 9 | 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
Feb 2 | 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
Jan 26 | 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
Jan 19 | 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
Jan 12 | 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
Jan 5 | 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
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