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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.


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

| Written by Alli Shoemaker Alli is the older sister of Zach Sobiech, who passed away from osteosarcoma in May 2013. 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…Read More

Late Effects: A Mother’s Voice

| Written by Mindy Dykes Mindy is the mother of 8-year-old Connor, who is a brain tumor survivor. 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…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

Closing the gap between hope and cures

| In an effort to accelerate access to new medications for cancer patients, a new symposium will bring together internationally recognized experts from academia, government, industry and health insurance to discuss the challenges of today’s system.  The event is a partnership created by the Richard Schulze Foundation, established by the founder of Best Buy as a way to give back…Read More

Community & Family Celebration 2014

| On October 10, 2014, Children’s Cancer Research Fund hosted the first annual Community and Family Celebration. Families, volunteers, researchers and doctors all came together to honor community members and celebrate a successful year at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. The evening began with several fun activities including a genetics “Supertasting” test, a video booth where guests left video messages for children…Read More

Picnic of Hope 2014

| CarePartners hosted the 19th annual Picnic of Hope on September 13th, 2014, drawing doctors, volunteers, cancer survivors, patients and family members from across the state of Minnesota and beyond. Kids chose from favorite books supplied by hospital volunteer Kay Christianson and met our newest staff member: C.C. Bear.  Hosted at Minnehaha Falls Park, picnic-goers enjoyed a crisp autumn afternoon filled…Read More

A portrait of Zach Sobiech

| We’re honored to introduce this beautiful new portrait of Zach Sobiech by Nashville artist Wayne Brezinka. The Sobiech family commissioned the artwork, which Wayne created using Zach’s clothing, song lyrics, fan letters and other personal items. “To me, Wayne’s portraits are more than just interesting interpretations of a person’s face—they are portraits of a person’s story,” said Laura…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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