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.
Mar 13 | Memories – we hold a special place in our hearts to store them, whether they are life-changing or tragic events. I knew I needed to document our journey with cancer because the end was unknown: I wanted to be able to look back and have memories of my brother if he lost his battle with cancer. Although I didn’t…Read More
Mar 9 | This photo is my favorite because it represents the hope we all had for a cure. Jennie was literally reaching for the stars. The only thing worse than hearing the words “Your child has cancer” is hearing the words “Your child’s cancer is back.” There was no cure. Through no fault of her own, Jennie’s osteosarcoma…Read More
Mar 2 | We aren’t afraid to solve a fatal problem that’s millions of years old, and we’re grateful you aren’t either. Because of your support of the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, researchers are taking down a bone cancer that has been around since the dinosaurs and is responsible for the death of hundreds of children. This year, scientists plan to begin…Read More
Mar 1 | Our battle is over, won. The weekly trips for chemotherapy have ended; the overnight bags are no longer packed. My wife and I have returned to work, myself, an 18-year military veteran, and she, a preschool teacher. Our 10-year-old son is also getting back to normal. Wait, normal, what is that? I long to feel the way I once felt…normal:…Read More
Feb 28 | When your children are small, you are the one they cry out to in the dark. It is easy to be brave in the light, but in the dark, fears are often amplified . . . bigger . . . more real. In the light, it is easier to face the demons and fears when you can see them coming. …Read More
Feb 22 | Poem written by Anna Schetinski About Anna: I was just a regular girl, living a normal life when in an instant something terrible happened. I realized that life is fragile- not to be taken for granted. I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when I was sixteen years old and it changed me forever. I survived to share my story, and I…Read More
Feb 21 | What I remember most from this past year is my suitcase. Every weekend proceeds as so: pack my suitcase, throw it in the car, drive to the suburbs, drag it into the house, unpack, treat it like a closet for two days, pack it again, drag it to the car, drive back to the city, unpack, get ready for work.…Read More
Feb 20 | 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. We’re truly thankful for the passion and commitment shared by JoAnn Schultz, an incredible Care Partners volunteer! JoAnn has provided wonderful support for children and families since 2009 as a Care Partners volunteer…Read More
Feb 7 | I stand in a room untouched for 4 years. As I run my hand on the bed I feel the cold cotton of the blanket, knowing that it will never be warmed by the body of my brother again. The room is filled to the brim with oddities. A football helmet, a dried boutineer, a collection of Red Bull…Read More
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