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 | Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death in children. Advances in surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy have not led to the same decrease in mortality as seen in other pediatric cancers, such as leukemia. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at the Read More
Feb 18 | Our sixth annual Date for Life event was held at the posh Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis this year. Held the evening before Valentine’s Day, this event attracted nearly 500 guests, including 30 of the Twin Cities’ most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who were auctioned off with a variety of fun and romantic date packages.Read More
Feb 10 | Childhood cancer, the leading killer of children by disease, is the penultimate childhood health struggle. Unfortunately, the struggle may not end when the cancer therapy does. The long-term effects of cancer treatment may pose life-long health risks for survivors of childhood cancer as significant as the cancer itself. Intensive therapies used to treat cancer—like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and blood…Read More
Jan 28 | The Tampa Bay Times newspaper and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently published a list called “America’s Worst Charities”. Our organization is of course not on this list, however there are several charities listed with very similar names that we unfortunately receive numerous complaint calls about in regards to their aggressive telemarketing tactics. We want…Read More
Jan 15 | Shortly before his second birthday, Caden’s parents Tracy and Thane noticed a deviation in Caden’s right eye. They brought him in to see an ophthalmologist, but the standard method of treatment just seemed to make the deviation worse. Caden was quickly pushed up the list to receive an MRI at the University of Minnesota. What the MRI revealed came as a shock to everyone.Read More
Jan 10 | Care Partners is our volunteer-driven, quality-of-life program that provides non-medical support to families and patients being treated for pediatric blood and marrow transplantation, pediatric cancer (oncology) and blood diseases (hematology). Each month we profile a Care Partner volunteer who gives generously of their time and energy to families being treated at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Name:Mark Wendle Are…Read More
Jan 2 | Diagnosed with stage IV Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin Disease in September last year, 15-year-old Zach of Woodbury, Minnesota was just preparing to enter his freshman year of high school. After completing 17 radiation treatments and chemotherapy at the University of Minnesota, Zach is technically cancer free.Read More
Dec 20 | Last summer at the age of one, Lilah was diagnosed with stage IV high risk neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. In August, she began chemotherapy treatment which significantly reduced the size of Lila’s tumor however she still needed surgery to remove a majority of it from her airways. Her surgery was to be…Read More
Dec 19 | For 15 years, the KS95 for Kids Radiothon has warmed thousands of hearts over the airwaves sharing stories of brave children and their families, and raising over $13 million for Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Specialty Healthcare. Throughout the two-day event, held at the Mall of America, stories of hope involving kids affected by cancer and disabilities were told…Read More
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