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.
Aug 24 | There are very few life events worse than the day parents learn their child has cancer. On that day, everything changes. The future we imagined for our family has evaporated. Everything we thought we knew about life has shifted. Our definition of “normal” has been erased. When my son Julian was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), my brain refused…Read More
Aug 11 | We are moving to a new space! Beginning Monday, August 17, our suite number is changing. If you’re mailing anything to us or stopping by, please take note of our new address: 7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 355 Minneapolis, MN 55439 During the moving process, our phone and email services will be down temporarily. Calls will not go through and…Read More
Jul 6 | We received this email from one of our Great Cycle Challenge participants. We found it to be so powerful, we had share it with all of you: Here’s an update from my Great Cycle Challenge from a few days ago that I hoped to never have to post…. Well I did it. I reached my goal.…Read More
Jun 30 | The fear of relapse is a real thing— it has existed since my son’s brain tumor was removed when he was 6 weeks old. That cancer will come back and attack us again, paralyzes me. My son, now 8 years old, has not yet relapsed. He is growing, he is learning and he is thriving in his…Read More
Jun 30 | Thank you for attending Time to Fly! Thank you to everyone for participating and supporting Time to Fly 2015! Despite the rain, more than 1,500 participants joined us in the fight against childhood cancer and we raised more than $216,000. The money we’ve raised will help us make advances in childhood cancer research and give hope to children and families…Read More
Jun 16 | This piece was originally posted on Jane’s blog, soothingthespirit.com. When you have a child with cancer, social media can provide a wonderful lifeline of support. When Claire was sick I used Caring Bridge to communicate updates to the myriads of supportive people who were following her story throughout treatment. I know many have also used Facebook to do…Read More
Jun 10 | Branden Moriarity, PhD, uses mouse models to identify cancer genes that cause osteosarcoma, a rare pediatric bone cancer, that primarily affects young adults. Additionally, osteosarcoma is a highly prevalent cancer in canines, with more than 50,000 cases per year in the U.S. Unlike some tumors, osteosarcoma is genetically complicated and difficult to understand using normal mouse models. Because of the…Read More
Jun 8 | Peighton’s mother, Jennifer, holds an x-ray up to her kitchen window. “See,” she says, “it’s right there!” She points to a white patch between two eyeballs—an image of her daughter’s brain and her tumor. It’s the last remaining tumor of six that were in her spine and brain, sitting just under her optic nerve. “We call it Gary the Snail!”…Read More
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