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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.


Holding Hands with a Butterfly

| Wearing pink ballet slippers, 2-year-old Elisa McCann flies around her living room using her new-found walking and running skills. Her father, Dagan, diligently follows her, arms protectively guiding her from corner to corner to prevent any injury that might arise from tripping and falling. Some call children like Elisa “butterfly children” because they are so fragile—as fragile as butterfly wings.…Read More

New Strategies for Fighting Leukemia

| Gold isn’t just for jewelry—it could be the key to an innovative way to treat childhood cancers leukemia and solid tumors. While pediatric oncologist/hematologist Peter Gordon, M.D./Ph.D., was riding his bike home from work he started to think about the power of using nanoparticles as a highly customizable and targeted way to deliver drugs to cancer cells while avoiding…Read More

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

| September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, where we honor and remember those affected by childhood cancer by raising awareness. Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers. With the support of great partners across the country, here are some ways to help Children’s Cancer Research Fund while dining and…Read More

Cancer Requires us to Create a “New Normal”

| 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

We’re Moving

| 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

Macy’s Fashion Pass

| From July 22 to August 15, you’ll be able to support Children's Cancer Research Fund at Macy’s. Give $5 at any Macy’s location and you will receive $10 off a $30 purchase and an extra 20% or 15% in savings storewide. Your $5 will benefit CCRF and other great organizations. Learn More

Being a dad means you pedal on

| 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

The fear of relapse is a real thing

| 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

Time to Fly 2015

| 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

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Upcoming Events

Dawn of a Dream 2015

Saturday, Nov 7
This November, nine hundred guests will gather together for Children's Cancer Research Fund's award-winning signature annual gala. The 35th Dawn of a Dream event will include a cocktail hour, wine wall, dinner and interactive program, live auction, and entertainment.Event Site

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