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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.


Meet our Supporters: John Poferl

| John, a longtime supporter of CCRF, holds a lively annual kickball/softball tournament each year in honor of his fun-loving sister, Katie, who passed away from cancer at age 20. We are grateful for John’s commitment to raising awareness through Love Beer. Hate Cancer. and we’re honored to share more of his story with you! About John Poferl I’m 32 years…Read More

Faces of Childhood Cancer: Nevaeh

| Nevaeh Medulloblastoma Survivor Eight-year-old Nevaeh wears a gold cape in the grocery store. Her hair up in a pony-tail, she’s ready to get to work bagging groceries to fund brain cancer research through her fundraiser, Superkids Never Quit. Though Nevaeh has always had a tender, compassionate heart, her medulloblastoma diagnosis gave her focus: to defeat…Read More

Faces of Childhood Cancer: Jocelyn

| Jocelyn June 12, 2006 – July 6, 2013 One evening in July, Kayla ate at McDonald’s with her husband and kids, Reid, Liam, Harper and Everleigh. This might seem like a typical scene after a hot Fourth of July weekend, but for Kayla’s family, it meant more: They were remembering their eldest daughter and sister…Read More

Faces of Childhood Cancer: Dexter

| Dexter Neuroblastoma Survivor We first met Dexter at Minneapolis’ Ronald McDonald House. Eight years old at the time, he sat cross-legged on the living room couch prepared with his white, netted radiation mask and his long strings of Beads of Courage, beads used to commemorate the milestones he’s achieved through his treatment. That day, Dexter…Read More

Meet Kaitlyn: “It’s Important Not to Drop the Things You Love”

| Kaitlyn is the sibling of childhood cancer survivor, Luke. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer, when he was 8 years old. Kaitlyn is the oldest of four siblings and is pursuing a career in child family life. She shared a glimpse of what her experience was like. What was the hardest thing to watch your brother endure?Read More

“I Can Promise You We Will Never Stop Fighting”

| Ashley, a mom of two, started detailing her son’s journey with Langerhans cell histiocytosis after he was diagnosed in October of 2015.  Amidst the day-to-day life,  she shares Lexyn’s and their family’s experiences. As I tucked Lexyn into bed one night, I laid beside him and asked if he was nervous for our much anticipated trip.  In his…Read More

Braving a Battle of Their Own

| Ashley, a mom of two, started detailing her son’s journey with Langerhans cell histiocytosis after he was diagnosed in October of 2015.  Amidst the day-to-day life,  she shares Lexyn’s and their family’s experiences. Amidst the many faces of cancer lies an array of hope.  For it’s within those faces, you continue to see sparkling eyes that can make…Read More

I Was Happy Fighting

| Written by Stephanie Merfeld, mother of Adrian. Adrian passed away two years ago on July 12. Sometimes, social media is not so nice.  I love that I can check on my friends and family and look at cute cat videos, but once you are in the childhood cancer world you can’t leave.   Even…Read More

Great Cycle Challenge USA Raises Over $3 million for Childhood Cancer

| More than 26,000 cyclists around the country raised $3 million to fight childhood cancer this June through Great Cycle Challenge USA! This month-long national event encourages riders of all ages to pedal against childhood cancer.  Each participant set a personal riding goal and encouraged donations from friends and family. In total, riders pedaled 1,946,846…Read More

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Upcoming Events

Dawn of a Dream 2016

Saturday, Nov 5
On November 5th, join us at The Depot in Minneapolis for hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, dinner and a live auction to raise money for Children's Cancer Research Fund.Event Site

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