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This is where you’ll find current news articles, kids stories and research news about pediatric cancer and other rare diseases. We’ll also keep you informed on what’s happening at Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

| September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare…Read More

Infant leukemia: A team approach

| Among all childhood cancers, leukemia in infancy is rare and challenging for researchers and doctors tasked with understanding causes and…Read More

What to Say (and What Not to Say) to a Family Facing Cancer

| This blog post is from our new guide Beyond “I’m Sorry”: Supporting a Family Facing Cancer.Read More


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Time to Fly 2016

Saturday, June 25
Join in the race against childhood cancer at Time to Fly! Every step brings us closer to a cure for childhood cancer. Event Site

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Saturday, June 25
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Saturday, August 20
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As the Train Passes

| Written by Mindy Dykes Mindy is the mother of 9-year-old Connor, who is a brain tumor survivor. My husband and I agreed from the beginning that we would raise our brain tumor survivor the same way we would his older sister. There would be rules, guidelines, discipline, limitations and expectations. I mean let’s say…Read More

5 Things to Write in a Card

| This blog post is from our new guide Beyond “I’m Sorry”: Supporting a Family Facing Cancer. Download it today to get more great tips on how to care for a family in the best way possible. You’ve picked out a great card for someone you know who is facing cancer. You have your pen in hand,…Read More

“Is There Anything I Can Do?”  There Is, and Here’s How

| This blog post is from our new guide Beyond “I’m Sorry”: Supporting a Family Facing Cancer. Download it today to get more great tips on how to care for a family in the best way possible. If you feel compelled to help a family experiencing cancer, know that your thoughtfulness could be a huge stress relief…Read More

Telemarketing Occurrences with Children’s Cancer Recovery Fund

| Children’s Cancer Research Fund has received complaints regarding telemarketers who represent the similarly named organization Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation. We have no connection or affiliation with this organization, and we do not make any telemarketing calls. We have reported these complaints to our state’s Attorney General office and encourage you to do the same. If you want to lodge…Read More

5 Ways to Support a Family Facing Cancer

| This blog post is from our new guide Beyond “I’m Sorry”: Supporting a Family Facing Cancer. Download it today to get more great tips on how to care for a family in the best way possible. If you feel compelled to help a family experiencing cancer, know that your thoughtfulness could be a huge stress…Read More

How a Small Birthmark Changed Our Life

| Written by Sarah, mother of Colton Picture this: You’re in an ice arena cheering on 7- and 8-year-olds learning how to play hockey, and they’re using the full length of regulation ice for the first time. That’s a challenge for small bodies, racing back and forth and up and down on the ice while clumsily chasing after a puck.…Read More

What to Say (and What Not to Say) to a Family Facing Cancer

| This blog post is from our new guide Beyond “I’m Sorry”: Supporting a Family Facing Cancer. Download it today to get more great tips on how to care for a family in the best way possible. Two moms, Mindy Dykes and Laura Sobiech, both with sons affected by childhood cancer, offer up some words…Read More

A New Era for Children with Neurofibromatosis

| “We are entering a new era of cancer therapy through targeted therapy and immunotherapy that will leave the radiation and chemotherapy we know today in the dust,” says Christopher Moertel, M.D., and a professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota. His immediate interest is a new class of drugs that target…Read More

Watching, Waiting and Skating

| Colton skates in his socks across the wood floor to the fish tank and shows off “Goldy” and “Yo-Yo,” his prized goldfish. Like any 7-year-old boy, Colton loves Legos and playing hockey. But what many don’t know is that he has a four-inch tumor embedded in his leg due to a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). NF1,…Read More

I Had to Stay Strong

| Written by Taylor Lieber Taylor, 19, was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in October 2012.  A little over two and a half years later, she was diagnosed with secondary high-risk AML. This week, Taylor writes about her good friend Jaimie and their transplant experiences. Part 4- I Had to Stay Strong Taylor pictured left, Jaimie pictured right …Read More

She Wasn’t Breathing; Her Heart Stopped

| Written by Taylor Lieber Taylor, 19, was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in October 2012.  A little over two and a half years later, she was diagnosed with secondary high-risk AML. This week, Taylor writes about her good friend Jaimie and their transplant experiences. Part 3- She Wasn’t Breathing; Her Heart Stopped Jaimie pictured left, Taylor pictured right. When…Read More

An Unfamiliar, Familiar Place

| Written by Taylor Lieber Taylor, 19, was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in October 2012.  A little over two and a half years later, she was diagnosed with secondary high-risk AML. This week, Taylor writes about her good friend Jaimie and their transplant experiences. Part 2- An Unfamiliar, Familiar Place Jaimie pictured left, Taylor pictured right.…Read More

An Unfortunate Coincidence

| Written by Taylor Lieber Taylor, 19, was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in October 2012.  A little over two and a half years later, she was diagnosed with secondary high-risk AML. This week, Taylor writes about her good friend Jaimie and their transplant experiences.  Part 1- An Unfortunate Coincidence Four years ago at Camp Mak-A-Dream, I…Read More

Silver Strings and the Fear of Relapse

| Written by Deanna Senior, mother of Sydney. Sydney was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Spring 2015. Diagnosis I was by myself with Sydney when she was recovering from surgery and the oncologist told me that he felt 99 percent sure that she had cancer. After the biopsy, her doctors peeked their heads…Read More

What Bravery Means to Me

| Written by David Dykes, father of 9-year-old Connor, a brain tumor survivor. To even begin this, I have to explain my history: I’m a Marine infantry veteran and have served with my local sheriff’s office for the last 13 years. I don’t classify myself as brave, but I have witnessed bravery, courage— things that have just left my mouth hanging…Read More

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| Happy

| This New Life

| I Will Always be the “Baby”

| As My Daughter Goes Through Surgery

| Defeating “This Beast”: How one mother plans to beat osteosarcoma

| My Son Taught Me to Overcome

| Things that Beating the “C” Word Taught me About Life

| Overcoming the Port Access

| Research in Sarcomas Gets Help from Man’s Best Friend

| Turning 1,600 iPhones of Data into Targeted Treatments

| Conquering Fear: Griffin’s Story

| Stronger Together: 35th Annual Dawn of a Dream

| Butterfly Awards

| Community Highlights

| Ryan, Shannon, & Fish’s KS95 for Kids Radiothon

| Meet Mikaela

| Picnic of Hope

| Words I Never Want to Say

| The November of Grief

| Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund Surpasses $1 Million

| Holding Hands with a Butterfly

| New Strategies for Fighting Leukemia

| Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

| Cancer Requires us to Create a “New Normal”

| We’re Moving

| Macy’s Fashion Pass

| Being a dad means you pedal on

| The fear of relapse is a real thing

| Time to Fly 2015

| What To Say When There’s Nothing To Say

| Researchers discover genes that cause deadly osteosarcoma

| Cartwheeling through Relapse: Meet Peighton

| An Important Message to our Donors

| Care Partner volunteer spotlight: Meet Dustin

| International Bereaved Mother’s Day?

| Holding my breath: 2 years, 1 month and 26 days

| Thank you to Macy’s

| Care Partners Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Caitlin

| How I act around children with cancer

| How my son led the way

| Children’s Cancer Research Fund launches Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!

| Spirits: How cancer created a bond between two kids named “Zach”

| Looking through new eyes: A father’s perspective on his son’s cancer

| Why I don’t daydream about my children’s futures

| Living with Late Effects- Part Three