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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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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

Depression and Survivor’s Guilt After Leukemia

| Written by Jamie Lynn Hutchings. She is an AML survivor and writer of her blog Surviving The Bubble. After surviving acute mylocetic leukemia at age 11, I tried to prove myself to everyone around me.  I talked about my leukemia every chance I got and tried to remind people about this amazing thing…Read More

The New Normal: Nothing’s Normal

| Written by Monica Fochtman Monica, the mom of two boys and proud partner of Sean, is a coach, consultant, writer, and speaker. Among these, she is also an advocate for childhood cancer patients. Today, she shares her experiences with son, Luke, who was diagnosed at 3-years-old with stage four cancer.  On December 12, 2008, our then 3-year-old son, Luke,…Read More

A Letter to my Pre-Cancer Self

| Dear Pre-Cancer Self, You’re about to be blindsided. You’re just about to start your freshman year of high school; it’s a big transitional period for everyone, including yourself. People start forming friend groups and getting to know each other. You won’t get that. Your third day of school you will unexpectedly be called out of class. Before…Read More

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

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| I Had to Stay Strong

| She Wasn’t Breathing; Her Heart Stopped

| An Unfamiliar, Familiar Place

| An Unfortunate Coincidence

| Silver Strings and the Fear of Relapse

| What Bravery Means to Me

| 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