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Our latest news, events, and updates

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.

Most Popular Articles

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

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

The facts about osteosarcoma

| Osteosarcoma is a malignant tumor that begins in the bone. Although they can arise in any of the more than…Read More

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Upcoming Events

Dawn of a Dream 2014

Saturday, November 1
Dawn of a Dream is our signature fundraising event and black tie gala. The goal of this event is to educate our constituents on the work being done by Children’s Cancer Research Fund and our doctors and researchers at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. Event Site

Day of the Cure

Sunday, November 2
Art auction held in Hopewell, VA to raise awareness and funds for CCRF. Event Site

Swing Fore! Hope Golf Invitational

Monday, November 3
Join Soltex, Inc. for their Inaugural Swing Fore! Hope golf event at Northgate Country Club in Houston, Texas. Event Site

A portrait of Zach Sobiech

| We’re honored to introduce this beautiful new portrait of Zach Sobiech by Nashville artist Wayne Brezinka. The Sobiech family commissioned the artwork, which Wayne created using Zach’s clothing, song lyrics, fan letters and other personal items. “To me, Wayne’s portraits are more than just interesting interpretations of a person’s face—they are portraits of a person’s story,” said Laura…Read More

140 Invitational Golf Tournament

| The eleventh annual 140 Invitational Golf Tournament, presented by our mission partner Lubrication Technologies, Inc., was another smashing success, raising nearly $190,000 for Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Held at beautiful Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on August 16, one hundred forty-four golfers enjoyed a fabulous day on the course. To add to the fun, golfers had the chance…Read More

Glamorama 2014

| Fashion rocked in the fight against childhood cancer as Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama once again hit the Twin Cities on August 1. Thanks to our partners at Macy’s, the energetic fashion and music show raised more than $285,000 for Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Fashion lovers enjoyed over one hundred fall runway looks from Calvin Klein, Diesel, Hello Kitty, INC International…Read More

New grant helps connect moms of children with cancer

| Children’s Cancer Research Fund is proud to award a grant of $10,000 to Momcology, a medical and social support community for mothers and primary caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer. The funding helps Momcology enhance the online experience for their community, develop healing and restorative retreats for moms and expand education and awareness of childhood cancer. Momcology currently serves thousands…Read More

Time to Fly 2014

| Thank you to the more than 2,300 participants, volunteers, vendors, sponsors and spectators who joined us at Time to Fly on June 21 at Phalen Park in St. Paul. Participants enjoyed a beautiful morning spent celebrating children and families who have been touched by cancer. A total of eighty-five teams, representing dedicated families, friends, businesses and community organizations, were fundraising…Read More

Glamorama, “Fashion Rocks” on August 1st

| Macy’s Glamorama is an hour-long high-end fashion show and musical production benefiting Children’s Cancer Research Fund and showcasing the latest fashions from the hottest designers, lush visuals, and incredible musical performances by chart-topping artists. Returning again to the State Theatre, this year’s theme is “Fashion Rocks”. Headlining this year’s show will be the…Read More

9th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference

| The McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota’s campus was bustling with more than 300 participants this past Saturday, at the 9th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference. This year’s theme, Exercise After Cancer was represented by a wide range of speakers from all over the country and world, whose presentations involved specific aspects of the benefits of physical exercise during…Read More

Surviving the Roller Coaster of Life: A Cancer-Dad and Widower Tells How

| When his sixteen-year-old son, Quintin, started complaining about difficulty breathing during gym class, Vincent at first assumed it was asthma. After a few visits to the doctor’s office, asthma and pneumonia were both ruled out, yet Quintin kept losing weight at an alarming rate. Finally, an X-ray at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota revealed what appeared to be…Read More

Just Imagine 2014

| Our annual luncheon, “Just Imagine” was held Tuesday, April 29th, at the Interlachen Country Club, this year focusing on the subject of pediatric brain cancer. The theme was well represented throughout the event with seven-year-old brain cancer patient Caden Drier playing the piano for arriving luncheon attendees and participants. Amanda Brinkman, Children’s Cancer Research Fund’s Board…Read More

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research at the University of Minnesota

| Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death in children. Advances in surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy have not led to the same decrease in mortality as seen in other pediatric cancers, such as leukemia. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at the Read More

Date For Life

| Our sixth annual Date for Life event was held at the posh Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis this year. Held the evening before Valentine’s Day, this event attracted nearly 500 guests, including 30 of the Twin Cities’ most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who were auctioned off with a variety of fun and romantic date packages.Read More

Survivors of childhood cancer at significant risk for heart disease

| Childhood cancer, the leading killer of children by disease, is the penultimate childhood health struggle. Unfortunately, the struggle may not end when the cancer therapy does. The long-term effects of cancer treatment may pose life-long health risks for survivors of childhood cancer as significant as the cancer itself. Intensive therapies used to treat cancer—like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and blood…Read More

Unrelated charities

| The Tampa Bay Times newspaper and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently published a list called “America’s Worst Charities”. Our organization is of course not on this list, however there are several charities listed with very similar names that we unfortunately receive numerous complaint calls about in regards to their aggressive telemarketing tactics. We want…Read More

Caden’s Story: Surviving a Brain Tumor

| Shortly before his second birthday, Caden’s parents Tracy and Thane noticed a deviation in Caden’s right eye. They brought him in to see an ophthalmologist, but the standard method of treatment just seemed to make the deviation worse. Caden was quickly pushed up the list to receive an MRI at the University of Minnesota. What the MRI revealed came as a shock to everyone.Read More

Care Partner of the Month - January

| Care Partners is our volunteer-driven, quality-of-life program that provides non-medical support to families and patients being treated for pediatric blood and marrow transplantation, pediatric cancer (oncology) and blood diseases (hematology). Each month we profile a Care Partner volunteer who gives generously of their time and energy to families being treated at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. Name:Mark Wendle Are you…Read More

Older Articles

| KS95 for Kids® Radiothon and Ryan and Shannon’s Largest “Clouds” Choir

| “Clouds” Choir at Mall of America honoring the memory of Zach Sobiech

| Give to the Max Day Results

| The 33rd annual Dawn of a Dream: “Bringing Life to Dreams”

| Announcing the upcoming ‘Dawn of a Dream’ Dream Maker Awards

| A Whole New Ball Game

| QuietDrive releases single and video “Even When I’m Gone”

| Zach Sobiech’s family to present check for $568,704 to the University of Minnesota

| September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

| The 10th Annual 140 Invitational Golf Tournament

| Telemarketing Complaints

| Glamorama 2013 “Fashion in a new light”

| ‘Kicking Cancer’ at Schwan’s USA Cup 2013

| Laura Sobiech pens a memoir about her son Zach

| Married in the Mourning

| Update on Laura Goering, 2012 Glamorama Ambassador

| Time to Fly 2013

| Regents Professor awarded Land-Grant Chair in Pediatric Oncology

| Summer Intern Bio: Alex Goering

| Summer Intern Bio: Megan Van Dusartz

| New research identifies genetic variants associated with osteosarcoma

| Zach Sobiech on Billboard’s Hot 100

| Internet hit dies, speaks from ‘Clouds’

| Zach Sobiech: Celebrities serenade dying teenager his farewell song “Clouds”

| Sheryl Crow, Cirque du Soleil at Glamorama 2013

| Stars Serenade Zach Sobiech in Appreciation of His Brave Cancer Fight

| A Brother’s Gift

| New Hope for Boys with a Rare Genetic Disorder

| Supporting Siblings

| Behind the Scenes: Chopped All-Stars

| Why We Fly: Action

| Just Imagine 2013

| The Importance of Community

| Our cause to be featured on “Cause Rock” radio show

| A two-time childhood cancer survivor shares her experience

| Do you love beer and hate cancer?

| Historic transplant for boy with HIV, leukemia

| U of M docs attempt to cure boy of HIV, leukemia

| We Appreciate You!

| University of Minnesota doctors try to cure boy of HIV, cancer in risky operation

| Why We Fly: In Memory of Bella

| Book Review: There’s So Much More To Wear than Hair

| Possible Down Syndrome and Leukemia Link

| We’re Not Going to Be In That Statistic

| Our Chopped All-Star makes it to the grand finale