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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

Valleyfair Cares

Saturday, September 5
We are excited to announce that for the second year Children’s Cancer Research Fund will be benefiting from the Valleyfair Cares Program. Event Site

Dawn of a Dream 2015

Saturday, November 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

Swing Fore! Hope Golf Tournament

Monday, November 16
Join Soltex, Inc. in Houston, Texas for the 2nd annual Swing Fore! Hope Golf Tournament. Event Site

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

What To Say When There’s Nothing To Say

| This piece was originally posted on Jane’s blog, When you have a child with cancer, social media can provide a wonderful lifeline of support. When Claire was sick I used Caring Bridge to communicate updates to the myriads of supportive people who were following her story throughout treatment. I know many have also used Facebook to do…Read More

Researchers discover genes that cause deadly osteosarcoma

| Branden Moriarity, PhD, uses mouse models to identify cancer genes that cause osteosarcoma, a rare pediatric bone cancer, that primarily affects young adults. Additionally, osteosarcoma is a highly prevalent cancer in canines, with more than 50,000 cases per year in the U.S. Unlike some tumors, osteosarcoma is genetically complicated and difficult to understand using normal mouse models. Because of the…Read More

Cartwheeling through Relapse: Meet Peighton

| Peighton’s mother, Jennifer, holds an x-ray up to her kitchen window. “See,” she says, “it’s right there!” She points to a white patch between two eyeballs—an image of her daughter’s brain and her tumor. It’s the last remaining tumor of six that were in her spine and brain, sitting just under her optic nerve. “We call it Gary the Snail!”…Read More

An Important Message to our Donors

| The Chronicle of Philanthropy and several other news outlets recently reported on a list called “4 Cancer Charities Charged in Fraud Case.” Our organization is NOT on this list, however there are two charities called “Children’s Cancer Fund of America” and “Cancer Fund of America” that are on the list. We have received several inquiries since these…Read More

Care Partner volunteer spotlight: Meet Dustin

| Airline pilot Dustin Hron has always wanted to use his own experience to give back in a positive way. When he was six months old, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and treated at the University of Minnesota. Though he was too young to remember much, he still has late effects from his cancer and treatment. He loves volunteering…Read More

International Bereaved Mother’s Day?

| This blog post was originally shared on the Momcology Facebook page. Momcology is a medical and social support community for mothers and primary caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer. Children’s Cancer Research Fund is proud to support the program! To learn more about Momcology, visit Apparently, the first Sunday in May is International Bereaved Mother’s Day. One…Read More

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

| 2 years, 1 month and 26 days. That’s how long I have been holding my breath. That’s how long it’s been since I heard the words “Lydia has cancer.” At first, I couldn’t breathe. These words knocked the breath right out of me. How could my 2 year old have cancer? But, the doctor kept talking and I realized…Read More

Thank you to Macy’s

| Our long-time partner, Macy’s, confirmed that they will no longer be producing Glamorama, the annual fashion fundraiser which has benefitted Children’s Cancer Research for the past 23 years. While this news is bittersweet for us, we are very grateful for the support that Macy’s has given us over the past two decades and we look forward to our continued partnership.…Read More

Care Partners Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Caitlin

| Caitlin Batzlaff, Care Partners volunteer, three years When Caitlin started preparing for medical school at the University of Minnesota, it was an easy decision for her to become a volunteer for the Care Partners program. “My family has a lot of medical background, so I’ve been immersed in the culture of caring my whole life,” she says.…Read More

Older Articles

| 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

| Living with Late Effects- Part Two

| Research Snapshot: Donations are making osteosarcoma research fly higher

| Living with Late Effects- Part One

| How my son’s cancer made me the student

| Courage, Joy and Shampoo Mohawks

| How childhood cancer saved my marriage

| Being the Bear

| Research Snapshot: Is double really better?

| How a sea turtle helped me grieve

| Late Effects: A Mother’s Voice

| Letter from a Cancer Survivor

| The 34th annual Dawn of a Dream: “Brave”

| Closing the gap between hope and cures

| Community & Family Celebration 2014

| How you’re helping solve graft v. host disease, Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia

| Transforming the Transplant: How Research Changes the Leukemia Journey

| Picnic of Hope 2014

| A portrait of Zach Sobiech

| 140 Invitational Golf Tournament

| Glamorama 2014

| New grant helps connect moms of children with cancer

| Time to Fly 2014

| Glamorama, “Fashion Rocks” on August 1st

| 9th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference

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

| Just Imagine 2014

| Pediatric Brain Tumor Research at the University of Minnesota

| Date For Life

| Survivors of childhood cancer at significant risk for heart disease

| Unrelated charities

| Care Partner of the Month - January

| Support through air miles

| 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