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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

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

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

17th Annual KS95 for Kids Radiothon

Friday, December 11
Donations support leading-edge treatments and research advancements for kids who have childhood cancer or complex medical conditions. Event Site

Ryan, Shannon, & Fish’s Largest Clouds Choir For A Cause!

Friday, December 11
Please join us once again for Ryan, Shannon & Fish’s Largest “Clouds” Choir on Friday, December 11th, 6:15-7:15pm! Event Site

The November of Grief

| November is a hard month. It’s the time of year when the cold winds of winter blow the brilliant color of October away. The sky turns from vibrant blue to thick clouds, and the darkness of night comes early. It is the time that reminds us of what was and of what is yet to come. Grieving for a…Read More

Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund Surpasses $1 Million

| Dear supporters, Just this past month, the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund surpassed $1 million. We are overwhelmed with gratitude that so many have helped us reach this goal set by Zach not so long ago. He was passionate about helping other children who continue to battle and lose their childhood and lives to such a vicious disease. Because you cared,…Read More

Holding Hands with a Butterfly

| Wearing pink ballet slippers, 2-year-old Elisa McCann flies around her living room using her new-found walking and running skills. Her father, Dagan, diligently follows her, arms protectively guiding her from corner to corner to prevent any injury that might arise from tripping and falling. Some call children like Elisa “butterfly children” because they are so fragile—as fragile as butterfly wings.…Read More

New Strategies for Fighting Leukemia

| Gold isn’t just for jewelry—it could be the key to an innovative way to treat childhood cancers leukemia and solid tumors. While pediatric oncologist/hematologist Peter Gordon, M.D./Ph.D., was riding his bike home from work he started to think about the power of using nanoparticles as a highly customizable and targeted way to deliver drugs to cancer cells while avoiding…Read More

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

| September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, where we honor and remember those affected by childhood cancer by raising awareness. Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers. With the support of great partners across the country, here are some ways to help Children’s Cancer Research Fund while dining and…Read More

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

Older Articles

| 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

| 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