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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

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

Date for Life 2016

Thursday, February 11
Join us for a night of mingling with the Twin Cities' most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Doors open at 6 pm, silent auction and meeting your potential future date from 7-9 pm, followed by the live auction! Event Site

Overcoming the Port Access

| Access. When I used to hear that word, I would think of a secret little route to get onto the highway quicker. Access. It’s like a special privilege, right? When a doctor gives me their cell phone number and tells me that I have access to them 24/7, I feel pretty privileged. We all want access. When cancer struck our…Read More

Research in Sarcomas Gets Help from Man’s Best Friend

| “Sarcoma is a tragic disease,” says Michael Verneris, MD, professor, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota. “It is heart-wrenching to explain to a patient or family that the cancer has recurred.” A cure does not yet exist for relapsed sarcomas in children, yet Dr. Verneris is energized by the results that he and his colleagues are seeing…Read More

Turning 1,600 iPhones of Data into Targeted Treatments

| Your donations support Logan Spector, PhD, who is currently a co-investigator on an National Institutes of Health grant called Genetic Risk Factors for Ewing Sarcoma. The research he’s doing could help doctors detect Ewing sarcoma early on, increasing patients’ chances of survival or prevent the cancer entirely. In collaboration with the University of Utah, the investigators are collecting DNA from…Read More

Conquering Fear: Griffin’s Story

| Every time Jill arrived at the hospital for her 8-year-old son Griffin’s chemotherapy treatment, she posted signs and drawings on the blank hospital room walls. One sign hung above Griffin’s bed and his IV pole: “Griffin Strong.” it said. This is one of the mottos that Griffin and his family have carried with them since the beginning of Griffin’s journey…Read More

Meet Mikaela

| Mikaela started ninth grade like many students—easing into a new school and meeting new friends. But unlike her classmates, Mikaela would spend the next three years battling cancer. From the moment of her diagnosis, Mikaela’s care team found that her health and responses to treatment were unpredictable. “She was always the exception to the rule,” recalls her mom Kate. “If…Read More

Words I Never Want to Say

| Every now and then I get a flashback from when I was 13 years old— some memory that has been imprinted in the limbic system of my brain will move to the front and appear to me. These thoughts and emotions become real again, as if I am hearing them for the first time. “We think you have…Read More

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

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| 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

Older Articles

| 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

| 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