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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

Great Cycle Challenge ™

Monday, June 1
Great Cycle Challenge is a national event that encourages riders of all fitness levels and ages to pedal throughout the month of June and log your miles to fight kids' cancer. Event Site

Time to Fly 2015

Saturday, June 20
Join in the race against childhood cancer at Time to Fly! Every step brings us closer to a cure for childhood cancer. Rally your family and friends to join your team and collect donations. Event Site

Friends of CCRF Golf Outing

Saturday, June 27 Event Site

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

How I act around children with cancer

| Beads hang off Michael’s* IV pole telling what seems to be an endless story of all the procedures he has gone through so far. As I step into the room I can’t seem to break my gaze from the multicolored strands that twinkle above his head, but I look at his face with the respect he deserves. I have been…Read More

How my son led the way

| I stood in the hospital lobby with my ear pressed against the handle of the phone as my husband, Rob, held it to his ear to hear the news the doctor had to deliver. “Tumor,” the doctor said. I looked at Zach, our fourteen year old son, who waited, patient but miserable, in a chair across the room. The…Read More

Children’s Cancer Research Fund launches Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!

| Children’s Cancer Research Fund launches the first-ever Great Cycle Challenge USA (GCC-USA)! The inaugural GCC-USA is a national event that encourages riders of all fitness levels and ages to pedal throughout the month of June and log their miles while raising vital funding for cancer research.…Read More

Spirits: How cancer created a bond between two kids named “Zach”

| I’ve never seen a ghost or a spirit.  I’m terrified of the thought, but I’m still intrigued.  Spirits to me are otherworldly-a concept you want to believe in, but you aren’t sure if it’s real.  But they are real, and I learned that during my son’s radiation treatment for cancer. Radiation is odd.  It signals the end of a…Read More

Looking through new eyes: A father’s perspective on his son’s cancer

| On March 16, 2010, as my wife Kelly, our parents and our sweet little 22-month-old sat in an exam room at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, we received a diagnosis that shocked us all. Our son James had a cancerous tumor growing in his left eye- a cancer none of us had ever heard of before or even knew…Read More

Why I don’t daydream about my children’s futures

| I don’t daydream about my children’s futures.  I don’t envision them getting older, wearing prom dresses or tuxes. I don’t see my daughter in a white wedding gown. I don’t see my son behind the wheel. In fact, I don’t even buy my children clothes the next size up. Now, I am not saying that these things will or…Read More

Living with Late Effects- Part Three

| A week later, I followed up with the urologist. There had been no mistake. I was infertile. My wife and I would never share the joy of having a child who looked just like us. All of our visions about our children and family together had become a shattered piece of glass. When I…Read More

Living with Late Effects- Part Two

| Cancer was now behind me, and my focus shifted to a future without oncologists, CT scans and specialists. For the first time in five years I looked at myself not as a “cancer kid,” but rather an 18-year-old who had his whole future ahead of him. After graduating high school, I attended Northwestern College in Minnesota where I planned to…Read More

Research Snapshot: Donations are making osteosarcoma research fly higher

| Just two years ago, Zach Sobiech inspired millions with his hit song Clouds and his story on the documentary series My Last Days. Today, his legacy flourishes through the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, which has helped make significant progress in understanding the cause of this devastating bone cancer and how to better treat it. Currently, four research projects are…Read More

Older Articles

| 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

| 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