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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

Research Snapshot: Is double really better?

| The old adage goes that more is better, but according to a new study proposed by Dr. John Wagner, Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist at the University of Minnesota, it isn’t quite so when it comes to cord-blood transplants.  Dr. Wagner and a team of researchers investigated whether a single-unit cord blood transplant was less (or more) effective than a double…Read More

How a sea turtle helped me grieve

| Written by Alli Shoemaker Alli is the older sister of Zach Sobiech, who passed away from osteosarcoma in May 2013. Remember the sea turtle, Zach? The one you saw in Mexico? Remember how peaceful it was, how beautiful? The air was salty and warm. The sea turtle kept swimming alongside us. Zach nods after each pause between my…Read More

Late Effects: A Mother’s Voice

| Written by Mindy Dykes Mindy is the mother of 8-year-old Connor, who is a brain tumor survivor. We were told Connor would have many late effects from the medical treatments that would hopefully save his life.  His care team warned us of hair loss, night sweats, vomiting, mouth sores, body aches, cognitive delays, growth delays, tooth malformation, hearing…Read More

Letter from a Cancer Survivor

| Battling cancer has changed my life. It’s safe to say that I would not be the person I am today without undergoing this beast. There isn’t a day that goes by that I do not think about cancer and how fortunate I am to be here. When I was just thirteen months old I was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma…Read More

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

| Courage abounded at the 34th annual Dawn of a Dream as 800 guests gathered for one of the most memorable events yet. Taking place at the downtown Minneapolis Depot, this year’s theme was “Brave,” a word that not only describes the patients, families and researchers who battle cancer every day, but also the generous guests who helped raise more than…Read More

Closing the gap between hope and cures

| In an effort to accelerate access to new medications for cancer patients, a new symposium will bring together internationally recognized experts from academia, government, industry and health insurance to discuss the challenges of today’s system.  The event is a partnership created by the Richard Schulze Foundation, established by the founder of Best Buy as a way to give back…Read More

Community & Family Celebration 2014

| On October 10, 2014, Children’s Cancer Research Fund hosted the first annual Community and Family Celebration. Families, volunteers, researchers and doctors all came together to honor community members and celebrate a successful year at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. The evening began with several fun activities including a genetics “Supertasting” test, a video booth where guests left video messages for children…Read More

Picnic of Hope 2014

| CarePartners hosted the 19th annual Picnic of Hope on September 13th, 2014, drawing doctors, volunteers, cancer survivors, patients and family members from across the state of Minnesota and beyond. Kids chose from favorite books supplied by hospital volunteer Kay Christianson and met our newest staff member: C.C. Bear.  Hosted at Minnehaha Falls Park, picnic-goers enjoyed a crisp autumn afternoon filled…Read More

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

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| 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

| 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