Time to Fly Blog


Mason’s Story: A Friend In The Fight

After 2-year-old Mason started shaking uncontrollably at his daycare on October 17, 2013, he was immediately brought to the pediatrician. It was there, that doctors found his blood counts were very low.  Mason was sent to the University of Minnesota…> Read More

Danny’s Story: Giving in Spite of Chemo

Each June, we fly for kids and families affected by cancer. Through efforts like Time to Fly, we believe we will find a cure so that children like Danny can lead healthy lives as survivors. In September of 2015, Danny’s…> Read More

Danica’s Story: Living in the Now

On Christmas Eve in 2013, Kari noticed that something was a little off with her daughter, Danica. She was not her usual energetic and positive self. Instead, she was restless, crying, and felt so unwell that she didn’t even want…> Read More

Lexyn’s Story: Creeping Uncertainty

“Amongst our day-to-day life lies uncertainty. Whether we like it or not, it’s become a part of our daily existence. Amidst the days we tend to let our guard down, the uncertainty tends to creep back up; it has an…> Read More

Sydney’s Story: The Cancer Slayer

Raise, walk and cure for kids like Sydney. Each June, we fly for kids and families affected by cancer. Through efforts like Time to Fly, we believe we will find a cure so that children like Sydney can lead healthy…> Read More

Isaac’s Story: Taking Life by Storm

Isaac, 12, says things like they are and he’s not afraid to advocate for himself and his mom, especially when it comes to his cancer. “When I found out I had cancer, I was like “Yikes!” he says. “I started…> Read More

Dexter’s Story: “Everyone is here for you.”

Each June, we fly for kids and families affected by cancer. Through efforts like Time to Fly, we believe we will find a cure so that children like Dexter can lead healthy lives as survivors. Just over a year ago,…> Read More

Griffin’s Story: Conquering Fear

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…> Read More

Thank you!

Thank you for joining with us this weekend! We want to express a big heartfelt 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…> Read More

Things to Do At Time to Fly

We’re counting down and we can’t wait for event day! Don’t forget to remind your friends and family (via social media or the e-mail templates in your participant center) that their contributions can support you and your…> Read More

Participant Highlights

No matter how much you’ve raised, we’re all fighting the same fight against childhood cancer. We want to recognize the extraordinary work Time to Fly participants have achieved so far by highlighting two top participants. We hope their stories will…> Read More

Last Minute Fundraising Tips

Your fundraising efforts are inspirational and motivational, but we know it can be hard work trying to reach your goal. As Time to Fly 2015 is approaching quickly, here are a couple of tips that can help you reach your…> Read More

Company Spotlight: Winnesota

Did you know that your company can participate in Time to Fly? Whether you’re a sponsor, have a corporate team or both, having your company’s support can have a huge effect. Some employers match donations to and it’s a great…> Read More

Finding a Solution to Graft Versus Host Disease

Thanks to Time to Fly participants like you, we’re able to fund research that will change the way we treat childhood cancer and bring new treatments to children across the globe. Because of funding given in part from money raised…> Read More

5 Ways to Motivate Your Team

An event like Time to Fly is fun and exciting when everyone on your team is motivated and enthusiastic. Here are a few ways to get your team in the spirit to fly: Get together before the event: Have a…> Read More

Cecelia’s Story

Team Cecelia’s Heart, led by team captain Kim Duffy, has been walking at Time to Fly since 2013. Not only are they raising awareness and fundraising with the hope to find a cure for childhood cancer, they walk in honor…> Read More

How to Let People Know About Your Time to Fly Personal Page

Because of donors like you, we’re closer to finding lifesaving cures and treatments. It’s important to let others know why they should support you by letting them know why their help is needed. How do you share your story…> Read More

Upcycle and away! Turn old electronics into charitable giving

Do you have old cell phones, ancient computers or beat-up headphones? Through our electronics program, Upcycle, you can turn retired electronics (otherwise known as e-Waste) into donations that will help you skyrocket to your fundraising goal. You can…> Read More

How to raise $100 in a work week

The phrase “fundraising goal” can seem daunting, but when you break up your goals into smaller pieces, you’ll find that it’s easier than you think. Here’s a roadmap of how to raise $100 in a work week! Day 1 Grab…> Read More

How to kick-start your Time to Fly fundraising

Looking for some great, fresh ways to fundraise?  One of our team captains, John of Joggers for Julian, shares how he kick-starts his fundraising to beat childhood cancer. From John: One of the things that can be discouraging for…> Read More

Hurry! Early-bird Registration for Time to Fly ends tonight!

Time is running out, but you can still be the early bird that gets the worm! Register for Time to Fly before midnight tonight, and you can get the discounted rate of $25 for the 10K…> Read More

Team Spotlight: A Search for Sammy

For six years, Time to Fly team A Search for Sammy, has been flying in search of a cure for childhood cancer. The team was started by family, friends and neighbors in honor of Samantha Jo, a young woman who…> Read More

8 tips on writing a great fundraising email

Starting a fundraising email can be quite the feat, especially when you don’t exactly know how to ask family and friends for money. In your participant center, you can send emails and have access to many…> Read More

Making the most of your Time to Fly Participant Center

So, you’ve signed up for Time to Fly and you’re ready to start raising donations to cure childhood cancer! But, where do you start? Our participant center has several great tools to jumpstart your personal fundraising and get you…> Read More

Time to Fly Profile: Why Brian Lease Runs

For 22 years, first-year Time to Fly participant Brian Lease would rarely run. That is, until one life-altering event inspired him to become a frequent marathon runner to raise awareness for childhood cancer and genetic disorder related research. Read more…> Read More

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding Time to Fly, please feel free to contact us at 952-893-9355 or jruth@childrenscancer.org.

raise. walk. cure. Saturday September 9, Phalen Park