Megan’s story
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by Jenna Ly
1M ago
Ella had a very aggressive form of acute myeloid leukemia, and neither of her siblings were a marrow match. Even after the transplant, she had only a 10% chance of making it past the one-year mark. But thanks to Cody’s whim decision in college to donate marrow, Ella was able to participate in his wedding as one of their flower girls three years after her transplant. The post Megan’s story appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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The power of seed funding: CCRF-funded leukemia screening project lands NIH grant
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by Anna Keltner
4M ago
Erin Marcotte, PhD, MPH, and Heather Nelson, PhD, MPH, of University of Minnesota are seizing the opportunity to turn small things into big hope for the future of childhood leukemia. In 2016, the pair received a grant from Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) to develop a new method to predict which children are at risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) — and perhaps one day prevent it. The post The power of seed funding: CCRF-funded leukemia screening project lands NIH grant appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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Bone marrow recipient Ella is flower girl in her donor’s wedding
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by Anna Keltner
4M ago
Ella had a very aggressive form of acute myeloid leukemia, and neither of her siblings were a marrow match. Even after the transplant, she had only a 10% chance of making it past the one-year mark. But thanks to Cody’s whim decision in college to donate marrow, Ella was able to participate in his wedding as one of their flower girls three years after her transplant. The post Bone marrow recipient Ella is flower girl in her donor’s wedding appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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Teeing Up for a Cure
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by Taylor Novak
5M ago
Humbled. Hopeful. Loved.  Those are just some of the emotions the family of Nicholas Cisewski feels every year during the Nicholas Cisewski Memorial Golf Tournament in Minnesota. The tournament recently celebrated its 10th year of converging on the green in Nick’s honor, raising nearly $20,000 in support of childhood cancer research.  Throughout Nick’s 14 years of life, he was “a kid that everyone knew,” his ... Read More The post Teeing Up for a Cure appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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CCRF’s New CEO, Elizabeth Allen, Has Big Plans
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by Taylor Novak
5M ago
It's hard to believe we’re already two months into my new role as CEO of Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF)! These initial weeks have been a whirlwind filled with optimism and hope, and I’m excited to share my vision for the future of CCRF with you.  First and foremost, I want to acknowledge the terrifically talented group of individuals who make up the heart and ... Read More The post CCRF’s New CEO, Elizabeth Allen, Has Big Plans appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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Divide and conquer – a new way to study osteosarcoma
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by Hailey Newton
5M ago
Using The Fight Osteosarcoma Together (FOT) Super Grant, funded in part by the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, Dr. Grohar will spend three years leading a research team to investigate a family of genes called MYC. His larger goal is to identify targeted treatments for osteosarcoma patients whose MYC genes have gone awry. The post Divide and conquer – a new way to study osteosarcoma appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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Turning Pain into Purpose – Riding for Mary
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by Taylor Novak
5M ago
In 2006, Mary, a strong and talented track runner, was slated to head off to her first year of college. She visited her doctor for the required physical check-up that was standard. But this exam turned out to be far from routine, and it would forever change the lives of Mary and her family. The post Turning Pain into Purpose – Riding for Mary appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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Soaking up summer fun at Camp Norden 2023
Children's Cancer Research Fund Blog
by Taylor Novak
6M ago
Children's Cancer Research Fund is dedicated to making a positive impact in the world of childhood cancer, and part of that looks like Camp. The post Soaking up summer fun at Camp Norden 2023 appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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The Truth About Being Your Sibling’s Stem Cell Donor
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by Megan Morrey
6M ago
Andrew's brother Joe was diagnosed with leukemia. After two relapses, Joe's doctors offered a new treatment option: an infusion of Andrew's stem cells. Andrew writes about the pressure that comes with potentially being his brother's cure - and the fear that he may not be.  I was 16 when my father brought me downstairs to explain why my brother and mother were not at the ... Read More The post The Truth About Being Your Sibling’s Stem Cell Donor appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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Great Cycle Challenge Rider Guillermo Pous Fernández: Beyond the Bike
Children's Cancer Research Fund Blog
by Taylor Novak
6M ago
When Guillermo Pous Fernández first signed up to participate in Great Cycle Challenge (GCC), he never predicted that he’d eventually raise tens of thousands of dollars each year — he just enjoyed cycling. Thanks to a GCC Facebook ad in 2017, Guillermo learned that he could ride his bike while making a difference. GCC is an annual cycling challenge that dedicates its funds to Children’s ... Read More The post Great Cycle Challenge Rider Guillermo Pous Fernández: Beyond the Bike appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund ..read more
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