Giving News & Highlights
MRI-guided laser for neurosurgery
After getting approval for an experimental drug from Pfizer to stop their son’s rare brain tumor from growing, Nicole and Steve Pierson are now fighting for a potentially lifesaving technology that could help their son, 6-year-old Gavin. The revolutionary technology, an MRI-guided laser, could aid other children, including those who suffer from epilepsy. The laser costs approximately $400,000, and we at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are actively trying to raise the money for it. You can help! To help us secure this lifesaving treatment, donate now.
Children’s has the largest pediatric cancer and blood disorders program in the Upper Midwest. Later this year, we’ll also open the Pediatric Neuroscience Center, which will provide comprehensive care for children with brain injuries, illnesses and conditions in a single, family-oriented facility. We'll use the latest technology and a team of specialists for diagnosis and comprehensive treatment results to achieve the best experience for patients and their families.
Learn more about how this MRI-guided laser technology can be used for minimally invasive neurosurgery.
Look good, do good
Great Clips Cut-a-thon this June
From June 22 – June 28, participating Great Clips salons in Minnesota and Wisconsin will host the 21st annual Cut-a-thon, during which a portion of the proceeds from every haircut given throughout the week will support the School Re-Entry Program at Children’s.
The program is designed to help Children’s patients, who have been newly diagnosed or have been treated for a serious illness, go back to school with confidence. As part of the program, a child life specialist visits a child’s classroom to educate students and staff about how an illness impacts a child’s life. Teaching classmates respectful ways to discuss and ask questions about a health issue can greatly decrease the likelihood of rumors and teasing.
For the past 20 years, Great Clips has been instrumental in funding the school re-entry program. Through the cut-a-thon alone, they have raised more than $1,000,000, and aim to continue supporting this vital program through various company efforts. And you can help! Donate today, and plan to visit a Great Clips salon this June to get your haircut and give back! Find a salon near you.
Impact Reports 2011
Thank you for making a difference! Last year, all donations to Children’s of Minnesota’s helped us to provide kids and their families with world-class pediatric care. We are honored to share with you the meaningful ways your generosity touches Children’s patients and families every day.
Employee Giving Charities
Consider making a gift to Children’s or an organization that impacts our patient families. The following are ways you can give back:
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
As a Children’s employee, you know first hand the importance of providing the best experience for every child and family who come to us for care. Make Children’s part of your philanthropic plan this year by supporting urgent needs or one of Children’s other fundraising priorities, including the department where you work! Find out more about Children's Foundation
Community Health Charities Minnesota (CHCM)
CHCM is an alliance of leading nonprofit health research and service organizations whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services, and education. See the charities supported by CHCM
Greater Twin Cities United Way
The vision of the Twin Cities United way is to be a recognized leader in building a stronger, more self-sufficient region by bringing together the hearts, minds and resources of all our citizens to make a measurable impact on our community's most pressing human service problems. See the charities supported by the Twin Cities United Way
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society has led the way in the fight against cancer for over 60 years. Through research, advocacy and public policy, cancer information services and community programs, American Cancer Society is making a difference to improve lives affected by cancer. American Heart Association American Heart Association is the leading organization striving to treat, prevent and cure heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States. Be a part of the cure by donating to American Heart Association today.
Children’s Heartlink is an international organization building programs to treat, prevent and cure heart disease among needy children in developing countries. Children’s HeartLink sends volunteer medical teams and individual consultants to partner sites in places like India, China, Ukraine, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Africa, Kenya and Brazil to train, teach and perform life-saving heart procedures for children.
Crisis Nursery is an organization established to provide a warm, loving and safe place for children while their parents take care of a family emergency. In addition to family crises, nearly 8,000 children in Minnesota were neglected or abused last year who needed a safe place to go. Your generosity can provide sanctuary for children in crisis here in the greater Twin Cities area.
Hope For The City
Hope For The City is a locally based nonprofit organization that strives to end poverty and hunger by collecting and distributing corporate overstock of retailers, food suppliers and medical companies to people and families in need. For every $1 donated, Hope For The City can distribute $35 worth of food and resources to those in need in our communities.