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Children’s Minnesota launches Shine Bright for Kids fundraiser to support children fighting cancer and blood disorders

Donations make a difference in the lives of patients and families who receive care from the largest pediatric cancer and blood disorders program in the Upper Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (Sept. 1, 2023) – This September, Children’s Minnesota invites the community to make an impact on the lives of children fighting cancer and blood disorders by donating to the Shine Bright for Kids campaign. The Kid Experts® in the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota care for more than 3,500 patients — from babies to young adults — every year. Donations of any size help support special therapies, life-saving research, as well as services that ease the care journey for kids and their families.

“When you support Shine Bright for Kids, you are making a difference for children and families going through the most challenging and emotional time of their lives,” said Jennifer Soderholm, chief development officer and president of the Children’s Minnesota Foundation. “Donations ensure our kid experts can provide the highly specialized, research-driven and compassionate care every kid deserves. As a nonprofit health system, your support is crucial to helping our care teams do what they do best – allowing kids to be kids.”

Make an impact with Shine Bright for Kids

The community can support Shine Bright for Kids by donating directly to Children’s Minnesota, creating their own fundraiser, or shopping at one of the participating businesses. Donations help ensure cancer and blood disorders patients have access to the latest treatments, research and innovations as well as the healing support of child life specialists, music therapists and social workers. Donations also fund financial counseling and assistance, helping alleviate some of the financial burden on families so they can focus on the care of their child.

The Shine Bright for Kids campaign includes generous contributions from the Correa Family Foundation, Fidelity, Kendra Scott Mall of America, Minnesota Twins, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Prime Therapeutics, Rahr Corporation, U.S. Soccer and many more partners.

To donate or host a personal Shine Bright for Kids fundraiser, visit:

About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts® in our region, Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.

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