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Dr. Michael Richards receives 2021 St. Baldrick’s Foundation Infrastructure Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Richards for being awarded a $50,000 infrastructure grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants. The grant will support the Cancer and Blood Disorders program at Children’s Minnesota in offering clinical trials for state-of-the-art pediatric cancer therapies.

One family’s reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine: freedom

To stay safe during the pandemic, 8-year-old Sam's family has had to keep their social interactions very limited. His battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia means he's more likely to become seriously sick if he got COVID-19. For the family, a vaccine for kids like Sam means a return to seeing family and friends without as much worry.

Children’s Minnesota fundraiser supports kids fighting cancer and blood disorders

Children’s Minnesota is partnering with more than 30 local businesses during September for the Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign, the health care system’s annual fundraiser for its cancer and blood disorders program.

Hope for Mikayla and other kids living with sickle cell disease

Mikayla has been in the hospital more than 100 times. And she’s only 13. Born with sickle cell disease, a disease that primarily affects people of African descent, Mikayla endures severe pain, infections and even strokes.

Cullen Cisneros is battling cancer. For the second time in his young life.

At just 3 years old, Cullen Cisneros faced leukemia. He eventually recovered and went on to enjoy simply being a kid. In 2020, Cullen, then 11, was diagnosed with an entirely different cancer than he had had previously: Ewing’s Sarcoma.

Support our patients with cancer and blood disorders this September

We’re excited for you to shine bright for our cancer and blood disorder patients this September! Learn more about our cancer and blood disorder program and how we help patients and families.

Get a haircut that makes a difference during the Great Clips cut-a-thon

The 29th annual Great Clips cut-a-thon will take place from Saturday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Sept. 2. Great Clips salons are donating a portion of proceeds from each haircut to support the school re-entry program at Children’s Minnesota. This program helps kids with cancer and other serious illnesses go back to school with confidence.

Children’s Minnesota announces new cancer and blood disorders program medical director

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce Dr. Susan Kearney as the new medical director of the cancer and blood disorders program as of July 1, 2021.

Children’s Minnesota: the largest pediatric cancer and blood disorders program in the region

Within our cancer and blood disorders program, our team of specialists and subspecialists work both together and independently to treat kids and young adults facing a wide variety of serious conditions, all within a single health system.

Cullen’s resilience: first leukemia, now a tumor

Eleven-year-old Cullen isn’t going to let anything stop him. Amy and Matt describe their youngest son as feisty, funny and stubborn at times. That fighting spirit has served him well through not one, but two complex medical diagnoses in his young life.