Lainee Balsimo has received treatment at Children's for pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer found in 30-50 kids in the U.S. each year.
Dario Chavez was unsure he'd ever biologically father a child due to the chemotherapy he received while being treated for cancer.
Children’s Minnesota is committed to supporting patients and families in our cancer and blood disorders program. Beyond providing the very best medical care, there are many services and amenities that provide extra care and comfort to kids and families in the midst of a cancer or blood disorders journey. These special services are made possible in large part through the Cancer Kids Fund. This fund is generously supported by community members, local businesses and benefit events hosted by or on behalf of Children’s. Here are some of the special ways that the Cancer Kids Fund may help make your family’s journey at Children’s a little easier.
During a tanning-bed session, teens may receive up to 12 times the UV exposure received from being outside in sunlight.
Both registries seek to understand what causes these rare tumors, how to find them earlier and how to target and cure these tumors more effectively and with fewer long-term side effects.
Children’s Minnesota and Love Your Melon team up to give hats to hospital patients and donate to the Cancer Kids Fund.
January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Saint Paul
To help us kick off our summer events, you’re invited to a special party at the Minnesota Children’s Museum on February 23. Register for the Baby Steps 3K, HeartBeat 5000 and/or Pine Tree Runs 5K and 10K; connect with other families and employees; learn about our interactive fundraising platform; enjoy snacks and tour the museum – all for free.
Children's Minnesota and Love Your Melon have partnered to create a limited edition Children's Minnesota Love Your Melon hat! All proceeds from this hat will benefit Children's Cancer Kids Fund.
Five-year-old Hello Kitty fan Berkley received a surprise outside of her window during treatment for neuroblastoma.
Going through cancer treatment is difficult at any age. But because kids' bodies are rapidly growing and developing, they are more susceptible to long-term side effects that can hinder physical, cognitive and emotional development.