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Cancer Kids Fund

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.

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Children’s Minnesota PPB, OTST research has worldwide impact

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Love Your Melon hat

We love your melon

Children’s Minnesota and Love Your Melon team up to give hats to hospital patients and donate to the Cancer Kids Fund.

2016 Summer Events Kick Off

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.

Love Your Melon

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.

Kitty in snow helps patient during chemotherapy

Five-year-old Hello Kitty fan Berkley received a surprise outside of her window during treatment for neuroblastoma.

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Promoting healthy development in kids during and after cancer treatment

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.

Children’s Cancer Survivor Program

Nearly 90 percent of children with cancer will survive into adulthood. However, 60 percent of the children, adolescents and young adults who have been cured of cancer may be affected for months or years by their disease or the treatment they received. Children’s Cancer Survivor Program monitors cancer survivors for late effects of cancer and treatment, addresses any problems that may occur and provides recommendations for future screening and follow-up to manage health risks. This information can then be shared with their primary care or other providers.

Resources for Living with Cancer

Living with cancer is complicated, but the Children’s Minnesota team can help. This is an important time in your life, and we’re here to help you make the most of it before, during and after your treatment.