Shine Bright for Cancer Kids

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Cullen’s story

When he was just 3-years-old, Cullen spent months at Children’s Minnesota receiving treatment for leukemia. In 2020 — nearly nine years later — he was diagnosed with a different, rare cancer, called Ewing’s Sarcoma. Thanks to donors like you, Cullen is fighting this new tumor with the help of a world-class cancer care team and support programs that help his family stay strong.

Read his story»

Mikayla’s story

Mikayla was born with sickle cell disease, a lifelong blood disorder that often results in severe pain, frequent infections, and even strokes and organ damage. At just 13 years old, she’s been hospitalized more than 100 times. Her team at Children’s Minnesota, nationally recognized for its sickle cell treatment program, is hoping that a complex intervention — a bone marrow transplant — could radically change Mikayla’s life for the better.

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The connection between cancer and blood disorders

Your gift supports families facing serious illnesses such as leukemia, which is a cancer that affects the blood. Your donation also helps children facing blood conditions such as sickle cell disease, a lifelong disorder that can dramatically affect a person’s quality of life.

Because blood and bone marrow are frequently involved in cancers and blood disorders, the Children’s Minnesota team consists of oncologists and hematologists, working together, to provide the most specialized, coordinated care possible.

With your help, we also provide support for families — in the form of social work, financial assistance, meals, transportation — to help them through the hardest days of their lives.

Here is what your gift supports

Children’s Minnesota cares for most of the children diagnosed with cancer in Minnesota. We also treat the majority of young people facing blood disorders, including sickle cell disease. Your donation ensures that we not only provide world-class medical care but also support for families.

Shop. Eat. Drink. For a good cause.

You can help patients shine bright in September by visiting these restaurants, shops, and other local businesses — all of which are donating a portion of their proceeds to the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota.

Great Clips

Presenting sponsor, Great Clips, is hosting its 28th annual cut-a-thon Aug. 28 through Sept. 3 during which it will donate a portion of proceeds from every haircut at participating salons.

Amy's Cupcake Shoppe: Custom Cakes & Sweet Treats

$1 from every “Shine Bright” cupcake sold during September will be donated to the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota.

Candy4Supper will donate $20 from every “Shine Bright” board sold through September to the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota. Doing good has never been so sweet!

Driskill's Downtown Market

Round up your purchase of groceries at the register during the month of September and support the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota!

Humble Nut Butter will donate 20 percent of proceeds from online sales through September to the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota.

In September, all commissions will be donated to the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota. Please shop via the “Shine Bright” party.

Thirty percent of proceeds from shirt sales and 50 percent from sock sales in September will be donated to cancer and blood disorder programs at Children’s Minnesota.

Sweet Fruci's

For every “Shine Bright” float sold during the month, $1 will be donated to the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota.

Thrivent

Members are being encouraged to donate their Thrivent Choice Dollars to Children’s Minnesota throughout September.

Vibe Organic Juice Bar

Feel good while doing good. Ten percent of proceeds from acai bowls sold in September will benefit Children’s Minnesota’s cancer and blood disorders program.

For each new customer during September, Wellsy Outdoor Services will donate $25, up to $250.

Zyia Wear by Brook | Zyia Active independent rep

This September, 10% of proceeds from sales will be donated to the cancer and blood disorders program. Please shop the “Shine Bright” party.

LTD Brewing Co.: Hopkins, MN

Enjoy a cold beverage on #GiveBackMonday from 4 to 9 p.m., and 20 percent from sales will be donated to Children’s Minnesota.

Edina Coffee Roasters

Start the day off right. Edina Coffee Roasters will dedicate 100 percent of profits from online purchases made on Sept. 17 to Children’s Minnesota.

Kendra Scott

Shop for good at Kendra Scott’s Mall of America store or online Sept. 18-19. Twenty percent of proceeds will be donated when you mention Children’s Minnesota in-store or use code GIVEBACK-AMSGN shopping online.

Pure Barre

Sweat for good at the Pure Barre pop-up class at Royal Foundry Craft Spirits on Sunday, Sept. 19. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Minnesota. Tickets are $25 and cover the class and one cocktail.

Unmapped Brewing Co.

Unmapped Brewing Co. will donate $1 to the cancer and blood disorders program from every full pour from 6 p.m. until close on Sept. 22 during their “Pint Night Fundraiser.”

Day of the Dozers

Get ready to play in the dirt! Day of the Dozers at ERX in Elk River will benefit Children’s Minnesota and the cancer and blood disorders program. Buy tickets to enjoy the family-friendly, hands-on experience today.

Additional sponsors

Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.

Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd. joins us as a Platinum Star sponsor for the 2021 Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign. They are using their sponsorship to match donations, dollar-for-dollar during our 24-hour Give to Kids Day to help inspire others to give and support cancer patients like Cullen.

Prime Therapeutics

Prime Therapeutics joins us as a Platinum Star sponsor for the 2021 Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign. They are using their sponsorship to match donations, dollar-for-dollar through our direct mail piece for the month of September to help inspire others to give and support blood disorder and sickle cell patients like Mikayla.

CitiTrends

A retailer with stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul is making a generous charitable donation to support patients and families at Children’s Minnesota.

Colliers

Once again, Colliers International is supporting Children’s Minnesota with a generous donation.

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity is making a generous donation to support families during their cancer and blood disorders journey at Children’s Minnesota.

Chemotherapy can be uncomfortable at any age. This month, at Children’s Minnesota, we’re partnering with JonnyPops to provide all of our cancer and blood disorder patients with JonnyPops to help ease the pain from mouth sores, or mucositis, that can occur during therapy.

KPMG

Inspired by the patients and families Children’s Minnesota serves, KPMG is making a generous donation to the cancer and blood disorders program.

The Mike Zimmer Foundation

The Mike Zimmer Foundation is once again supporting the Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign by providing unique training camp experiences and tickets to Minnesota Vikings games at U.S. Bank Stadium for patient families

Minnesota Twins Logo

Once again the Minnesota Twins will partner with Children’s Minnesota by providing unique experiences for patients and families and in-game promotion.

The Minnesota Vikings partnered with Children’s Minnesota by hosting 75 frontline heroes at their first scrimmage on Aug. 7 and will promote the campaign during a game.

One Less Wire

A nonprofit aimed at supporting teens battling cancer, OneLessWire will be donating Beats wireless headphones, gift cards and other items to teenagers currently battling cancer at Children’s Minnesota during the month of September.

Pediatric Home Service

Longtime partner Pediatric Home Service is generously supporting the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota.

Rahr

Rahr Corporation joins us as a Gold Star sponsor for the 2021 Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign. They are using their sponsorship to match donations, dollar-for-dollar, during the final days of September to help inspire others to give and support patients like Cullen and Mikayla.

Streeter Custom Builder

This luxury custom home builder is supporting Children’s Minnesota with a donation benefiting the cancer and blood disorders program.

The Vine Shop

This charming shop is once again partnering with Children’s Minnesota to support kids and families experiencing cancer or a blood disorder by providing a cash donation and arts and crafts supplies.

The Weed Family

Because of their own experience at Children’s Minnesota with their son, James and Kim Weed know firsthand how important the Cancer Kids Fund is for the kids and families we serve. They are donating $5,000 to support families during their journey.

How to get your business involved

Be part of Shine Bright for Cancer Kids this September by providing special discounts or promotions to help us raise money for the cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Minnesota. How your business gets involved is up to you — you could do a point-of-sale round-up donation or matching-funds gift. Complete this campaign proposal form to participate »

Learn more about the 2021 sponsorship levels »

Check out the digital toolkit to help you market your partnership »