Support local businesses to help Minnesota kids

To support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, businesses from around Minnesota are providing special discounts and promotions throughout September to raise money for the Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s. Just by visiting your favorite businesses, you’ll be providing patient families with everything from activities, entertainment, music therapy, to everyday expenses like meals and transportation. Each time you visit a participating business, use #ShineBright on social media to help us spread the word!

You can also give directly to the Cancer Kids Fund.

Eat, Drink, Shop

September 18

Enjoy your favorite brews at 612Brew’s Drink for a Cause Charity Night on Wednesday, September 18. A portion of all sales that night will benefit Shine Bright for Cancer Kids.

Sept 1-30

Visit City Girl Coffee in Duluth, MN or Alakef Coffee online and purchase a custom “Shine Bright for Cancer Kids” blend. All proceeds from the blend will be donated to Shine Bright for Cancer Kids in September.

Sept 29

Join Big Bird and his friends in the cross-country adventure Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird! The Woodbury location is offering tickets from $1-$5 and 100% of all sales will be donated to Children’s. Show times

September 1-30

Treat yourself to some delicious cupcakes from Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe! Throughout the month of September, they will be donating $1 to Shine Bright for Cancer Kids from each Shine Bright cupcake (Almond Wedding cupcake with light purple frosting) sold at their Hopkins location.

September 14

Spend a day at the orchard for the 7th Annual Apple Pick’n Days event at Deardorff Orchard. 10% of all apple and wine bottle purchases will be donated back to Children’s.
Find out more here

September 12, 19, 26

Visit this family-run craft taproom for a wide selection of beers!  10% of sales on Thursday nights from 5:00PM until close will support Children’s! Beer isn’t the only thing they’re brewing at BlackStack, they also have a full espresso bar available for purchase.

September 1-30

Give back as a whole family this fall! 12 Chuck E. Cheese locations across the upper Midwest will be donating 20% of sales during your stay to Shine Bright for Cancer Kids. Find out more about participating locations and dates.

September 1-30

Dogs lodge for a cause throughout the month of September! City Paws will donate $5 to support the Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s for each luxury suite booked. Reserve your spot!

Aug 1- Sept 30

Throughout August and September, you can order off the specialty CRAVE CARES menu where a percentage of sales will be benefit Children’s Cancer Kids Fund.

September 28

Day of the Dozers is a fun family event where kids can ride and explore construction vehicles alongside a friendly certified machine operator, play in sandpits, and more!
Register your entire family today

September 27-28

Dine at Emmett’s Public House on Grand Ave. in St. Paul the weekend of September 27 and 28, and a percentage of all dinners ordered will support Children’s Cancer Kids Fund!

September 14

Spend a day at the orchard for the 7th Annual Apple Pick’n Days event at Deardorff Orchard. 10% of all apple and wine bottle purchases will be donated back to Children’s.
Find out more

September 1-30

FrameStyles in Minneapolis provides custom, high quality framing for your art. Throughout September, they will be donating 20% of all photo frame sales directly to Children’s.

September 21

Visit the Kendra Scott Store at the Mall of America on September 21 and 20% of all sales will support the Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s.
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September 3

Grab a beer on #GivebackTuesday on September 3 at LTD Brewing Co. and support cancer patients and their families. 20% of sales from the night will be donated to the cause.
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September 9-15

One of the easiest ways to give this September is happening on social media! Follow the Instagram page of the Allison Shaw Team with MegaStar Financial. When their Shine Bright for Cancer Kids video is posted on September 9, $.50 from every like will be donated to the cause, visit their page here.

September 1

Visit Modist Brewery on Sunday, September 1 and enjoy all of your favorite beers! 10% of all sales that night will benefit Shine Bright for Cancer Kids.
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September 17

Drop into your favorite burger place, MyBurger, on September 17!  All seven metro locations will be donating 5% of all sales directly to Children’s. Plus, mention Children’s or #ShineBright at the register and they will donate an additional 5% of your purchase.

Find a location near you

September 14

Spend a day at the orchard for the 7th Annual Apple Pick’n Days event at Deardorff Orchard. 10% of all apple and wine bottle purchases will be donated back to Children’s.
Find out more

September 5

It’s time to indulge in your favorite frank or burger from Portillo’s. 20% of proceeds will be donated to Children’s. Valid on September 5 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Roseville location.
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September 1-30

Do you love barre class? Or are you looking for a new workout routine? Join us at Pure Barre in St. Paul, North Loop or St. Louis Park! All month long, 10% of retail sales will be donated directly to Children’s.

Sign up for your first free class

September 1-30

16-year-old Children’s patient, John Browne, wrote a book based on his real-life experience raising three baby ducks!  Books go on sale in October and a percent of each book sold will support the Cancer Kids Fund.  Pre-order your book today!

September 1-30

Check out this one-of-a-kind boutique at Rosedale Center for everything from aromatherapy products, custom wood signage, and local jewelry. 5% of all retail purchases in September will be supporting the Cancer Kids Fund. Find out more

September 1-30

Do you love the great outdoors and supporting great causes?  For every STALYON purchase at the REI store in Bloomington in September, 10% of each sale will be donated to the Cancer Kids Fund.

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September 1-30

All month long, Tess & Tricia will be donating 10% of their sales from their top selling earrings and necklace. On September 28, join us for their online day of giving where they will donate 20% of sales from the same pieces.

September 1-30

Visit your local Thrifty White Pharmacy from Sept. 1 – 30. Donate $1 or more on top of your transaction, and add your name to the wall. All proceeds will be donated to Shine Bright for Kids in September.
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September 1-30

U Deliver Medical provides home tube feeders with nutrition delivery products. Throughout September, they will be donating 5% of all on-line sales to Shine Bright for Cancer Kids.
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Supporting partners

Minnesota Twins logo

Minnesota Twins

This September, the Minnesota Twins are supporting pediatric cancer awareness month all September long. They will even be making a guest appearance at Children’s and delivering hospital gowns to patients.

The Mike Zimmer Foundation

Mike Zimmer Foundation

Minnesota Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer, is giving kids the opportunity to get up-close with the football action!  He has invited patients and their families for exclusive training camp and pre-season game experiences.

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota’s professional soccer team has donated tickets to their September 15th game to Children’s.  Betty, a six-year-old ‘soccer fanatic’ and Children’s leukemia patient, will serve as the game’s honorary captain!

OneLessWire

OneLessWire, a nonprofit aimed at supporting teens battling cancer, will be donating Beats wireless headphones, gift cards and other items to two teenagers currently battling cancer at Children’s Minnesota in September.

Hope Breakfast Bar

Hope Breakfast Bar in St. Paul is opening their doors this September.  During their celebrations, they will be hosting a pre-opening event that will raise money for the Cancer Kids Fund.

About the Cancer and Blood Disorders program at Children’s

We are the largest pediatric cancer and blood disorders program in the Upper Midwest, caring for more than 55 percent of children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders in Minnesota, and 70 percent of those diagnosed in the Twin Cities. We also care for our patients’ families by investing in the Cancer Kids Fund, which supports wellbeing through music therapy, child life experts, pet therapy visits, meals, playtime for siblings, as well as help covering a family’s everyday expenses.

Additional business information on how to become involved

Marketing your Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign

Promoting your campaign will be easy. We have created some simple tools for you to download, print, and share with customers, employees, the community, and more. Find our Digital Toolkit here »

Not involved yet?

Be part of Shine Bright for Cancer Kids this September by providing special discounts or promotions to help us raise money for the Cancer Kids Fund 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 »