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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

Mission: Children''s Cancer Research Fund is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer by providing funds to the University of Minnesota for research and training relating to the prevention, treatment and cure of childhood cancer. The organization also educates the public about pediatric cancer and supports quality-of-life programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Target demographics: pediatric cancer patients, their families and friends

Geographic areas served: Patients have been treated from all 50 states and 21 countries. Researchers trained in pediatric hematology/ oncology and blood and marrow transplantation at the University of Minnesota work in 23 states and 5 countries.

Programs: Fundraisers: Dawn of a Dream Gala, KS95 for Kids Radiothon, Glamorama Fashion Show, Time to Fly Walk/Run Care Partners Volunteer Program

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I chose this to raise funds through Face Book.
,Birthday Fundraiser. This is very meaningful, as I have a a child in my life that has been diagnosed with DIPG. Only through research, Will a cure be found..

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Zee J.


Rating: 5

I need help. I hv posted an aid f Donation as my Birthday present to children cancer research. All my friends who are trying to donate cannot access the page.
Please help me out. What do I hv to do f everyone to be able to donate. My post is on Facebook.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 5

Please disregard Rudi Tewsbai. This person doesn't even know what state this charity is headquartered in.
Children's Cancer Research Fund CCRF is a leading charity in the Twin Cities and is not associated with anything in Arizona.
Its too bad that one misdirected person can pull down the 5 star rating that CCRF deserves.

5 Del J.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am wondering if someone with Charity Navigator can contact Rudi and ask him to consider withdrawing his post because his negative reference was to a different organization. Hopefully, a corrective action plan is in place to make this right. This organization does so much good it would not be right to wrongfully sully its reputation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I do not know where Rudi got his information, but he/she is sorely mistaken. That info is so false it is as if it's fabricated. Bizarre. This is a fantastic nonprofit who funds research that has increased survival rates of leukemia to 90%. My son's would have never survived his leukemia without their help.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

See "Charity Network Inflates Efficiency and Reduces Accountability" at Charity Watch website. This charity uses very questionable accounting and funding transactions to appear to be reasonably efficient. It is part of 'charity network' which pass donations between themselves, thereby double-, or more - counting as program expenses. Nice racket though reprehensible. If you want to pay for travel and entertainment for charity employees, this could be the charity for you. (Yet another instance of misanthropic antics of yet another televangelist, in this case Don Stewart.)

Comments ( 1 )


kskewes 04/04/2012

I am an employee for the Children's Cancer Research Fund in Minnesota. I looked up the Charity Watch article that Rudi refers to to investigate what was said. The article lists 22 charities affiliated with Don Stewart Association (DSA), with #9 being listed as "Children's Cancer Aid and Research Institute (aka Children's Cancer Research Fund)" This is a completely erroneous statement. Children's Cancer Research Fund in MN has never been affiliated with either DSA or Children's Cancer Aid and Research Institute, both of which are based in Arizona. Please investigate the charities you support by looking up their IRS 990 tax form. You can view them for free by visiting a charity's website or www.Guidestar.org - this is a much more reliable way to learn about a charity's credability than reading 3rd party reviews online. The article on Charity Watch is incorrect. It is also from The Arizona Republic, written in 2009. Outdated information, incorrect facts. Please review the IRS 990s for charities on your own.

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