Children’s Minnesota launches fundraiser to support kids fighting cancer, blood disorders

(ABC 6 News) – Children’s Minnesota is inviting the community to help children fight cancer and blood disorders during a month-long fundraising campaign.

The Shine Bright for Kids fundraising campaign will take place throughout September with donations helping thousands of kids, and families in Minnesota.

“When you donate to Shine Bright for Kids this September, you help make the difference for thousands of kids and families living with a challenging diagnosis,” said Jennifer Soderholm, senior vice president, chief development officer and president of the Children’s Minnesota Foundation. “As a nonprofit health system, we rely on the support and generosity of the community to deliver the highly-specialized and compassionate care children fighting cancer and blood disorders deserve.”  

Donations fund everything from the latest treatments and research to activities such as music therapy and Star Studio, the in-house TV channel.

Donations also help alleviate some of the financial burden for families by covering expenses like meals and parking as well as providing overnight accommodations for those traveling from out of town. 

Children’s Minnesota is home to the largest pediatric cancer and blood disorders program in the Upper Midwest – caring for more than 3,500 children and teens every year.

For more information about the campaign, CLICK HERE.