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MMF and CCRF join forces against children’s cancer

Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) has teamed up with the Minnesota Medical Foundation (MMF) to help find a cure for pediatric cancers and other childhood diseases faster by pooling their efforts.

CCRF and MMF—which raises money for health-related research, education, and care at the University of Minnesota— have worked together publicly and privately for nearly 30 years to combat pediatric cancer. Since 1981, the grassroots efforts led by CCRF have resulted in more than $60 million being donated to the University for its leading edge pediatric cancer research.

“This new partnership will improve our efficiency and increase our impact on advancing new cures,” says Russ Swansen, CCRF’s board chairman. “This agreement will help to accelerate progress in two important initiatives—the completion of the [new] University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, where 50 percent of the patient beds will serve childhood cancer patients, and our continued growth as a leading pediatric research institution,” adds Becky Malkerson, MMF’s president and CEO.


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