2019 Nonprofit Recipients: Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities matches area youth facing adversity with caring, adult mentors and life-changing youth development programs. BBBS has served over a half-million Twin Cities youth in its nearly 100-year history. Learn more at BigsTwinCities.org.

Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a national nonprofit, and thanks to donors and partners around the country, they have contributed $150 million to research, education and awareness and quality-of-life programs for childhood cancer families. Children’s Cancer Research Fund supports the brightest scientists whose ideas make the greatest impact for children with cancer. They work closely with researchers to fund innovative new projects quickly so that their promising new discoveries can continue uninterrupted. Their researchers share their findings with more than 9,000 experts around the globe, collaborating with others to accelerate discoveries. These children don’t have time on their side. That’s why they need our help to get breakthroughs from the lab to the bedside quickly. Because childhood cancer affects the whole family and community, they also fund quality of life services that enhance healing and care. Your support will help survivors, parents and siblings cope with cancer and educate the world about the need for research.