Our Mission

Since 1999, the KS95 for Kids® Radiothon has raised more than $12.2 million in funds for benefiting charities Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare by sharing the stories of more than 150 children affected by major medical challenges. These highly emotional interviews have helped shed significant light on the realities of childhood cancer and childhood-onset disabilities. They’ve also highlighted the strength and courage of these children in the face of tremendous adversity.

Throughout the KS95 for Kids Radiothon’s 16 years, donations from KS95 listeners have helped Children’s Cancer Research Fund support the ground-breaking research required towards a cure for childhood cancer. Donations have also supported Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare’s mission to maximize the health, happiness and independence of children who have short- and long-term disabilities.

Thank you to KS95 listeners, the entire KS95 radio staff, Hubbard Broadcasting, event sponsors, families who have told their stories over the years and to thousands of volunteers for their ongoing support!

Children’s Cancer Research Fund

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 childhood cancer and supports quality-of-life programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Through the organization’s Care Partners program, more than 125 volunteers provide support and encouragement to pediatric oncology and blood or marrow transplant patients and their family members at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Established in 1983, Care Partners has worked with nearly 2,600 families from all over the world.


Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare provides specialized health care for people who have short-term or long-term disabilities that began during childhood. We help children, adults and their families improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life. Gillette, an independent, not-for-profit hospital and clinics, is internationally recognized for its work in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions, including cerebral palsy, complex orthopedic conditions, craniofacial anomalies, neurological conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, spina bifida and juvenile arthritis.

We combine medical, nursing, therapeutic, technical, psychosocial and other expertise in family-centered programs. We provide services at our clinics, in our hospital and throughout the region, in response to community needs and often in collaboration with other organizations. We seek to build community partnerships that help continue our mission and enhance care for people who have disabilities.