KS95 for Kids® benefits Children's Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.
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 Children's Hospital, Fairview. Established in 1983, Care Partners has worked with nearly 2,600 families from all over the world.
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.