WELCOME TO KS95 FOR KIDS!

Friday, December 9th, Crisco, Dez & Ryan will host the 24th annual “KS95 for Kids” Radiothon benefiting Gillette Children’s and M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital Cancer Program.

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WHAT IS KS95 FOR KIDS?

The KS95 for Kids Radiothon is an annual on-air fundraiser benefiting two local charities, Gillette Children’s and M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital Cancer Program. To date, KS95 for Kids has raised over $18 million. We look forward to continuing to make an impact with your support.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Click the any of the red “Donate” buttons anywhere on this page to help children in your community get the effective treatments and life-changing surgeries they deserve — so they focus on just being a kid.

WHO DOES IT BENEFIT?

When you donate to the KS95 for Kids Radiothon, you’re making it possible for kids around the globe and in our own backyard overcome childhood cancer, traumatic injuries and other health challenges.


MEET THIS YEAR’S KIDS


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YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK

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  • Gillette Children’s researchers and child life staff are using Virtual Reality technology to relieve pain and anxiety in patients following surgery and utilizing it as a coping tool during procedures.
  • Gillette Children’s rehab therapists are implementing animal assisted therapy to help comfort patients recovering from surgery, motivate patients to reach new milestones in their rehabilitation and reduce physical and emotional pain in both patients and their families.
  • Gillette Children’s neurologists and researchers are using Vagus Nerve Stimulation to control seizures in patients with Epilepsy, including one of the youngest-ever patients to undergo VNS.
  • Gillette Children’s Music Therapists use music to provide support and distraction during medical procedures, help your child cope with a hospital stay, and encourage the growth of physical, thinking and learning abilities.
  • Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare never turns a child or family away due to the inability to pay, with support from KS95 for Kids over 275 families received financial assistance to cover services and care provided by Gillette.

 

 

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  • Providing pediatric cancer patients with access to more clinical trials and new treatments than anywhere else in Minnesota. Many of the treatments now available to children with cancer were pioneered here at our National Center Institute-designated research facility, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Our discoveries often become the standard of care for patients around the world. 
  • Developing new therapies that improve cure rates and make treatments highly effective and safer for patients, including the ground-breaking development of a potential treatment for pediatric brain tumors, the number one cause of cancer deaths in children. 
  • Elevating patient experience and care through innovative spaces and enhanced programs including integrative therapies while providing the best possible care to patients facing cancer right now. 
  • Improving childhood cancer survivorship, helping more patients not only survive but thrive. The development of a mobile Survivorship App will improve childhood cancer survivors’ self-management of their health care needs, knowledge of the late effects of treatment, and provide personalized support and engagement from their care team across the life span. 
  • Leading field-shaping treatment and management of cancer predisposition, genetic disorders that increase the risk of developing cancer. For example, NF1 syndrome is a relatively common inherited cancer predisposition syndrome. Our research have found that certain nutritional supplements could help delay or prevent tumor formation in NF1 patients.
  • Leveraging big data to make new discoveries, expanding our understanding of cancer causes and outcomes—and putting that knowledge to work for children and families. For example, our researchers are focused on better understanding the beginnings of Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone and soft tissue cancer, to more accurately target the disease with pharmaceutical or immunotherapy interventions. 
  • Home to one of the first hospital based nature based therapists in the U.S. at Masonic Children’s Hospital, this program is helping hospitalized children to achieve healing, comfort and wellness.

 

MEET THIS YEAR’S KIDS

KS95 for Kids
Violet

Violet Hanson It’s no secret that children tend to be accident-prone. When those everyday accidents turn into something more urgent, you have other children to care for, and access to...

Jane

Jane Youngquist When you ask a child to wear a back brace for 20 hours each day, it’s good to have a way to sweeten the deal a little. In...

Owen & Declyn Meyer

Owen & Declyn Meyer Owen was 6.5yrs old  on February 27th 2016 when we found his brain tumor. Missed his last 3 months of kindergarten while at the Masonic hospital...

Elise

Elise Davey Elise Jayde Davey, age 9, has owned her cancer journey since January 2018, when her team of doctors diagnosed her with a brain tumor on her optic chiasm. ...

Emery

Emery Rutledge Emery was diagnosed in August 2021 at age 3 with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Emery has completed 5 intense phases of treatment with a few challenges but...

Maisy

Maisy Keegan Maisy was a vibrant, energetic, happy and normal little 3 year old. On August 26th, 2020 in the middle of a pandemic and on her brothers 9th birthday,...

Parker

Parker Eisinger Fall of 2021, Parker was your normal 16-year-old. He was a sophomore at Lakeville South High School and was excited to be back to school in person, playing...

Teddy

Theodora (Teddy) Bailey There are few moments in life as exciting and anxiety-inducing as the day you have your first child, but for Andrew Bailey and his wife, Amanda, things...

Elijah

Elijah Smith Elijah Smith, now 14, had a typical period of development following his birth. When he was four months old, he began to have seizures, sometimes more than 50...

Laney & Lilah

Delaney (Laney) and Delilah (Lilah) Monicken Lilah and Laney are feisty, happy twin sisters. They share a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, but that is just one aspect of their lives....

Dominic

Dominic Danielson Tragedy Turns Towards Recovery: Dominic Danielson’s Story Last January, on a day like any other in Minnesota, Lynette Danielson was driving her son Dominic to hockey practice. Dominic,...

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