When we are young, we have a picture in our minds about what life will look like when we become a teenager, find our best friends, and fall in love for the first time.

By Antonia Palmer

When we become adults, the pictures in our minds change as we imagine…

As I look at October, I am doing so with a level of gratitude I did not know I could feel for a pink ribbon.

By Susan Heard, breast cancer survivor and childhood cancer mama

It’s October. We’ve moved from Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to the better-known Breast Cancer Awareness…

Humble advice for those who lose a child.

By Erin Benson

Unthinkable. Unimaginable. Unsurvivable.

My story often brings these words to the lips of those hearing it. Before losing my son, I likely used these words to describe the death of a child. I was wrong to do so.

In July of 2013…

This is why I call myself lucky.

By Joey Chamness, childhood cancer survivor

Sarcoma. This disease changed my life when I was a little boy and so in an attempt to raise awareness, I’d like to share my story.

Sarcomas are relatively rare, representing only 1–2% of all cancers. About…

What is cancer survivorship?

Childhood cancer family gets involved with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

It’s more time with family and friends, more time for school, end-of-year parties, exploring new places, and gaining independence. It’s driving up the highway at 1 a.m. as our daughter, Abby, flies in a helicopter with medical staff. It’s making plans, but not knowing if we…

By Dr. Taryn Allen, Clinical Research Directorate, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

We are living through a time where individuals of all ages are facing extraordinary rates of stress and anxiety. As a clinical psychologist, I often consider how we can help support ourselves and one another using tools…

By Casie Shimansky

I don’t remember much from the life I had before April 10, 2004. I just know that my sister was here, and then gone. And ever since, it’s felt like there have been two parallel universes of my life — one, where she lives. The one where…

By Timaree Marston

The one memory of my son Caemon that I can recall most easily is how his bald head felt beneath my lips when I kissed him. Eight years after losing my sweet 3-year-old to the beast that is juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), this is one of the…

St. Baldrick's Foundation

We’re a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising childhood cancer research grants. www.stbaldricks.org

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