Honor Someone

For families who want to start a fundraising page in honor or in memory of their child or loved ones.

Create an honor page to fundraise in honor of someone and watch as your community of supporters rallies around your child’s story, all while making better, safer treatments possible for kids fighting cancer.

Why set up an honor page?

Your Honor Page...
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Is a place to share your child’s story in a way that makes a difference and builds their legacy. Share your child’s story, engage your family and friends and turn a difficult cancer journey into a powerful change-making experience all in one place.
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Can be a central place to track every gift that has been inspired by your honoree. Every fundraiser that you or your community start in honor or in memory of your child can feed back to this page, allowing you to watch your total given to childhood cancer research grow over time. Plus, you’ll get an easy-to-share link with your child’s name included.
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Supports the best research happening across the country. CCRF funds researchers across the U.S. – not just one institution. A panel of experts reviews each research proposal we receive and selects the projects with the most promise and potential. This means we’re free to seek out the boldest minds making the biggest difference for kids fighting cancer. 
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Is a great alternative to starting your own nonprofit – we have 40+ years of experience finding and funding the best, most impactful childhood cancer research. Leave the administrative work to us so you can focus on fundraising in honor of your child’s story and legacy.  

How to set up an honor page.

Your Honor Page...

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Is a place to share your child’s story in a way that makes a difference and builds their legacy. Share your child’s story, engage your family and friends and turn a difficult cancer journey into a powerful change-making experience all in one place.
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Can be a central place to track every gift that has been inspired by your honoree. Every fundraiser that you or your community start in honor or in memory of your child can feed back to this page, allowing you to watch your total given to childhood cancer research grow over time. Plus, you’ll get an easy-to-share link with your child’s name included.
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Supports the best research happening across the country. CCRF funds researchers across the U.S. – not just one institution. A panel of experts reviews each research proposal we receive and selects the projects with the most promise and potential. This means we’re free to seek out the boldest minds making the biggest difference for kids fighting cancer. 
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Is a great alternative to starting your own nonprofit – we have 40+ years of experience finding and funding the best, most impactful childhood cancer research. Leave the administrative work to us so you can focus on fundraising in honor of your child’s story and legacy.  

Check out these honor pages for inspiration.

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Maddison Mertz’s Miracles
After Maddison passed away from a brain tumor, her friends and family, dubbed Maddison Mertz’s Miracles, started traditions like “Trick or Treat for Maddison” where her friends knocked on doors wearing Maddison’s favorite color, hot pink, and asked for donations to her fundraiser. Maddison’s memorial page helps her loved ones track fundraisers in her honor over years, keeping her spirit alive and fighting for better treatments for kids who come after her.
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Nate’s Honor Page
Nate was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 16 years old. He used music to cope with the difficulty of treatment, playing his guitar in the hospital and at home while recovering from multiple surgeries. He passed away in 2022 at 19 years old. His family included his fundraising page in his obituary and have continued to use it whenever they fundraise in Nate’s memory. “If I could give back every gift card, every meal, everything we’ve been given since Nate’s diagnosis and put it into the research they need to better attack this cancer, I would,” said Robin, Nate’s mom.
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Mr. Splash’s Osteosarcoma Fund

David, whose nickname was “Mr. Splash,” passed away from osteosarcoma after a 3-year battle at 18 years old. His fundraising page says, “this fund was created to remind those who loved David of the incredible person he was and to fund research for better treatments to prevent and cure this horrendous disease.” When people ask how they can honor David’s life, his friends and family direct them to his fundraising page as an easy way to make a difference.

Check out these honor pages for inspiration.

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Maddison Mertz's Miracles
After Maddison passed away from a brain tumor, her friends and family, dubbed Maddison Mertz’s Miracles, started traditions like “Trick or Treat for Maddison” where her friends knocked on doors wearing Maddison’s favorite color, hot pink, and asked for donations to her fundraiser. Maddison’s memorial page helps her loved ones track fundraisers in her honor over years, keeping her spirit alive and fighting for better treatments for kids who come after her.
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Nate's Honor Page
Nate was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 16 years old. He used music to cope with the difficulty of treatment, playing his guitar in the hospital and at home while recovering from multiple surgeries. He passed away in 2022 at 19 years old. His family included his fundraising page in his obituary and have continued to use it whenever they fundraise in Nate’s memory. “If I could give back every gift card, every meal, everything we’ve been given since Nate’s diagnosis and put it into the research they need to better attack this cancer, I would,” said Robin, Nate’s mom.
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Mr. Splash’s Osteosarcoma Fund
David, whose nickname was “Mr. Splash,” passed away from osteosarcoma after a 3-year battle at 18 years old. His fundraising page says, “this fund was created to remind those who loved David of the incredible person he was and to fund research for better treatments to prevent and cure this horrendous disease.” When people ask how they can honor David’s life, his friends and family direct them to his fundraising page as an easy way to make a difference.

Can I include an honor page in an obituary?

Yes, creating an honor page is an easy way to direct loved ones to support a cause that was important to your honoree. Here’s an example of a note you could include at the end of an obituary: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent in (honoree)’s honor to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (Attn: Donor Services, Re: (Honorees name), 1650 W 82nd St., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55431, or online at Honor Someone.

Have any other questions?

Meet Chloe, Community Fundraising Manager:
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I want to help you further your loved one’s legacy through fundraising. Please feel free to reach out to me personally if you have questions about setting up your page, fundraising ideas you want to explore or if you need any other support.

Chloe Walbruch
Community Fundraising Manager
cwalbruch@childrenscancer.org