The mission of CancerFree KIDS is to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising research that might otherwise go unfunded.

The Need. Our Commitment.

Before promising new research has the potential to succeed, it must have resources to begin.

This is our work.
Funding innovative research in its early stages.
Giving hope.
Saving lives.

Owen's Survivor Story

Survivors Say Thank You




See below the next five events that will contribute to the life-saving cancer research funding of CancerFree KIDS.

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October 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

Naperville Marathon

Join CancerFree KIDS and make a difference in changing the world by raising money to support research for kids with cancer. CancerFree KIDS is honored again to partner with Naperville Marathon Races scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2016.

November 4, 2017


November 9, 2017

Celebration of Champions

December 1, 2017

CancerFree Christmas

December 1, 2017

Super Ticket Raffle


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The three CancerFree KIDS Signature Events are events 100% planned and presented by the CancerFree KIDS organization, staff and supporters.

Butterfly Walk & 5K-10K

Held annually in May at Cottell Park in Deerfield Township. Our largest fundraising event, the Butterfly Walk attracts more than 1500 families with young children every year.

Celebration of Champions

Over 500 of our most generous donors enjoy dinner, silent and live auctions, wine and purse raffles, and most importantly the opportunity to meet our cancer survivors who are the reason why we exist.

Night for the Fight

An all-night fundraising and awareness event that attracts 1000 high school students with a focus towards helping other school aged children battle cancer.

We fund childhood cancer research.

Promising research that has the promise of a cure and gentler treatments for children with cancer.

Why? Because more than 175,000 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year.

A Sincere Thank You To Our Gold Level Sponsors