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We see a future without childhood cancer.

Since 2012, our employees and financial professionals are committed to accelerating the search for a cure for childhood cancer while providing support to families facing the disease and survivors struggling with treatment late effects.

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RESEARCH FUNDING

To date, we have funded more than 240,000 hours of research through our exclusive partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. We are proud to say there are children who are cancer free today because of this funding.

One young survivor inspired our 2017 Rose Bowl float and rode in the parade along with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation researcher who saved her life.

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Meet some of the researchers Northwestern Mutual has funded through our partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Putting Pediatric Cancer Researchers Out of Business

Putting Pediatric Cancer Researchers Out of Business

The Impact of Funding on Research

The Impact of Funding on Research

Meet young Investigator, Jeffery Huo

Meet young Investigator, Jeffery Huo

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SUPPORTING FAMILIES

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

Provides arts-in-medicine program that helps kids with cancer and other serious illnesses tell their unique treatment story through colorful beads.

Provides arts-in-medicine program that helps kids with cancer and other serious illnesses tell their unique treatment story through colorful beads.

The Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation mission is to raise funds for national childhood cancer research programs, to build awareness that less than 4% of the NIH’s annual funding supports childhood cancer research, and to support inpatient programs.

The Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation mission is to raise funds for national childhood cancer research programs, to build awareness that less than 4% of the NIH’s annual funding supports childhood cancer research, and to support inpatient programs.

Over the past 30 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.

Over the past 30 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.

COCA-I is strengthening the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, education, and advocacy. COCA-I member camps proudly serve the needs of over 35,500 campers.

COCA-I is strengthening the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, education, and advocacy. COCA-I member camps proudly serve the needs of over 35,500 campers.

We honor the courage of children with cancer and capture those smiles and forever preserve images of courage, beauty and dignity.

We honor the courage of children with cancer and capture those smiles and forever preserve images of courage, beauty and dignity.

Ronald McDonald House keeps families together by providing a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.

Ronald McDonald House keeps families together by providing a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.


YOUR FUTURE AWAITS

We realize the financial impact cancer treatment has on a family. Our scholarship program gives kids affected by childhood cancer the opportunity to pursue their dreams of higher education and exciting careers.

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We have two scholarships available one for survivors and another for siblings of kids affected by childhood cancer.
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SUPPORTING SURVIVORS

Northwestern Mutual recognizes that supporting kids with cancer does not end when treatment ends. That is why we fund research to help create better outcomes for kids with cancer, sponsor symposiums focused on how best to support childhood cancer survivors, and recognize leaders in the childhood cancer survivor field.


Learn why one of our honorees is dedicating
herself to research.
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ROSE PARADE®

Northwestern Mutual’s 2018 Rose Parade® float, titled “Letting Kids be Kids” highlighted the experience and difference camps make in the lives of kids with cancer.

Northwestern Mutual Celebrates Childhood Cancer Heroes With Rose Parade Float

Northwestern Mutual Celebrates Childhood Cancer Heroes With Rose Parade Float

Meet Bennett From Camp One Step in Wisconsin

Meet Bennett From Camp One Step in Wisconsin

Meet Mary from Camp N’Joy it All in Ohio

Meet Mary from Camp N’Joy it All in Ohio

Funding and Research Supply Waves of Hope

Funding and Research Supply Waves of Hope

Meet Peyton, our 2016 featured survivor

Meet Peyton, our 2016 featured survivor