In 1979, 13-year-old Katie Hageboeck was nearing the end of her 16-month battle with leukemia. Before she died, Katie asked that her savings for a new 10-speed bike be given to Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF), a little-known fund at the University of Minnesota.
During this time, the government was cutting back on research spending, which stalled potentially lifesaving work. To support research progress, families in treatment at the hospital would pass around a hat in the waiting room, giving memorial gifts in a child’s name. From then on, Katie’s parents, Diana and Norm, vowed to support the University of Minnesota’s groundbreaking research.
In 1981, two years after Katie passed away, the Hageboecks organized a fundraising event called Dawn of a Dream, which has become CCRF’s signature gala. Since Dawn of a Dream’s inception, the event alone has raised over $22.5 million for childhood cancer research.
Today, Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a national nonprofit, and thanks to donors and partners around the country, we have contributed $170 million to research, education and awareness and quality-of-life programs for childhood cancer families.
We believe kids deserve safer, less toxic treatments, and we’re committed to funding groundbreaking research and services that enhance healing and care.
The Senior Graphic Designer is primarily responsible for the design and production of graphic design projects for Children’s Cancer Research Fund’s internal marketing materials and external programs. The ability to work quickly and effectively on a variety of projects with overlapping deadlines, take design feedback and direction graciously, interpret and convey design direction to internal and external teams, ensure effective and efficient project completion through project planning and task assignment, maintain attention to detail under deadlines and shifting priorities, and work well with a variety of personalities is critical.