Children's Cancer Research Fund® Needs Social Butterflies

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Local nonprofit's sixth annual Social Butterfly event will support quality-of-life program for pediatric cancer patients and their families

The sixth annual Children's Cancer Research Fund Social Butterfly will be held on Friday, April 24, at Trocaderos (107 3rd Ave. in Minneapolis). One of the year's hottest cocktail parties, Social Butterfly helps build awareness of pediatric cancer and Children's Cancer Research Fund among tomorrow's community leaders. All proceeds benefit the Children's Cancer Research Fund Care Partners program.

Guests attending Social Butterfly, which begins at 8 p.m., will enjoy the great music of special guest Tim Mahoney, dancing, plentiful hors d'oeuvres and cocktails and raffle prize.

Tickets for Social Butterfly are $65 (pre-event) or $80 (at the door). To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit http://www.ccrfsocialbutterfly.org.

About Care Partners
Care Partners is a Children's Cancer Research Fund quality-of-life program for pediatric hematology/oncology and blood and marrow transplant patients and families at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, Fairview. Care Partners, a volunteer-driven program, has served nearly 2,600 families since its establishment in 1983 and currently has 125 volunteers. Last year, Care Partners volunteers provide more than 3,600 support hours by assisting families, spending time with patients, providing computer and Internet access and running the Care Partners Book Cart Program.

About Children's Cancer Research Fund
Children's Cancer Research Fund has a focused and clearly defined goal -- to eradicate childhood cancer. The funds this nonprofit organization provides enable the University of Minnesota Cancer Center, a leading pediatric cancer research facility, to continue its pioneering efforts in the prevention, diagnoses, treatment and cure of childhood cancers. Many discoveries funded by Children's Cancer Research Fund have revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. For more information about Children's Cancer Research Fund, visit http://www.childrenscancer.org or call 952-893-9355.

Editor's Note -- For more information about Social Butterfly, or to schedule an interview with a Children's Cancer Research Fund/Care Partners spokesperson, childhood cancer patient, survivor or family member, please contact Kris Huson, Marketing & Communications Manager, at 952-224-8488.

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