childhood cancer

School coin drive to aid leukemia patients

Students at a Roseville school will spend the next three weeks scrounging together as many coins as possible. They’ll be looking for pennies in between couch cushions, picking d ...

Holiday party offers reprieve from cancer

For one evening earlier this month, childhood cancer patients and families had a chance to enjoy the holidays without having to think about cancer. The Keaton Raphael Memorial ho ...

Family hoping for ‘normal’ Christmas

The Christen family plans to spend Christmas together, just the four of them, at home. They decorated a plastic Christmas tree, which they arranged in the living room of their hou ...

Keaton Raphael Memorial unveils new Roseville headquarters

For more than a decade, Keaton Raphael Memorial has operated out of a small 350-square-foot office. The Roseville-based nonprofit organization outgrew its britches and recently re ...

One family is going bald for a good cause

In a few weeks, Jenni Sanders will stick out like a sore thumb in her family. “I’m going to be the only one with hair in the house,” she says, smiling. Her husband, Trevor, ...

Creativity leads fight against cancer

Annina Hanlon smoothes her short-cropped hair down behind her ears. The 13-year-old used to have layered, shoulder-length hair with bangs, but now the hair is a slightly differen ...

Cheer on Mountain Lions, raise funds to fight childhood cancer

In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Keaton Raphael Memorial has partnered with the Sacramento Mountain Lions to raise funds to help families in northern Califor ...

The Fountains partners for childhood cancer fundraiser

Childhood cancer affects more than 12,000 children every year in the United States. About 3,000 of these kids diagnosed each year will not survive. But these numbers actually ex ...

Anti-cancer crusader

Keaton Raphael was a precocious child with an old soul. He’d wear shorts and cowboy boots during summertime. He liked to wrestle and play with his younger brother, Kyle. “He ...