We Prescribe Joy!

For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At the Children's Cancer Association (CCA), our goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy.

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About CCA

At CCA we believe all kids deserve long, wonderful lives. Or at the very least, short, wonderful lives. That’s why our programs leverage music, friendship, play, and resources to create transformative moments of joy for families facing cancer and other serious illnesses.


CCA’s MyMusicRx®, Chemo Pal® Mentor Program, Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin™, and Link programs proudly delivered award winning, free-of-charge services a combined 81,000 times in 2015.

CCA's April Hero

Asher Garrett-Meade

Little Asher is a super friendly kid with a smile that’s guaranteed to melt your heart who loves to play with his siblings - all nine of them! Asher was born with Down syndrome and diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at the age of 1. But even though his life is filled with tough treatments and long hospital stays, Asher’s mom, Sharonda, says he continues to bring joy to everyone around him. “He’s our little Superman”.