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 July Hero

Holly Bruno

Holly is a sweet, quiet third-grader who loves the color purple, practicing the piano, singing,and playing board games with her parents and four siblings. After persistent ear pain led to a diagnosis of a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, Holly’s world suddenly filled with surgeries, radiation, and chemo. This young fighter takes life one day at a time and is looking forward to playing soccer and attending 4th grade after finishing her treatments.