For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At CCA, our goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy.
Because in the fight against devastating illness, joy is often forgotten. Because joy connects us with the power of hope, comfort, and happiness and helps families and children feel uplifted when their lives have been turned upside down. Because joy is something every child deserves.
CCA is a trusted organization that has been recognized since 1995 as an excellent steward of financial resources. We do not accept government funding for our programs, therefore relying on our community to be the lifeblood of our organization, providing JoyRx to critically ill children, teens and their families. We understand how important it is to be good stewards of your financial support and are proud that 79% of all funds go directly to our programs. We are excited to share our endorsements, memberships and honors that prove our track record of accountability.
In fiscal year 2012, which ended April 30, 2012, CCA served nearly 11,000 children, teens and their families through a variety of innovative programs. 443,477 interactions were recorded during this time, with kids, teens, families and hospital staff through CCA's MusicRx, Chemo Pal Mentor Program, Link and the Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin, as well as the JoyRx website and our many other education and community resources.
CCA received the highest rating in organizational efficiency from Charity Navigator, the premier American charity evaluator. This rating was based on how we allocate money among programs, administration and fundraising, and how efficiently we use contributions to grow programs. We proudly earned four stars, which exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities.
Children's Cancer Association has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards of Charity Accountability and successfully meets all those Standards. The Children's Cancer Association is proud to have been the first NW Division non-profit to be recognized as an Accredited Charity with the Better Business Bureau.
The Children's Cancer Association’s Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report contains our most recent audited financial information and a listing of our amazing supporters and volunteers, who made it possible to bring JoyRx to 10,000 kids, teens and family members.
Enjoy reading about the outcomes we achieved, while learning more about the kids and families who are so deeply affected by our programs. Click on the “Download FY 2012 Annual Report" link below to download a copy or contact Office@JoyRx.org and we will be happy to send you one. Thank you!
The Children’s Cancer Association receives no federal or state funds. Every dollar received by CCA comes from individual donors, corporate support and foundation grants. For each dollar spent in FY12, 79 cents went directly to our programs.