Joy means something different to everyone — including very sick children and their families. At CCA, we provide a voice of experience, compassion and hope for families whose needs extend beyond medical treatment. Because we’ve been there, we know that the best services are those that serve your needs. So our innovative bilingual programs, resources, and support are based on the needs voiced by families across the nation for the last 17 years — and counting.


timbersPlay is the very essence of childhood, but it’s often the first thing lost in a child’s battle with cancer. CCA understands that during this challenging time, play can sometimes be the thing that’s needed most. Our programs and activities give kids and their families a much-needed break from the daily pressure of fighting a serious illness.




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