Press & Events

CCA relies on our community to help power our programs through volunteer engagement and community fundraising events. These engagements and community events, along with the inspiring stories of the children, teens, and families CCA serves, often garner media coverage. Here you can read those stories and learn more about CCA's upcoming events.

Featured Events

Kili for Cancer – Kilimanjaro 2014 benefiting the Children’s Cancer Association
July 14-23, 2014, Mount Kilimanjaro
Benefiting the Children’s Cancer Association and with goal of raising $1 per foot of elevation, Kili’s climb will aim to raise more than $19,341. Presented by world-renowned Ian Taylor Trekking guides and porters will lead climbers on a 7 -day trek on the highest freestanding mountain in the world via the beautiful Machame route. As a much deserved reward from the summit climbers will travel in style on a 3 day safari following the climb. Climbers will ride in an open top safari truck with local guides checking out everything from Giraffes to Lions! Adventuring to Manyara Park, the Serengeti Plain and the spectacular Ngorogoro Crater climbers will get a feel for the true wild of Africa. The complete trip cost is $4,550 and includes nearly everything on land - from transportation and hotel stays to food, tents, guides and more. To learn more or to join please contact us at or visit the website at

Cast & Blast
Friday, July 18, 2014, Astoria, OR
Thanks to our good friends at Guild Mortgage Company for selecting CCA as one of the beneficiaries of their Second Annual Cast N’ Blast event in Astoria, OR, on Friday, July 18. We hear there are still individual spots available if you’d like to join the fun.
Portland Fit Body Boot Camp Charity Session
Saturday, July 26, 2014, Col Summers City Park, Portland, OR
Emily Johnson, owner of the Portland Fit Body Boot Camp, has already had a great summer. Her fitness boot camp has held two charity workout events and is about to hold its third and final event on Saturday, July 26, from 7:15 am - 8:30 am at Col Summers City Park. There’s no charge, just a suggested donation of between five and fifty dollars. In addition, everyone who donates $10 or more is entered into a drawing to win a month of boot camp training. Registration is open for the charity fitness boot camp event and more information can be found by calling the Portland Fit Body Boot Camp at (971) 266-3222.
Dawn to Dusk
Saturday, August 2, 2014 8 am to 8 pm, Portland Waterfront
Please support Bridge City Paddling Club in our efforts to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Association through our Dawn to Dusk Paddle. On Saturday, August 2, we will paddle a dragon boat around Ross Island in downtown Portland for 12 HOURS! That's right. From 8:00 am to 8:00 pm where each paddler will log anywhere from 30 to 40 miles. We are also offering the opportunity for corporate friends to get involved in our corporate challenge paddle.  For more information, please contact Jeremy Shattuck at Our goal is to raise $75,000 this year!

TICKETS Fore CHARITY - WinCo Foods Portland Open
August 18-24, 2014, Portland, OR
The future stars of the PGA TOUR will swing through Portland and tee it up at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club's historic Witch Hollow course next summer. Thanks to the Nabisco TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ and GOLF Fore KIDS programs, 100% of your ticket purchase will benefit CCA. Don't miss your chance to see the Future Stars of the PGA TOUR, and contribute to CCA. We look forward to seeing you at Pumpkin Ridge in August. Purchase your tickets now!

Portland Marathon
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Portland, OR
Please join CCA at the Portland Marathon. The 2014 Marathon & Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 5, 2014! Register now for the best in the Northwest & make this your year! Run on behalf of CCA by fundraising to help CCA fuel our programs of joy. For more information, email Sierra Smith, CCA Special Events Manager at

Fred Meyer Community Rewards - Choose CCA 94460
Every quarter, when you receive your Fred Meyer Reward points, CCA can too! The more you shop, the more JoyRx you can deliver. To sign up you card, go to and link your Rewards card to the Children's Cancer Association, 94460.

Everest Endeavor

Ongoing: Kyle Bingham’s Everest Endeavor is a journey and an adventure. In the next two years of his four year Endeavor project, Kyle will be continuing to inspire others by climbing bigger and higher than ever before. Five mountains. 110,000 vertical feet. One step at a time. Join Kyle as he supports the Children's Cancer Association in raising $1 for every foot of elevation – making every step count. Join the adventure. Inspire others around you. Be a part of the journey. Donate now!

Year Round – Online Fundraising
Are you a runner, cyclist, triathlete or just love a challenge? CCA has a program to help you raise funds while you are training to complete a race or a personal challenge you have set for yourself.  This year-round program is open to anyone who wants to raise funds for CCA at any event. Click here to register or if you have questions, please contact us at

CCA’s Pacific City Property For Sale
Lot 28, Pacific Seawatch, Pacific City, OR
CCA has a unique property for sale in the desirable community of Pacific Seawatch. This picturesque property has views of the Nestucca River, Haystack Rock, and Cape Kiwanda! In addition to the views, your neighbor will be the Coastal Living Magazine’s 2006 Idea House. This wonderful community has strong CC&Rs which protects the property values as well as a clubhouse with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, indoor pool, 9-hole putting course and party spaces. To view the property, contact Shae Lambert with Shorepine Properties at (503) 703-8299 or (503) 965-7801.

If you would like to host an event benefiting CCA, please visit our "Host an event" page and fill out an Event Proposal Form.