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

Brass Balls Runs and Fundraising Event
August 16, 2014, Portland, OR, 9:00 am -11:00 am and 2:00 pm-10:00 pm
You are invited to the 4th Annual Brass Balls Run and Fundraising Event on Saturday, August 16th to fuel CCA’s MyMusicRx program! Start your engines with the motorcycle run, which begins at Paradise Harley Davidson on Cascade Boulevard in Tigard at 9am, last bike out by 11, and goes to Mount Hood. Then come back to Portland for the fundraising event at 2pm on SE Powell Boulevard, between 24th and 25th in the Shwop and BC’s parking lots. Come for an evening of live music, food and drink, local vendors selling art, clothes, leather goods and more, plus classic hot rods and custom bikes!

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!

Rumble on the River
August 23, 2014, Lake Oswego, OR, Doors open at 6:00 pm
Join CCA for summer fun at the Rumble on the River, an unbelievable party on the Willamette River in Lake Oswego. The Rumble on the River will take place on Saturday, August 23, and headlined by Storm Large along with Michelle DeCourcy and the Rocktarts. Tickets are $120 per person, and revenue will go directly to fuel CCA programs. We hope to see you on the waterfront for some rock ‘n roll! Purchase tickets now, before they sell out!
Fireside Grill Anniversary Party
September 6, 2014, Beaverton, OR, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to the Fireside Grill in Beaverton for their Second Anniversary Party, benefiting CCA! From 4pm to 10 pm on Saturday, September 6, the Fireside Grill will be serving up music, games, prizes, and great food and drink. Every dime goes straight to CCA programming, so come celebrate with the Fireside Grill and help CCA deliver amazing programs of JoyRx! The Fireside Grill is located at 9136 SW Hall Blvd in Beaverton. We look forward to seeing you in September! *Please note this event is only open to guests age 21 and over.
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.