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

New Seasons Arbor Lodge Nut Butter & Jam Promotion
April 8 - 14 - New Seasons Arbor Lodge Location: For one week the New Seasons Arbor Lodge location will help spread joy by donating $2 for every jar of New Seasons brand nut butter and jam sold! Head to the Arbor Lodge location for your weekly groceries! 
 
CCA Idol
Friday, April 17 - Opus Events Agency:  Ever thought that you could help others and do something you love? CCA Idol gives you the change to make a difference in the lives of children through performing! Individuals, groups, and bands are all welcome. Interested in signing up or purchasing a ticket? Contact Carli Wood at cwood17@jesuitmail.org.
 
Luke's Lego-cy
Friday, May 29, 5pm - 9pm - King's Way Christian School: The annual Luke's Lego-cy Carnival has carnival games, bounce houses, Lego contests, prizes, and so much more! This is a family-friendly event so bring your young hearts and consider making a donation or bringing a boxed set of Legos to this fabulous event.  Luke touched lives in countless ways as he fought a difficult battle against cancer.  Celebrate Luke by doing something he loved, playing with Legos!
 
Summer Car Raffle Kick Off!
Monday, June 1:  For the 17th consecutive year, CCA will host a summer car raffle! Stay tuned for more details on this reimagined promotion and incredible opportunity to win a brand new car.
 
Penner-Ash Wine Blending Experience
Sunday, June 7 - Penner-Ash Wine CellarsJoin CCA and an intimate group of our closest friends for an exclusive and extraordinary wine blending experience at the legendary Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in Newberg. Oregon winemakers Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash will lead our group in a hands-on, wine blending seminar at their beautiful winery. We’ll top the morning off with a gourmet, locally sourced brunch and live music from Portland’s ethereal folk super group Alialujah Choir. The wine blending seminar is limited to 50 attendees and each pair will get one case of the winning CCA custom blend! Secure your spot today!
 
Kadel's Auto Body 22nd Annual Golf Classic
Tuesday, June 9:  The employees and owners of Kadel’s Auto Body live and work in our community and are committed to making a difference. Kadel’s Auto Body chose Children’s Cancer Association as the charity for their invitation only event because we are local and they have seen the difference CCA makes to their neighbors. Kadel’s loves getting the opportunity to meet a family each year and have a CCA board member joins us for a game of best ball!
 
Twilight Half Marathon
Saturday, July 11 - Vancouver Lake Park: Nobody likes alarm clocks. That's why the Twilight Half Marathon starts at 6pm! Get a good night's sleep, spend the day however you want, and run when it's cool. The course is pancake-flat, making for a fast, easy run...maybe even a PR! The scenery is spectacular, and so are the goodies: an adorable owl medal, matching owl flashlight, and a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark owl shirt. The after-party includes music, free beer and wine, a hearty meal, and maybe even a dip in Vancouver lake. This unique, evening event benefits the Children's Cancer Association! Register today. 
 
Artists 4 Life
Friday, July 17 - 19: The 7th Anniversary Artists 4 Life is a 3-day online charity concert that bands together 40 U.S. & International Artists (musicians, poets, & more) to support the MyMusicRx program of the Children’s Cancer Association.  Through a live broadcasting site and Skype, our artists will showcase their talents to raise awareness and donations for MyMusicRx. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the program. Watch Artists 4 Life 2015 as we “Bring Joy with our heARTS!”  For more information about the event, visit the Artists 4 Life website.  
 
Hero Gala - Celebrating CCA's 20th Year!
Saturday, September 26: CCA’s most magical night of the year, the Gala demonstrates the community investment that makes CCA’s award-winning programs and services possible. The Gala features an inspiring program, world-class entertainment and outstanding musical talent – truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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 fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and link your Rewards card to the Children's Cancer Association, 94460.

Everest Endeavor
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!
 
 

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 - please contact us at events@joyrx.org.

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

Nobody likes alarm clocks.That’s why the Twilight Half Marathon (July 11th, Vancouver Lake Park) starts at 6pm. Get a good night’s sleep, spend the day however you want, and run when it’s cool.The course is pancake-flat, making for a fast, easy run…maybe even a PR!  The scenery is spectacular, and so are the goodies: an adorable owl medal, matching owl flashlight, and a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark owl shirt.The after-party includes music, free beer and wine, a hearty meal, and maybe even a dip in Vancouver Lake.This unique, evening event benefits the Children’s Cancer Association, which brings joy to children fighting devastating illnesses.