Chemo Pal Mentor Program

CCA’s award-winning Chemo Pal® Mentor Program gives kids a caring, trusted, adult friend to look forward to during treatments, and someone in their corner when they need it most.

Our mentors play games, listen to music, share hobbies, or simply offer the comfort of companionship, relieving the anxiety, loneliness and isolation experienced by children in treatment. They can also give parents a much-needed break to grab a cup of coffee, talk with doctors, or spend time with their other children.

This year, CCA delivered the joy of friendship to 235 Pacific Northwest children and teens. Our Chemo Pal matches spent 5,800 hours together having fun.

CCA Chemo Pal mentors are carefully screened, trained, and thoughtfully matched with families, including those with bilingual needs. Chemo Pal mentors and kids spend about 4 hours per month together, both in hospital and out in the community enjoying activities like sporting events, concerts, and craft and gaming nights. The average match lasts 12 months, or for the duration of a child’s treatment. CCA provides ongoing support and education for our front-line volunteers.

“I have had the honor of being a Chemo Pal for two amazing and courageous teens who have brought me incredible joy and inspiration. These two guys have undeniably enriched my life.”

Jack Bradley, Chemo Pal to Zach and Elijah

Help Fill Our Toy Closet

Help fill our Chemo Pal closet with the most requested toys, games, books, and crafts. Please note: due to compromised immune systems we can only accept donations of NEW toys.

Learn more about CCA's Chemo Pal Program