We Prescribe Joy!

For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At the Children's Cancer Association (CCA), our goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy.

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About CCA

At the Children's Cancer Association (CCA) we believe all kids deserve long, wonderful lives. Or at the very least, short, wonderful lives. That’s why our programs leverage music, nature, friendship, and resources to create transformative moments of joy for families facing cancer and other serious illnesses.

JoyRx Programs

CCA’s MyMusicRx®, Chemo Pal® Mentor Program, Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin™, and Link programs proudly delivered award winning, free-of-charge services a combined 91,964 times in 2017.

Dear Cancer

Joyful Seed

Dawson’s Room Makeover

Dawson is an inspiring seventeen-year-old with a complicated diagnosis. After his family moved to a new home, Dawson and sister McKenna were faced with the dilemma of sharing the same room, that’s when CCA’s Link program and the Joyful Seed decided to help.

Holly Bruno

Holly’s Story: Recording Music with Chris Funk of The Decemberists

Holly Bruno is passionate about her family and has the uncanny ability to find the good in most of life’s challenges. It’s a quality that’s come in handy when making the decision to end treatment for a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma.