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About Us

When seriously ill children, teens, and their families need more than medicine, Children’s Cancer Association’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.

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The Business of Joy

Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) has earned accolades for more than two decades for fiscal discipline and is honored to be the recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Torch Award as Oregon’s 2019 Charity of the Year. The BBB Torch Awards shine the spotlight across the nation on businesses and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in dedication to integrity and ethical business practices.

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We Believe...

We believe kids deserve long, wonderful lives. Or, at the very least, short, wonderful lives. We believe cancer sucks. We’ve had it, or loved someone who did. We prescribe moments of Joy for kids who are in the fight against all serious illness. We believe Joy grows exponentially when it’s used collectively. We are music medicine pioneers. We believe in purple. We know Joy comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes – just like the kids we help. We love to laugh. We are not afraid to cry. We spend every dollar wisely. We give hugs freely. We believe in today. We respect our history as a grassroots organization. We embrace our destiny as a global source of JoyRx. We believe these things matter.

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