Saturday, October 5, 2024
Portland Art Museum  |  Portland, Oregon

Nearly three decades ago, the Ellis Family started something extraordinary for thousands of children across the country with the power of music. Today, we celebrate the heart of our organization — getting back to our roots and gathering our joy to build community and connection.

This year, let’s get back to the heart of it all: joy, music, and our mission in the community.

The Event

Wonderball is JoyRx’s premier fundraising event of the year and an opportunity to celebrate together. This year, we’re thrilled to transform this iconic event with our Live From the Heart benefit series at the Portland Art Museum.

Enjoy cocktails during a happy hour, a silent and live auction, dinner, and an inspiring JoyRx program that highlights our mission and impact. Then, we’ll conclude the night with an exclusive performance from a special guest artist. Check back soon for news and updates!

Get Inspired: Attire

This year, we are going back to our roots. We would love to see our guests wearing any and all things JoyRx purple to celebrate our history of helping kids here in Oregon and across the nation. Let’s wear our joy and let purple inspire the night.

Whether it is purple details and accessories or a head-to-toe purple ensemble — all shades, vibes, and types of purple inspiration are welcome!

Become a Sponsor

Showcase your company to more than 500 invested guests alongside large and small business leaders from across the Pacific Northwest. Become a sponsor and join other engaged, philanthropic organizations committed to creating joy for seriously ill children and their families.

Contact Nicole McDonald, Vice President of Finance & Operations, at to learn how you can make the most of a JoyRx Wonderball sponsorship.

Donate an Auction Item

Showcase your brand and charitable support by donating a package to our premium silent and live auctions. We are seeking unique experiences, fine wine and food packages, and travel adventures to delight our guests and inspire competitive bidding. Your generosity helps thousands of children facing serious illness improve their mental and emotional well-being through the power of JoyRx.

If you’d like to donate an item to help support JoyRx-served families, please contact Tess Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator, at

Plan Your Evening & Invite Your Guests

Our team is here to help with any registration questions that might arise.  If you choose to host or sponsor a table, we’ll share language to extend to your guests, FAQs, and a form that you can use to easily extend your invitation.  Table sponsorships start at $5,000.  If you’d prefer to inquire about single tickets to this event,  please contact us.

Of course, all proceeds from this event go directly to fund JoyRx | Children’s Cancer Association programs, a non-profit organization.

Contact our team:

Jack Pipkin, Senior Vice President of Revenue & Development, at
Nicole McDonald, Vice President of Finance & Operations, at
Anne Robinson, Director of Development, PNW, at

Media inquires: Contact Andrea Tichy, Senior Director of Brand Marketing & Communication, at