Harefest Adds Cancer Fundraiser

Harefest in Canby has added a fourth day, open to attendees of all-ages, that will benefit the Children’s Cancer Association. Harefest for all will be Sunday, July 15 at Pat’s Acres in Canby and will feature regionally renowned Journey, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Heart, and The Cars tribute bands.

This new event includes the most popular features of the Harefest event, including the photo stage (a smaller version of the main stage specifically for photo ops with and without the festival performers, big hair station where ticket holders can get a professional ’80s hair-styling, northwest food and drink vendors, and kids’ activities such as face painting, henna tattoos, balloon artist, and even a ferris wheel. An added feature that is not available at Harefest is go-kart racing as Pat’s Acres Racing Complex will be open to the public during the event.

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Children’s Cancer Association’s Annual Fundraiser Hearts of Joy Raises $435,000

Portland, OR. February at Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) is always a special time when supporters come together for CCA’s largest community-driven campaign, Hearts of Joy. This fundraiser raises critical revenue for CCA’s programs that leverage music, friendship, nature, and resources to create transformative moments of joy for 28,000 children, teens, and their family members facing cancer and other serious illnesses each year. With the help corporate partners, hospitals, board members and volunteers, this year’s events raised $435,000. Since its inception in 2005, Hearts of Joy has raised more than $5.7 million for CCA’s programs.

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GlobalGiving’s Impact Data: Highlighting Nonprofit Learning and Effectiveness

On #GivingTuesday, November 28, Charity Navigator released the first wave of impact statements for thousands of rated nonprofits. GlobalGiving contributed our impact information to charity profiles, offering additional insights into our nonprofit partners’ cultures and philosophy around learning and effectiveness. We hope to help donors make more informed and impactful giving choices. Each of our partner organizations earns Effectiveness Points for Listening, Acting, Learning and Repeating, and points translate into a GG Rewards ranking: Partner, Leader, or Superstar. The Children’s Cancer Association ranked in the top ten for Superstar organizations.

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Here are Oregon’s 2017 Most Admired Companies

The rankings of the 2017 class of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies are here, and they include, along with several holdovers, a few new names. Amid such giants as the Nikes, the Intels and the OHSUs sit such up-and-coming companies as Smarsh, Dutch Bros. and, on the nonprofit side, Children’s Cancer Association. The roster includes some of the most-noted and long-respected names in Oregon’s storied business history. The winners were selected by the more than 400 CEOs who responded to a Portland Business Journal survey seeking the most admired companies in eight industry categories. We also selected winners across all industries based on the total votes received by companies.

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Jesuit Walks for Joy

Jesuit students fundraised for and participated in the annual Children’s Cancer Association Walk for Joy October 1. CCA annually hosts this four-hour event, which crosses the Tilikum Crossing in support of the youth with cancer.  The four main schools that join together by participating in the Walk for Joy are Central Catholic, La Salle, St. Mary’s Academy, and Jesuit High School. Junior Lilly Webb, a cancer survivor and a strong advocate for CCA, expressed the solidarity brought to the high school communities. “Jesuit and Central Catholic are arch rivals, but for something like this everyone is more than happy to come together and help the cause,” Webb said. The Children’s Cancer Association has impacted and improved the lives of so many, not only in the Jesuit community but nationally. The Walk for Joy truly demonstrates how the Portland community becomes united to help a cause that is so close to the hearts of many.

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Family Gets a Special Surprise From Children’s Cancer Association

Sol Soria-Zuniga, a Hillsboro toddler got a special surprise earlier this month, when she received a large play structure in her backyard from a local supermarket. Sol is a gal on the go.  Having a place for his daughter to play has made a world of difference, Andy Soria, Sol’s father, said. “For us, it’s meant that when she’s feeling great we can spend a lot of our time outside,” Soria said. “She’s able to do a lot of physical activity, and so do we. It’s just fantastic not to have to be concerned, and have our kid be a kid, which she hasn’t been able to do for the better part of 15 months.”

The donation was made possible through Hillsboro Costco, Solowave and McCarthy Building Companies, which provided volunteers to work on the project.

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KGW: CCA Summer Car Raffle

KGW’s Greater Portland Today host, Hayley Platt, interviews VP of Development, Jenny O’Bryan, about CCA’s summer car raffle. The winner of the raffle, to be drawn on September 28th, will get to choose one of three cars from Audi Beaverton. The summer car raffle is one of the many fundraising events hosted by CCA in order to transform as many moments as possible into moments of joy for children and families who are battling a serious illness.

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Penner-Ash Wine Cellars to host Live from the Heart to benefit CCA

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, Ron and Lynn Penner-Ash, founders of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, will host the third-annual Live from the Heart winery concert series to benefit Children’s Cancer Association (CCA). The event takes place at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in Newberg from 5-11 p.m, with complimentary wines and an intimate performance from singer-songwriter, Justin Townes Earle. The food is prepared by Chef Vitaly Paley.

General tickets are $125 and VIP tickets, which include a winery tour and more, are $250.

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