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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Prescribing Joy: A Stay At Children’s Cancer Association “Caring Cabin” Is Powerful Medicine

Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin, nestled on 24 acres of serene woods just outside of Pacific City on the Oregon Coast, is one of many ways the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) based in Portland prescribes joy as a powerful medicine for children and families facing serious illness.

Diane Slaughter’s 6-year-old son Mason was undergoing treatment for leukemia during their stay. The Caring Cabin offered a welcome escape in a place designed for families just like them, fully equipped with all the comforts of home. Slaughter said she and her family enjoyed everything about their time at the cozy beach house and really appreciate CCA’s efforts to bring loved ones together in a peaceful, playful, healing and normalizing setting.

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Sick Teen from Oregon meets with Seahawks and Skydives

A young teen with cancer spent a week in Seattle earlier this month.  Ayden, 14, drove up to Seattle from Oregon last week. The teen is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan and got to meet with the team. He also had spent time at an indoor skydiving facility.  Ayden’s Seattle experience last week was organized by Children’s Cancer Association.

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My Morning Jacket singer, Jim James, delivers acoustic performance backstage at Newport Folk Fest for MyMusicRX program

Jim James delivers a sweet and simple acoustic rendition of Jimmie Rodgers’ “Prairie Lullaby” backstage at the Newport Folk Festival for MyMusicRX. The My Morning Jacket singer calls the track “one of his favorite lullabies.” Then he joked, “hopefully it’ll put you right to sleep.” The musician moves deftly and playfully into the rest of the song, a sweet and charming bedtime tune that finds James doing some classic Rodgers-esque yodeling as well.

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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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Lavender Girls Raise Money for CCA

West Linn sisters and their friends raise money for the Children’s Cancer Association by selling lavender bundles and other themed items.  The Lavender Girls have raised about $1,000 per year for the organization.

This year they will be selling their fresh picked lavender bundles, lavender soaps and other themed items to raise funds for the CCA at the West Linn Street Market on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 4-8 p.m. on the west end of the Historic Willamette District along Willamette Falls Drive

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Vitalogy Foundation to benefit the MyMusicRx program

Two dollars from every ticket sold will go to the Vitalogy Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Pearl Jam to support “the efforts of non-profit organizations doing commendable work in the fields of community health, the environment, arts and education, and social change. This year, 94/7’s Vitalogy donations will benefit the MyMusicRx program at Children’s Cancer Association.

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