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CCA Programs

Since 1995, Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) has been transforming the pediatric healthcare experience through innovative Joy-based programs, enhancing the mental health and emotional well-being of pediatric patients with the healing power of music, friendship, and nature, available free-of-charge to families and hospital partners.

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MyMusicRx®, flagship program of Children’s Cancer Association (CCA), delivers the healing power of music to kids and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. MyMusicRx offers bedside and online tailored, one-on-one music experiences designed to relieve stress, anxiety, and the perception of pain and offers live in-hospital concerts.

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Chemo Pal Mentor Program

Children’s Cancer Association’s Chemo Pal® Mentor Program, the only program of its kind in the nation, pairs seriously ill kids and teens in treatment with trained, volunteer adult mentors—creating long-term, trusted friendships—while giving parents a much-needed break. Mentors play games, listen to music, share hobbies, and simply offer the comfort of companionship, relieving the anxiety, loneliness, and isolation kids often experience during treatment.

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NatureRx: Caring Cabin

Since 2006, CCA has offered the healing power of nature to families through free-of-charge retreats at the secluded Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin® in Pacific City, Oregon, providing children in treatment and their extended families with an essential health connection to nature and healing. Nestled in 24 acres of surrounding woods with plentiful wildlife and a serene lake, the Caring Cabin is an extraordinary place to retreat, relax, and create once-in-a lifetime memories outside of the hospital environment.

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NatureRx: Out and About

At CCA, we know that even simple experiences in nature have the power to heal and change lives. That’s why we’re offering a series of immersive outdoor adventures designed specifically for teens and young adults who are currently in or have recently completed treatment for a serious illness.

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