George’s time volunteering as a Chemo Pal for almost four years taught him a lot about life, courage, and the importance of being present.
Our Chemo Pal mentors are carefully screened, trained, and thoughtfully matched with families. They play games, listen to music, share hobbies, or simply offer the comfort of companionship, relieving the anxiety, loneliness and isolation experienced by children in treatment. They can also give parents a much-needed break to grab a cup of coffee, talk with doctors, or spend time with their other children.
This year, CCA delivered the joy of friendship to 207 Pacific Northwest children and teens. Our Chemo Pal matches spent 6,190 hours together having fun.
Halo Buddy Mentors
CCA’s Halo Buddy Program at Shriners Hospital for Children is an extension of our award-winning Chemo Pal Mentor Program and provides kids going through halo traction with a caring, trusted adult friend during their long-term hospital stay.
Help Fill Our Toy Closet
Help fill our Chemo Pal closet with the most requested toys, games, books, and crafts. Please note: due to compromised immune systems we can only accept donations of NEW toys.