Chemo Pal Mentor Program
CCA’s award-winning Chemo Pal® Mentor Program gives kids a caring, trusted, adult friend to look forward to during treatments, and someone in their corner when they need it most.
Our mentors 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 6,821 hours together having fun.
CCA Chemo Pal mentors are carefully screened, trained, and thoughtfully matched with families, including those with bilingual needs. Chemo Pal mentors and kids spend about 6-8 hours per month together, both in hospital and out in the community enjoying activities like sporting events, concerts, and craft and gaming nights. The average match lasts 12 months, or for the duration of a child’s treatment. CCA provides ongoing support and education for our front-line volunteers.
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.
"The Chemo Pal program for us has been the most amazing experience!! Ashlyn and Lauren get along so well, and we love having her there for Ashlyn and us!! She looks forward to her visits to the Dr. when Lauren is there by her side. It means the world to us that she helps in so many ways!"
Ashlyn pictured right with Chemo Pal, Lauren
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.