For the past eight years, David’s had a friend in his corner to help him through long days in the hospital—his Chemo Pal mentor, Jana. She was matched with David right before his first surgery and has been by his side ever since.
Ana was diagnosed with Desmoid Fibromatosis, a cancer of the connective tissue, in 2017. Normally an outgoing 16-year-old, Ana found herself suddenly anxious and isolated from her friends. Frequent visits to the hospital disconnected her from relationships and she longed to bond with other teens who could relate to her experiences. That’s when she decided to take advantage of Children’s Cancer Association’s (CCA) NatureRx program.
Give Joy today and help seriously ill children and teens like Maddie find the confidence and a support system during treatment.
We are very proud to announce that CCA was selected as the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award’s 2019 Charity of the Year. The BBB Torch Awards honor charities that demonstrate excellence in their dedication to high-level of trust, integrity, and ethical business practices. This award is a direct reflection of the energy and attention… Read more »
At just three years old, our October Hero Uriah is wise beyond his years and a joy to everyone who meets him. He loves tractors, listening to animal sounds, and exploring the great outdoors with his family. Uriah’s deep love for nature makes it tough for him to receive treatment for neuroblastoma, which requires long days at the “sick hotel,” aka the hospital.
The gloomy Oregon weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of students from six local high schools as they took to the streets of Portland for the annual Walk for Joy fundraiser. What started as a community event with Jesuit High School in 1998, has now grown to encompass six local Catholic schools: Jesuit High School Portland,… Read more »