The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) and MyMusicRx are pleased to announce the return of Bedstock, a life-changing, award-winning, online music festival where bands perform from bed as a show of solidarity with thousands of sick kids spending the holidays in hospital beds. November 28th, Giving Tuesday, hop in bed and tune in to Bedstock.com.
Over the last year, CCA has provided service to over 28,000 seriously ill children and their family members. Ruth Zuniga and Andy Soria, along with their little girl Sol, were one such family. Originally from Costa Rica, Andy and Ruth moved to the US to pursue their PhDs and had decided not to have children. However, their little “ray of sunshine,” Sol, had other plans.
Growing up not too far from Oregon in Wenatchee, Washington, Dustin received his undergrad in Sport Management and master’s in Business Administration from Union University in Tennessee. Oregon was always on his radar and in 2012 he decided to move to Portland. When he’s not making people laugh in the office, Dustin enjoys snowboarding and… Read more »
When the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) received Ayden’s request to see his favorite team in action, our Link Program partnered with the Austen Everett Foundation to grant a special week-long Seattle experience for Ayden and his family where they attended a Seahawks practice and preseason game.
It’s #ChildhoodCancerAwareness Month, and while the Children’s Cancer Association’s (CCA) mission is to create joy, we’re also here to shed some light on the seriousness of childhood cancer.
Our team at the Children’s Cancer Association continues to grow as we challenge ourselves to provide joy to more kids and teens facing serious illness each year. Recently, we hired six new staff members and welcomed three new interns. We’re so excited to have them on the team and know that their expertise will only help to strengthen our mission. Today we would like to introduce you to Drew Peterson, Database Support.
A bright spot of musical talent in the hospitals is non-other than Emily Rico. With her degree in music and passion for working with children and teens, she never fails to bring a little more laughter and happiness to everyone she meets!
Sol is the perfect name for this two-year-old ray of sunshine. Sol loves petting farm animals, pretending to be a dinosaur, blowing bubbles with her Chemo Pal, Emily, and her rubber boots. “She’s all about those boots”, laughed her mom, Ruth. “She even sleeps in them!”
Irving is a cheerful young man who has crammed a whole lot of living into just 12 years. He’s a talented artist and an accomplished musician who plays guitar and accordion. He loves to listen to music, and when he can he loves to play basketball.
It’s said William Shakespeare first penned the phrase “I will wear my heart upon my sleeve,” but Eileen Shattuck took it to the next level when she tattooed the Children’s Cancer Association’s heart logo on her arm. We are incredibly grateful to Eileen for her support of CCA and inspired to know someone who has so much love and dedication for a cause that we all hold close to our hearts.