Sol's Playground

Sol’s Playground [Part 3 of 3]

In conclusion to our three-part series, the adorable Sol received a special surprise through a community collaboration between Children’s Cancer Association (CCA), Hillsboro Costco, Solowave, and McCarthy Building Companies’ “Heart Hats.”

Sol Making Music

A Long Day At The Hospital, Sol’s Story [Part 2 of 3]

When Sol was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma her parents received a mountain of paperwork, the only form they completed was CCA’s Chemo Pal Mentor. Part two of a three-part series on Sol’s time in the hospital.

Isa December CCA Hero

Meet December CCA Hero – Isa

Fun fact: Isa means rainbow in Chamorro, which is the indigenous language of Guam. It also perfectly describes this vibrant, colorful girl, whose beautiful spirit shines everywhere she goes.

Ray of Sunshine Sol

Soria-Zuniga Family’s Ray of Sunshine [Part 1 of 3]

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.

Dear Cancer

At CCA, we understand the healing power of JOY found in a favorite song, a walk in a nature, or the embrace of a friend. Like you, we’ve either had cancer, or loved someone who did. We believe that joy grows exponentially when it’s used collectively, and invite you to share this video with your community today.

CCA Hero Otto

Meet November CCA Hero – Otto

Six-year-old Otto “Otto-bot” Stuckman knows a thing or two about heroes. He’s a huge fan of superheroes like the Green Lantern (“He’s got a power ring!”), The Flash (“He’s so fast!”), and Cyborg from Teen Titans (“He has a blaster!”).

Joy Party - Ella Fruend

Joy Party – Mitzvahpalooza

12-year-old Ella hosted her very own Joy Party to raise money for MyMusicRx, which delivers the healing power of music to kids and teens in the hospital. With her friends she raised $3,000 for the program!

Dustin Donnor - CCA Employee

From Volunteer to Employee – Meet Dustin

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 »

October Hero Emily

Meet October CCA Hero – Emily

Emily “Emz” Pulis is a strong, independent 16-year-old with an infectious grin and a powerful hug. While she may seem quiet at first, it’s not long before she starts cracking jokes and looking for ways to make you smile.

Ayden and Blitz

A Seahawk Surprise

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.