Danielle Hope for the Holidays

The Joy of Giving II

Danielle’s family is just one of 62 families matched in 2017 with a holiday family sponsor, who provide gifts to each member of the household and a grocery store gift card for their holiday celebration. This is their holiday story.

The Joy of Giving I

This year’s annual Hope for the Holidays program was a huge success thanks to so many giving sponsors. The impact your involvement made was felt by each and every one of these deserving families.

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Meet February CCA Hero – Sarai

Sarai is quiet and shy at first, but when she finally breaks into a radiant smile, it’s well worth the wait. The best way to get her to open up is to make animal noises, something her Grandpa Jorge just happens to be very good at.

Meyers Leonard

Hoops and Holidays with Meyers Leonard

Portland Trail Blazer, Meyers Leonard, and his wife Elle host a fun Christmas party ballgame and tour of the Blazer facility for CCA-served kids and their family.

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Meet January CCA Hero – Alfredo

January’s CCA Hero is Alfredo! A friendly, well-spoken 14-year-old with a serious comedic streak and plenty of courage to spare.

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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.