Meet CCA Hero, Marcella

Marcella Mercado is a courageous young woman who dances circles around her cystic fibrosis—literally. She loves to dance, everything from hip-hop and lyrical to jazz and ballet. Although her disease requires her to take a few extra precautions, she refuses to let it get in the way of her life. “When something gets challenging, I… Read more »

16th Wonderball, a Glamorous, JOYful Night, Raised $1.3 Million

Nearly 800 of our most passionate supporters attended the 16th annual Wonderball, a glamorous Havana-themed nightclub experience that raised over $1.3 million to further CCA’s mission of prescribing joy to seriously ill children and their families. “For 21 years CCA’s programs have been provided at no cost and today, we serve over 20,000 kids and… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Jesse

Ask his friends and family to describe Jesse, and one word always comes up: generous. This thoughtful 18-year-old loves to put others before himself, even though he’s the one who’s fighting leukemia. Case in point: when he was given a shopping spree by Make-A-Wish, the first things he purchased were new shoes for his parents… Read more »

Purple-Out, a Spectacular Walk For Joy Kickoff, Coming Up October 2nd

We were floored by the incredible showing from Central Catholic and Jesuit High School students during the varsity football game at Jesuit’s Cronin Field last Friday night. The two rival schools came together to make “Purple-Out” for the Children’s Cancer Association, a Walk for Joy kickoff event, a resounding success. “Tonight we are one team,… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Jazzy

Make way for Jasmine “Jazzy” Soria-Pons! She may be just three years old, but this sassy little girl is already running the show. “One night at the hospital, she got all the other kids out of bed and led them down the hall in an impromptu parade,” laughed her mom Monique. “She’s just a natural… Read more »

8th Annual Children’s Pro-Am Raises $240,000, Crosses Million Dollar Mark

Rain showers couldn’t dampen the giving spirit this year at the Eighth Annual Children’s Pro-Am, Led by CCA Board Member Grant Hammersley and presented by Davidson Benefits Group and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. The tournament has raised more than $1Million, with 100% of proceeds benefitting The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA), since its inception in… Read more »

¡El Baile! – 2016 CCA Wonderball

Each September, CCA’s most passionate friends and supporters come together for the Wonderball, our biggest and most magical fundraising night of the year. This Saturday, September 24 will be no exception. Join us at the Oregon Convention Center for this year’s ¡El Baile! Wonderball presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield, as we celebrate the sounds and styles… Read more »

CCA’s 18th annual summer car raffle

Now in its 18th year, CCA’s annual summer car raffle is a fun and easy way to support the Children’s Cancer Association while getting the chance to win your choice of a brand new Toyota Scion FR-S, RAV 4, or Tacoma, an almost $30,000 value, from our friends at Beaverton Toyota. Every raffle ticket you… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Henry

Henry is a good-natured three-year-old with a serious thing for superheroes and garbage trucks. He faces every day with boundless energy and joy—in fact, the first thing he says when he wakes up is, “Yay! It’s morning time!” Henry’s positive attitude is even more impressive considering his medical challenges—he was diagnosed with a brain tumor… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Holly

Holly is a sweet, quiet third-grader who loves the color purple, practicing the piano, singing, riding her bike, and playing board games with her parents and four siblings. While trying to enjoy every last minute of her summer vacation, persistent ear pain led to a diagnosis of a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. Although… Read more »