Volunteer Spotlight - Rusty Nelson | Children's Cancer Association (CCA)

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Rusty Nelson

Rusty Nelson has been volunteering with the Children’s Cancer Association for the last six years and according to him, there’s no end in sight. We sat down with Rusty to ask him about his time with CCA.

Get Inspired Luncheon – In Photos

There’s no better way to jump into spring than inviting almost 500 new friends to one of our favorite events of the year, the Get Inspired Luncheon! When Regina’s daughter, Alexandra, died at the age of five, family and friends gathered around her kitchen table and decided to make the world a little better for… Read more »

Meet Caitlin Broderick, MyMusicRx Specialist

Caitlin joined the MyMusicRx In-Hospital team just over a year ago. Already, she’s made a huge impression on the children and teens CCA serves by bringing music to their bedside. We sat down with Caitlin to ask about some of the various aspects of her job and what brings her joy! What inspired you to… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Joshua

When we say that Joshua has a winning smile, we mean it literally—this cheerful little guy actually won a trophy at his school for having the best smile. His contagious grin lights up his entire face and delights everyone around him, from his family, to his teachers, to his medical team.

Zoa meets Panic! At The Disco

Zoa Meets Panic! At The Disco for 13th Birthday Surprise

Zoa’s First Concert Like many 12-year-old girls, Zoa has pictures of her favorite band, Panic! At The Disco, plastering her walls. Unlike, many girls, Zoa is also battling Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), pre-leukemia bone marrow failure. When Zoa learned that Panic! At The Disco would be coming to Portland for a concert, she told her parents… Read more »

Chemo Pal Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Lisa Fogg

Chemo Pal Mentor, Lisa Fogg, is quick to share just how lucky she feels to be matched with five-year-old Annabel through the Chemo Pal Mentor Program. “Anyone who has met Annabel is inspired by her strength, love and positive spirit. Every time I see her she comes running and jumps into my arms.” Enjoying Time… Read more »

Valentine's Day

Sharing the Valentine’s Day Love with the Children’s Cancer Association

Last week we celebrated Valentine’s Day for CCA. More than just a single fundraiser, this was a day where an entire community came together across the Pacific Northwest and even around the world. An event that engaged passionate corporate partners, hospitals, board members and volunteers raising an incredible $604,000 to fund our free-of-charge programs in… Read more »

CCA Hero Veda

Meet CCA Hero, Veda

Veda is a charming young talent who is truly wise beyond her years. Both compassionate and polite, she’ll greet you with a handshake, a warm smile, and ask how you’re doing today. Fighting Leukemia This remarkable poise and grace has helped her face some daunting medical challenges in the past year. Last January, she started… Read more »

The Enduring Power of Friendship

CCA’s Chemo Pal Mentor Program provides kids with a caring, trusted, adult friend to look forward to seeing during treatments, and someone in their corner when they need it most. Chemo Pal mentors play games, listen to music, share hobbies, or simply offer the comfort of companionship, relieving the anxiety, loneliness, and isolation experienced by… Read more »

Valentine’s Day for CCA – In Photos

Our annual Valentine’s Day for CCA live, on-air fundraiser is almost here. Fueling nearly 1/3 of our annual budget and engaging our most passionate community partners, this exciting event is one of our most important of the year. The community’s generous support allows us to provide free-of-charge program services to over 21,000 seriously ill kids and their… Read more »