Music has always been a big part of Justus’ life. As a toddler, he loved belting out “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” on his toy microphone; by age three, he was already starting to sing harmonies. “He was quite the little ham,” said his dad Jason.
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 »
17-year-old Jacob Daskalakis has a contagious smile and a zest for life that is apparent the moment you meet him. He loves riding his dirt bike, running, cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers, and making others laugh.
The holiday season is over, but we aren’t done celebrating quite yet! The Joy of Giving Once again our annual Hope for the Holidays event was a huge success. Run by CCA’s Link program, this event provides support and joy to families who need a little help during the holiday season. Each family is matched… Read more »
This #GivingTuesday MyMusicRx proudly presented Bedstock, an online music festival where artists perform from bed in solidarity with sick kids spending the holidays in hospital beds. In just 7 short days, the festival has raised $45,000 and counting, including an incredibly generous $10,000 match from our brand partners, Converse. In all, an amazing 52 Artists,… Read more »
If you want to strike up a conversation with Xavier Jackson, just ask him about trains. This friendly nine-year-old will be happy to tell you everything you ever wanted to know, from the different types of engines to the history of locomotion. (It should come as no surprise that he wants to be a conductor… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »