What’s New with JoyRx Music

JoyRx Music Hospital Partners* *as of December 14, 2021   Early in the COVID-19 crisis, pediatric hospitalsfaced staffing shortages and programming cuts due to the global pandemic andwere struggling to find engaging and meaningful activities for young patients. CCA staff knew that JoyRx Music was uniquely positioned to meet that critical need, and, together with… Read more »

JoyRx Heals: David’s Story

David is an active, bright 13-year-old with a passion for science. Even from a very young age, he always wanted to know the answers to everything. And so when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in February of 2021, the first thing he did was ask the doctor a question: “What are the chances that I’m… Read more »

JoyRx Heals: Izzy’s Story

“Mom, it feels like there’s a chainsaw running through my leg.” When 12-year-old Izzy spoke those words in the fall of 2020, her mom Erika realized that her daughter’s recent discomfort was far more then growing pains. A scan at the doctor’s office revealed a fracture running through the middle of the left side of… Read more »

Sunshine and Smiles Abound at the Second-Annual Golf for Joy Challenge

A decade ago, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club co-founder and dedicated Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) supporter, Gay Davis, challenged himself to play 100 holes to raise funds for CCA’s Joy-based programs. Last week, Gay passed the baton to a new generation of golfers, who completed safe, socially distant, all-day golf-a-thons to create Joy for seriously ill kids, teens, and their families… Read more »

JoyRx Heals: Madelynn’s Story

Madelynn is a sweet, friendly five-year-old who loves arts and crafts, Legos, and playing outside. But in summer 2019, Madelynn’s parents, Bridgette and Alex, noticed a worrying change. Madelynn no longer had the energy to do her favorite activities, and her parents had to carry her everywhere—she wouldn’t even walk into a store with her mom to pick out a toy.  After numerous visits to the doctor,… Read more »