Remembering Caitlyn  

Caitlyn’s mom, Shawna, talks with 105.1 The BUZZ about her daughter and 2013 CCA Hero, Caitlyn. Beginning at just 15-months-old, Caitlyn fought a long battle with cancer, eventually passing away at age 17. Throughout the many years of hospital visits and treatments, CCA was with them the whole way. Shawna talks about the friendship that… Read more »

Chris talks about his son’s battle with cancer  

A tennis ball sized lump on the head of two-year-old, Graham, led to a diagnosis of Choroid Plexus Carcinoma. In this interview, Graham’s dad Chris talks to 105.1 The BUZZ about the non-stop doctors visits, and long treatments, and the vital part CCA played in his cancer battle. Chris also talked about the very special… Read more »

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 »

Giving Hope for the Holidays

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 »

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It’s #ChildhoodCancerAwareness Month, and while the Children’s Cancer Association’s (CCA) mission is to create joy, we’re also here to shed some light on the seriousness of childhood cancer.

Ayden and Blitz

A Seahawk Surprise

When the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) received Ayden’s request to see his favorite team in action, our Link Program partnered with the Austen Everett Foundation to grant a special week-long Seattle experience for Ayden and his family where they attended a Seahawks practice and preseason game.

CCA Hero Otto

Meet November CCA Hero – Otto

Six-year-old Otto “Otto-bot” Stuckman knows a thing or two about heroes. He’s a huge fan of superheroes like the Green Lantern (“He’s got a power ring!”), The Flash (“He’s so fast!”), and Cyborg from Teen Titans (“He has a blaster!”).

Sol's Playground

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.”

2017 New Staff

CCA Community Investment Report 2017

At CCA, we are JOY SEEKERS. And although you may not realize it yet, YOU are a JOY SEEKER too. For the last 22 years, we at CCA have asked ourselves repeatedly: what can JOY do?

Last Chance To Double Your 2017 Giving

As 2017 comes to a close, please consider making a last-minute gift to help CCA deliver JOY to kids and families in the fight against serious illness.