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 »

Asher has faced many challenges  

FOX 12’s Wayne Garcia sat down with Sharonda, mother of two-year-old Asher, who has faced many challenges in his short life, including a battle with leukemia. Sharonda shares the special friendship that formed between her son and his Chemo Pal mentor, Brittany, and how CCA’s MyMusicRx program created joy through the rough times. Read more… Read more »

Interview: Remembering Christopher  

FOX 12’s Amy Troy meets the parents of a little ball of energy named Christopher. The Johnsons talk about his diagnosis at just 18 months of age, his year and a half long battle against the disease, and the special role his Chemo Pal mentor, Sue (along with the MyMusicRx program) played in his journey.… Read more »

Interview: The Bruno Family  

Tigard third grader Holly Bruno loves practicing songs on the piano, singing, and playing board games with her parents and siblings. She was a typical 8-year-old girl until August of last year, when pain on the side of her face led to a diagnosis of a type of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. FOX 12’s Stephanie Kralevich… Read more »

LIVE from the Heart: the Winery Edition

Join us for an intimate concert with progressive bluegrass greats, Punch Brothers. Enjoy a beautiful meal prepared by Chef Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen and Bent Brick, exquisite Penner-Ash Pinot Noir, and a stunning view of Mt. Hood.

The Seely Family talks of treatment, CCA, and MyMusicRx  

Anna Seely and her family talk to FOX 12’s Wayne Garcia about her leukemia diagnosis, the long months of treatment, time spent in the hospital, and how CCA’s MyMusicRx and Chemo Pal Mentor Program helped her find her joy and made her feel like a normal kid again. “People underestimate the power of joy when you’re… 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, 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 »

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 »

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 »