Portland, September 24th. Nearly 500 cheerful supporters gathered to celebrate the work of the Children’s Cancer Association at the organization’s Hero Gala. The event celebrated the 11,781 children, teens, and family members who have benefited from CCA services and resources. Enjoying the evening together were: CCA Board Chair Andy Lytle with his wife Mary, CCA Board Member Andrea Corradini, CCA Board Member Grant Hammersley with his wife Heidi and CCA Founder & CEO Regina Ellis. (Photo credit, Bridgetown Photography)
The generous community of supporters raised more than $670,000 to deliver joy and improve the quality of life for critically ill children, teens and families.
The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) was established in loving memory of five-year-old Alexandra Ellis who courageously fought cancer for two and half years before she died on May 7, 1995. In the year of Alexandra’s death, CCA was born. Since then, CCA has worked to offer programs, advocacy and support that enrich the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. The mission of CCA is this: When seriously ill children and their families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.