Portland, February 14th. It was a sweetheart of a fundraising drive. The Valentine’s Day for CCA appeal on 105.1 The Buzz and Fox 12 raised more than $466,000. Fox 12 Oregon’s Andy Carson and Pete Ferryman had a chance to visit with CCA fan Maile Heen and her sister Malia. The money raised will provide programs that deliver joy to critically ill children, teens and their family members. (Photo credit, Mercy McNab) Andy Lytle chaired the event for CCA.
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 award-winning programs, along with information, advocacy and support that help enrich the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. Our mission is to bring the joy of music, the magic of wishes, the power of information, and compassion to seriously ill children and their families.