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Portland, September 22nd. The Children’s Cancer Association’s Hero Gala was neon-bright at the Portland Art Museum. Founder, Regina Ellis, (pictured with KINK’s Sheila Hamilton and local fashion designer, Michelle DeCourcy) introduced a new upbeat program called Give Get Share. CCA parent Chunda Starr shared her personal experience with program and evening ended with a paddle raise, which raised $380,000. (Photo credit, Mariel Klein)

Demi Stinson and Sierra Archer

Demi Stinson and Sierra Archer

Debbie and Nels Lewis with Anita and Grey Wooldridge

Debbie and Nels Lewis with Anita and Grey Wooldridge

Dave Stamey, Kevin Boie, Marcy Boyd, Kevin McBride, Emily McBride, James Hankel, Dawn Dee Hankel and Christina Stamey

Dave Stamey, Kevin Boie, Marcy Boyd, Kevin McBride, Emily McBride, James Hankel, Dawn Dee Hankel and Christina Stamey

Annie Diess and Steve Diess

Annie Diess and Steve Diess

Meg Byrteck, Matthew Shelley, Michele Shelley, Mukund Pai, Rupa Pai

Meg Byrtek, CCA Chief Operating Officer, with Matthew Shelley, Michele Shelley, Mukund Pai, Rupa Pai

Angela Sheffield, C.S. Sheffield and Krystal Ten Kley

Angela Sheffield, CCA Board Member C.S. Sheffield and Krystal Ten Kley Communications Specialist at CCA

Angela Sheffield, C.S. Sheffield, Regina Ellis, Any Lytle and Mary Lytle

Angela Sheffield, C.S. Sheffield, Regina Ellis, Andy Lytle, CCA Board Chair, and Mary Lytle

Norm Daniels, Rickie Daniels and Claire Hamill

Norm Daniels, Rickie Daniels and Clare Hamill, CCA’s Founding Board President and Nike VP.

Judy and Scott South

Judy and Scott South

Upbeat Children's Cancer Association supporters filled the silent auction area.

Upbeat Children’s Cancer Association supporters filled the silent auction area.

From CCA:

MISSION STATEMENT
When seriously ill children and their families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.
VISION STATEMENT
Joy Rx becomes the standard of care for every seriously ill child and family.
WHO WE ARE
CCA is a local non-profit founded in Portland, Oregon with national reach. It is the only organization of its kind, created to fill a need for non-medical care that was unmet by hospitals and community organizations.
 CCA was founded in 1995 by the Ellis family after their daughter Alexandra died from cancer at 5-years-old.
CCA is honored to be recognized as a national leader bringing Joy Rx at no cost to thousands of children and their families each year.
Last year, 1,788 volunteer positions were filled and volunteers donated 14,898 hours of service, valued at more than $381,260 invested back into the community.
WHO WE SERVE
 Annually, CCA provides free services, resources and support 392,992 times to children, families, medical professionals and community members nationwide.
CCA’s programs serve children with life threatening illnesses from cancer, to cystic fibrosis, premature birth, diabetes, cerebral palsy and the families who care for them across the nation.
CCA operates in 25 pediatric units in seven regional medical centers providing free patient care at: The Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, CARES Northwest, Shriner’s Hospital for Children and The Dougy Center. CCA’s Music Rx program can also be found in California at Miller Children’s Hospital and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and educational resources are found in every children’s hospital across the nation.

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