Portland, February 11th, 2016. Love was in the air as the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) celebrated “Valentine’s Day for CCA.” Broadcasting live on 105.1. Fox 12 Meteorologists, Mark Nelsen and Liana Brackett, got the phones ringing with a friendly hula hoop competition. The Buzz and FOX 12, helped with the two-day on-air fundraiser and raised a record-breaking $742,000 to fuel CCA’s innovative programs for children and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. VDay for CCA, now in its 11th year, finds corporate, foundation, and hospital partners joining dedicated volunteers and staff to answer phones in the FOX 12 studio. Listeners and viewers throughout Oregon and SW Washington responded generously, helping raise critical funds for CCA’s free-of-charge programs that create transformative moments of joy for seriously ill children and their families.
At CCA we believe all kids deserve long, wonderful lives. Or at the very least, short, wonderful lives. That’s why our programs leverage music, friendship, play, and resources to create transformative moments of joy for families facing cancer and other serious illnesses.