Portland, November 3rd. Guests like Board members Lauren Holden Kilbane, Kim Sordyl, and ED Roxie McGovern were asked to ditch their black dresses for an auction benefiting the Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP). CHAPlandia raised funds to expand the hospital and Art Club programs bringing the healing power of art to more kids and families facing medical crisis.
Auctioneer extraordinaire, Brian Bice, wore a custom tux designed by Janine Martin. With Wieden+Kennedy as the presenting sponsor, the event featured a silent and live auction and sit down family style dinner.
Robin Glaunert was the winning bidder for one a week stay at a beach front home in Belize.
MC and Board co-president Lauren Holden Kilbane introduces the people who bring the magic to the kids in hospitals and the Art Club: Mike and Roxie McGovern, Mary Miller Doyle, Carolyn Brecht, Maxine Hartswick, Sharon Alexander, Megan Neil, and Jamie Snider. (missing is Wendi Kincade).
The theme that captured the spirit of the evening, and everything CHAP does, is “Behind the Darkness there is Light”
Guests were asked to ditch the little black dress and suits and dress with color and joy. Dinner was provided by Tommy Habetz and team from Trigger, and cakes for desert were donated by Baker and Spice.
CHAPpy Hour- During the silent auction there was a “CHAPpy Hour” featuring cocktails from Aviation Gin and hors d’oerves from Nel Centro, Boxer Sushi, and Miho Izakaya.
There was a photo booth featuring crazy-CHAP-hats decorated by the staff and volunteers. CHAPs invited a young artists at Doernbecher to create a one of a kind work of art to be auctioned off. Stella , a cancer survivor, was able to come to the event and tell her story. Stella’s painting sold for $1,100!
Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) brings the healing power of art to children in crisis and their families through a mobile team of teaching artists working in partnership with hospitals, schools, community organizations and local businesses, creating programs through which children are known for their creativity and ingenuity and not by their disease, diagnosis, or disability. CHAP has created art classes tailored to the needs of the children and families we serve in our partner facilities: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center, Knight Cancer Institute and Shriners Hospital for Children.
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
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
Annie Diess and Steve Diess
Meg Byrtek, CCA Chief Operating Officer, with Matthew Shelley, Michele Shelley, Mukund Pai, Rupa Pai
Angela Sheffield, CCA Board Member C.S. Sheffield and Krystal Ten Kley Communications Specialist at CCA
Angela Sheffield, C.S. Sheffield, Regina Ellis, Andy Lytle, CCA Board Chair, and Mary Lytle
Norm Daniels, Rickie Daniels and Clare Hamill, CCA’s Founding Board President and Nike VP.
Judy and Scott South
Upbeat Children’s Cancer Association supporters filled the silent auction area.
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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