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)
When seriously ill children and their families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.
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.