I have been a Chemopal twice and a volunteer for the Children’s Cancer Association for 21 years.
It is the most rewarding job I have ever had that I don’t receive a paycheck from.
I was there when my first Chemopal’s battle with cancer ended as he flew into heaven. His mother asked for me to join their immediate family as they held our CCA’s Kiddo’s hand at Doernbecher’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, as we all said prayers and farewell for now to a precious child. The CCA Kiddo’s single mom made sure I received an ink impression of his little hand like the other family members had. I have it with our CCA Journal. It is very priceless to me.
My 2nd CCA Kiddo was a bit older and we played games and watched funny movies often during his hospital stays and treatments.
His treatments were successful and we were able to attend my hometown 4th of July PRCA Annual Rodeo and sit in our heritage family box seats up front to see the Animals, Cowboys and Cowgirls up close.
We were able to take his little brother and mom. His father had to work. I had my Hispanic friend join us to be a special guest and interpreter for our kiddo’s mom. English was her 2nd language. We had great FUN!
Our little CCA kiddo almost made it the whole rodeo performance but tuckered out on his mom’s lap. I had brought a video camera to capture our adventure. It was great because he watched it later and didn’t miss a thing.
CCA is a wonderful nonprofit that brings Joy and Music to Kiddos and their families plus medical education, respite and support to families going through a very difficult and challenging journey.
I promote JoyRX.org on my media outlets. I am also a Petite model plus own Shamrock Equipment Financing and a few other corporate entities.
I have a very large family that came from Scotland and Ireland in the 1800s. We were with the wagon trains that came to the Wild, Wild West to settle in Portland and St. Paul, Oregon.
The McKAYS believe in giving back, helping in the community and pitching in.
The absolute best nonprofit we had the pleasure of working with during my son's treatment. You never want to need them, but if you do they'll be there. We LOVE our Chemo Pal Jerry!
When our daughter was forced to be too brave in order to conquer cancer, CCA made sure to not just support our baby bird but uplift our family in ways that made us feel well..human again. When our days were the darkest CCA was like a little light of joy that always brought smiles to our little girl. When Christmas time came around, we were finically, physically and mentally down as we focused on survival. CCA showered not just our daughter but our family with gifts and cards that truly made our sick baby physically dance and giggle. I’ll never forget my husband and I feeling so overwhelmed with gratitude. She was just a kid on Christmas. CCA showed us how far generosity grows. They continue to be joy to us all.
The Children’s Cancer Association is a fantastic organization. They help families who’s children are battling cancer.
They supported my daughter each time she had cancer. She had a “chemo pal” who would come visit her in the hospital with all kinds of activities for them to do. It was a nice break from hospital life.
They also organize activities for families outside of the hospital. We’ve gone to the Nutcracker, and Blazer games.
We grew close with my daughters chemo pal and she was even in her chemo pal’s wedding as a flower girl.
It’s been a fantastic 8 years and we still keep in touch! When covid restrictions are over I’d love to become a volunteer and give back.
This is such a wonderful organization. I can’t say enough great things!
My husband and I have been involved with the CCA for the past 16 years. We started out with making the CCA the beneficiary of our Green Jacket Golf Tournament in 2005 and then I became a Chemo Pal Mentor in 2012. I have mentored 5 kiddos over the past 9 years through the CCA’s Amazing JoyRx program. I can’t say enough at how Awesome this nonprofit program is and how many Amazing families it has served. I feel extremely lucky to be a part of it!
I have been a part of CCA for over 15 years and cant think of another non-profit organization I would rather share my time with. CCA is redefining the journey and treatment of life-threatening illness with the science of Joy.
I have known about Children's Cancer Association for over 20 years after a dear friend's family needed their help. After experiencing CCA's joy-based programs, even as a third-party, I wanted to play a role in their mission for Joy to become a standard of care. For almost 20 years, I have now witnessed how CCA not only brings joy into the darkest of times, they have transformed lives with its power. I only look forward to the future and what CCA will do for the world of healthcare...not just for children but for all of us who will need the healing power of joy.
Children's Cancer Association has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in serving children with life-threatening illnesses and offering invaluable support to their families at a time of tremendous need. The leadership team at CCA engenders a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and innovation. CCA effectively fosters lasting and meaningful relationships with their donor community to broaden the organization's reach , while operating the non-profit with the utmost fiscal, corporate and social responsibility.
As a volunteer, I have had the blessing of working in office, in hospital, at events and more. With that, witnessing first-hand the power of what they do for kids and their families. CCA has a number of programs from BedSide Music therapy, Chemo-Pal and Nature Rx that consistently bring much needed joy & comfort on the daily. As a volunteer they have made me a better individual in all areas of my life. Though non-profits are essential.. CCA is the most powerful and amazing program I could ever imagine.
The moment i walked into the Children's Cancer Association, almost 10 years ago I knew my life was in for something very special. Never would I have guessed that Volunteering would change my life. The CCA provides support, joy and soooo much more for thousands and thousands of kiddos and their families. Their variety of programs allows families to connect with the CCA which best fits them and their situation, interests and needs. When you're around the CCA staff, office, events and more... you feel that your life as well is receiving joy. I know from volunteering alone... the CCA has made me a batter man, dad, friend, colleague and person. Until you're around it, able to witness what they do... it's hard to gauge. The CCA's impact on the local and pacific northwest region is remarkable, and now across the country as well. Transparency, kindness and Joy are crucial parts of what the CCA is.... in my opinion the best non-prof ever!!!
I volunteered for CCA as a chemo pal. The training I received and the memories made playing my little pony with my incredibly courageous chemo pal will forever stay with me. The opportunity this organization provides for children, their families, and those fortunate enough to meet these incredible little people is once in a lifetime. CCA is one of a kind and I am so grateful for my time there.
The amount of joy that CCA has brought into our lives since our son's cancer diagnosis is immeasurable! So much love and support comes through this association. Families in treatment are continually blessed by these wonderful people. From mentors to instruments to a special get-away, they offer respite from the taxing life of a family in treatment.
CCA does amazing work with children and families who are going through very challenging and stressful times - they strive to bring joy, smiles, happiness and support in many ways!
We are so grateful for the incredible healing experience for our family while dealing with the difficulty of leukemia treatment for our 6 year old. The whole weekend was restorative. It meant so much to be in a place that was so thoughtfully designed with our support in mind.
I'm so proud to support the amazing Children's Cancer Association. Lifting up kids with great music, beautiful Mother Nature - plus a sea of friendly faces - What's not to love!?
This organization literally leads with, and is all about Joy. And what could be more important, especially this year, for the families they support, as well as for those connected to the organization in any way. The science supports the approach, and the smiles on the children's faces brought about by the music, mentorship and nature programs, prove it.
My daughter has been struggling with a chronic illness for the past six years. We discovered CCA a couple of years ago and her chemo pal and the activities she brings have brought joy to her infusions. Even since COVID has shut down child friendly activities at the hospital, they have met her outside the hospital with a bag of activities.
My son was five. His little body, lifeless in an ICU bed, fully intubated and in a coma as he battled pneumococcal meningitis. I sat at his bedside, as I had done for days, watching and waiting for the nightmare to end. They were all a blur, but I vividly remember a woman gently knocking on the door, introducing herself as a volunteer with the Children's Cancer Association, asking if I'd like her to come in and play some music. I eagerly accepted, desperate for any distraction from the buzz and whirling noises of the machines keeping my son alive.
I watched as this woman rolled an enormous harp into the tiny room, where she played song after beautiful son for us. Much to my amazement, my son's vital signs, as reported via numbers on a digital screen, responded to her music. The numbers changed as she played a song, and when it was over, they changed back. We both watched this in amazement, time and again, me sobbing as I knew he could at least process the stunning music being played for him by a total stranger.
Later, as I would stroll the hallways of the hospital, passing time and waiting for my son to return from his dark world, I'd come across musicians playing in the hallway, again a respite for very tired, weary parents, family, friends, etc. When I asked if the musicians were hospital staff, they explained they were volunteers with the CCA.
Fast forward: my son lived, came out of the coma, and once again CCA volunteers were there for us, playing music and sharing instruments that my son and his little brother (2 yrs) enthusiastically jammed out with.
The CCA made our darkest days a brighter, and our brighter days overflow with joy and love. Every year I ask my friends and family to give what they can to the CCA in honor of my son and all other families who should never have to find themselves in the unimaginable situation that they do. Please support the CCA in whatever way you can; they truly impact lives.
My sister has been a chemo buddy and has loved the process from beginning to end. They are well organized and committed to the children involved. Great organization!
I have volunteered with CCA for many years. I was the “music cart librarian” at Doernbechers while completing my doctorate and the experience provided insight and appreciation of the benefits of alternative therapies for a pediatric population coping with the difficulties of inpatient hospitalization. I also have sold raffle tickets, provided information, handed out water at a marathon and added to a video. Each experience added to the lessons I offer my medical assistant and nursing students as they start their careers. I am impressed at the creativity demonstrated by this amazing organization during the current pandemic.
CCA is an amazing organization. I have been volunteering and donating to CCA for more than 8 years. I have alway been impressed with the dedication to their mission and the incredible fiscal responsibility!
In recently relocating to the United States, I wanted to be involved with an organization that provides for and values bringing joy to the most precious of lives. As a father and losing a family member to cancer, the mission of CCA has significant meaning. It is greatly impacting lives, supporting families and bringing joy during very difficult times.
From the moment we received our sixteen year old daughter's heart wrenching Lymphoma cancer diagnosis the CCA was by our families side bringing joy and comfort. The CCA goes above and beyond by reaching out showing you that there is a team ready and willing to walk this unimaginable journey with you while bringing comfort, light, joy and just so much compassion. Our daughter has had the most amazing chemo pal that brings empathy and just so much love and willingness to just listen and be a friend during a time that is so scary and painful. The activities the CCA provides for children of all ages is very much appreciated and gives these kids fighting cancer something to look forward to and fun memories that the entire family will forever cherish. I truly can not say enough wonderful things about the CCA and our family will be forever grateful to them for bringing us joy and light during a very dark time.
As a business owner and father I have many things vying for my attention. When i decided to align myself and my business with charitable organization i had many great organizations with excellent motives to choose from, but there was no doubt that the Children's Cancer Association stood far ahead of all of the other groups i investigated. Regina Ellis and the amazing team she has assembled are some of the most incredible people doing some of the most noble, inspiring and impactful work i have ever experienced. I would strongly encourage anyone to investigate the incredible work being done at the CCA.
CCA's mission to provide moments of Joy to seriously-ill kids is exactly what is needed to complement the critically important but impersonal work of healthcare. CCA's Music Medicine program creates smiles on both the kids and their parents suffering through long days in the hospital. I have heard first hand from teen-agers who remember their ChemoPals as the only person who made them feel like their pre-cancer selves. One added that his ChemoPal was the only one he could speak openly with because everyone else seemed too sad. CCA, through Joy-based programming, helps to remind kids of who they were before their diagnosis and grounds them so they don't feel lost in the large healthcare system appropriately focused on treating them. CCA volunteers see the kids for who they are, reminding them that they are more than their disease.
Two years ago I went to Joy Rocks for the first time. I quickly fell in love with the passion behind it, the stories of the families, and the fact that so many people could come to a party and be so generous with their money. I knew instantly that I wanted to be a part of CCA. I have loved volunteering and look forward to volunteering even more. Cancer is something that has touched my life in many ways through the ones I love and I have always had the mind set that I want to be a part of something bigger than me. I can't wait to meet more families and be a part of this wonderful organization.
I have been involved with the Children's Cancer Association for almost 2 years and I love everything about this organization. Who wouldn't love an organization whose focus is on helping sick children.
The staff is incredibly nice and helpful, they offer several different levels of involvement and appreciate each of their volunteers.
I am a chemo pal and have been matched with my kiddo for 5 months now. It took about 9 months to get matched and that's because the staff does such an amazing job of matching the right personalities to the right family in need. Christina, thank you for making such a great match for me! The family I'm working with is awesome and we have so much fun together.
Thank you CCA for making this happen. I have such a full heart after leaving my kiddo each week.
I have been a volunteer for the CCA for over two years and have been matched with 5 children so far as a Chemo Pal. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. As a volunteer I can see how CCA, through the Chemo Pal, Music RX and many other programs, impacts lives of children and their families. Aside from living through the horror of childhood cancer, these families are also maintaining homes, raising other children, working and paying bills. The CCA can’t cure cancer or take away the worries and pain but what CCA does is take just enough of the pressure off of these families to give them hope and peace.
The CCA is a wonderful organization. They truly help out families and children who need it. Being a chemo pal has been a great experience .
The CCA...I can't begin to express how wonderful this organization is!! The mission is simple, but the impact it has on the children and teens it serves, is monumental. As a Chemo Pal and volunteer myself, the happiness I experience in this position has been so profound. Being able to help prescribe joy to someone going through cancer or other serious illness has translated into my own life and what I strive to do for others on a daily basis. The many programs that the CCA has are geared toward providing friendships, laughter and fun. It allows a child or teen to take their mind off the painful treatments they are receiving. It allows families to come together or take time for peace. It brings a sense of comfort and joy in times when it is needed most. The radiating effect that the Children's Cancer Association has is not just limited to interactions in the hospital. It is a conscious effort that can make this world a better, more joyful place.
CCA is an integral part of our community serving a unique population that desperately needs joy as a part of their healthcare. I have seen the incredible impact that their programs have on families in their greatest time of need. The Chemo Pal Program provides a very special volunteer opportunity that is so rewarding. The staff are professional and compassionate. This is a wonderful organization to get involved with - as a volunteer, a donor, or if needed, as a family.
The staff at The CCA go above and beyond to find fun, joy filled, and highly valuable ways to ease the load for children and their families as they battle life threatening illnesses. From their top notch joyrx music programs which give children access to all sorts of music to listen to, to sing along with, and even create with on actual instruments, to their LINK program which takes care of the details like providing gift cards for the everyday needs such as gas, groceries, iPads, and even new tires for cars, all of these things are huge helps for the families. Their ChemoPal program takes caring for children and their families to the next level. Providing a friend to play games from the ChemoPal Closet while they are going through treatment and also providing parents with a moment to talk with doctors and even relax. The NatureRx program is an exciting new program which provides children with outdoor adventures to just be a kid! All of these amazing programs are made possible through fundraising and donations. These fundraising events are awesome opportunities for members of the community, like me, to get to know other volunteers, the staff, and to volunteer our time efficiently, effectively, and to have so much joy doing it! Every CCA event from the NYE Governor Ball, to The Holiday Ale Fest, Twilight Race, and the Wonder ball Gala are not just so much fun to volunteer at but they are so well organized, which really helps make the events so much more fun! To know every minute of my volunteer time is utilized and completely appreciated brings me so much joy! I always tell my friends just volunteer once and be prepared to be a volunteer for life as it truly does bring the volunteers so much joy! Whether you hear from the amazing families and children at the Gala, on social media, or through a CCA thank you letter you will feel the love and gratitude for your volunteer time well spent. Another favorite program is the CCA's Caring Cabin! What a beautifully kept cabin and land for these families to go and restore and just be together to laugh and play. All of these amazing programs have been developed by the wonderful CCA staff, their board of directors, and the exceptional relationships they have built with our community. This relationship has invited families, friends, and businesses to all be a part of this incredible mission of the CCA, to prescribe JOY, and this joy continues to bring joy not only to the awesome children fighting illness, but to their families and their friends it also brings joy to hospital staff, community members, businesses, and volunteers who are so proud to be able to work along side one of the greatest, classiest, and friendliest organizations out there. It is a pleasure to be a volunteer for them. They make it so easy to find ways to help that meet your schedule and your talents. On their staff they have a Volunteer coordinator and they will email you opportunities where you can easily sign up for a volunteer shift. You are given advance notice and detailed instructions on where and when to show up, parking information, and more! Upon arriving at your volunteer shift(s) you are greeted by the CCA staff and they are always thrilled to have you there! You are given ample instruction and any supplies needed to successfully do your shift. Throughout your volunteer shift you will feel appreciated and that what you are doing is helping out the team! It is an awesome experience! I encourage everyone to check out the CCA at joyrx.org and look at their amazing programs, epic community engagement, and their cool volunteer opportunities! While you are there feel free to sign up to be a volunteer!!! You will be glad you did!
I have been an active volunteer for CCA for almost two years. Their mission is amazing- they really do provide wonderful moments of joy to children and families across the greater Portland area. Best organization I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
I have been involved with the CCA and their programs in many different capacities and am always amazed by the work they do. Their work to innovate and grow while continuing to bring joy into the lives of sick children and teens, as well as their families is incredible. A nonprofit where all staff, board members, and volunteers are willing to go above and beyond to help touch so many lives and find ways to make people smile during their darkest times.
CCA is a unique organization focused on improving the emotional health of seriously ill children through the healing power of music, friendship and nature
The CCA is an amazing organization run by amazing folks! The work they do to help children and their families is invaluable.
CCA's mission is to spread Joy! What is not to like about this mission? The programs and outreach that CCA has to children with cancer & their families is unbelievable. I have seen first hand, what these programs can do on positively shifting a child’s mood. I hope to one day see CCA programs in each and every hospital. The effects of spreading Joy will change the outlook on the fight against cancer and I am excited to be apart of this journey with CCA.
CCA has been a community partner of mine for 9 years now. Our firm is focused on eradicating pediatric Cancer from the planet and helping those children that are currently suffering. CCA is our partner to help those unfortunate children that have received the life altering diagnosis of pediatric cancer. In particular they have two programs that I hope can become nationally available to every pediatric cancer patient. The first is the Chemo Pal program. The volunteers in the program weekly connect with the patient and spend meaningful time with them during their treatments. This allows the family to have a break and get other things done. The second is the Music RX program. This program brings music and musicians into the rooms of those suffering and distracts them for a time and lets them be more alive, bringing them hope, love and peace through music. CCA is a program that will benefit the entire country as they are able to grow and implement these unique programs in every pediatric care center in the nation.
I've been a Chemo Pal for the CCA for the past 8 years, and recently became a board member. I've seen first hand how the different CCA programs directly impact the families who have a child being treated for a serious (often terminal) illness. The joy these kids so desperately need in a dark time through Chemo Pals and Music RX, the financial relief the Link program offers, and the chance to make final memories as a family at the Caring Cabin. The CCA is a god-send for families grappling with their child going through the unthinkable.
They have continually blessed our family with their love and light. They have created a healing environment for our child that was diagnosed with leukemia in 2017 and for our entire family. We are truly grateful.
I am currently a Chemo Pal volunteer with CCA. The pure joy I receive during each of my visits with my mentee is beautiful.
The entire staff that I've worked with @ CCA as part of this program have demonstrated such compassion and care for both myself as a volunteer and my mentee andher family is excellent. This is an organization that is so worth being a part of and giving of my time.
The CCA has been an amazing program to volunteer with. I’ve been a Chemo-Pal for 7 years, and have felt blessed with the experiences available for my Chemo-Pal. The support and diversity of programs enrich the community!
I am proud of the caliber of civic engagement and volunteer leadership we have around the table at CCA. They deepen our business practices, elevate direct patient care and accelerate our growth. They are the heart and soul of our organization.
I first became acquainted with CCA through a colleague who had previously volunteered as a ChemoPal. He told me that I just had to connect with CCA and boy was he right! Once I met Regina and heard her story about her precious baby girl and saw the fight and commitment in her eyes, I was hooked! CCA is vital to our community and the organization, from staff, to board members to volunteers are ALL dedicated to the common goal of service and being their for kids and their families when they need help the most.
CCA is an absolutely amazing organization. At Oregon State, we work with them to bring joy to the families they work with by providing a game day experience to meet the players, coaches, and fans....CCA brings some much joy these families who live in constant stress. They help remind the kids to be kids and the parents to take a moment and just enjoy the experience...just an amazing group of people
CCA is an unbelievable and fantastic non-profit. Their goals and their mission of spreading joy to seriously ill kids and teens is a very unique approach that has an impact that cannot truly be measured. The experiences and memories that they are providing to the families allow people to just have a break from all the stress and struggle that come with fighting an illness and give them a moment to just enjoy life.
They are a national leader with their JoyRx mentality that really makes them unique and different. CCA recently teamed up with Oregon State and Unitus Community Credit Union to connect families with the football team to provide the child a relationship with not only the football staff but the players as well.
The opportunities that CCA gives these families is priceless. 4.Global organizations, families and individuals support CCA because this brand delivers JoyRx, impact and results.
I had no idea what it meant to have a 3 year old with Cancer. I didn’t know that my calendar for the next 3 1/2 years would be full of medication schedules and hospital appointments. I learned to live on very little sleep because my son was buzzing on steroids.
Children’s Cancer Association knew all of this. They knew just what I needed. I needed a magic fairy, a Chemo Pal, who would show up at the hospital for every appointment with a bag full of games, activities and books.
As my son progressed, and we emerged from a fog, we appreciated the full scope of CCA. They offered us fun activity respites (where everyone knows to wash their hands!), music programs and a family retreat at the coast.
Every person involved with CCA lives the message #JoyMatters !
My experience with the Children's Cancer Society has been truly amazing. Every aspect of the organization is run with admirable integrity and professionalism. I would recommend CCA to everyone!
Great Organization. Great events. This Organization helps the kids in many ways. Very happy to be part of CCA.
I have been involved with CCA for approximately 5 years. I have seen firsthand how joy can make such a huge difference in the lives of children and families going through cancer. I am a musician as well and to be able to witness first hand the power of music to heal, inspire, provide hope and renew is such a wonderful and powerful thing.
I love this organization - they do so much for families and kids going through such a scary process.
This outstanding organization is absolutely one of a kind and is very apparent to those that come in contact with it. Thousands of families are served through the various programs that CCA has to offer not only locally but nationally.
I have chosen to spend my time, support and money with this organization because I believe in everything they do. It is one of the most fiscally responsible organizations that I have ever come across and are strategic to maximize the funds raised toward specific programs.
The CCA brings joy to so many families in really touch times and leaves an everlasting impression on those they serve as well as those who are part of the organization!
After losing a young cousin to lukemia and then later losing my daughter, I believe there are few causes more worthy than the mission that the CCA carries out for children and families: bringing joy into the lives of those experiencing and supporting the fight of a lifetime.
The one word For CCA is exceptional. They are providing JOY for children across the country and I love being a part this board. The staff is engaged and creative and always is looking out first for the happiness of these children. I could not be more proud of CCA and their accomplishments.
I have been on the Ambassador Board of Children's Cancer Association for the last 5 years. It has been one of the most fulling experiences of my professional life. The care, professionalism, spirit and passion of everyone involved in running this organization has been truly inspiring.
I believe that CCA delivers on their mission consistently and with a level of transparency not seen in a lot of non-profits.
The staff are super friendly and helpful and supportive!
I first became introduced to CCA through Facebook and as I researched them I found out that they were based locally and were continually recognized for their excellence. I became a Chemo Pal mentor with them two years ago. Being able to deliver joy to seriously ill kids and teens is an incredible thing to be a part of and I would encourage everyone to check out different ways they can get involved at JoyRx.org.
CCA has created and formed a nonprofit mission and staff that is second to none in creating incredible opportunities for volunteers to positively engage with children and their families who are battling cancer! I recall my first few visits with my chemo pal at the hospital, he was very shy and really unsure why I there. Within a few months we were routinely found in the hallways playing games, laughing and building legos. The parents of my chemo pal would actually have a few moments of quite time in the hospital which was great. I can't thank CCA enough for the opportunity to volunteer. Z
When I moved to Portland in December of 2016, one of the first things I did was search for an organization that I could spend my time with, a cause that I could connect to and enjoy investing my time into. I'm so glad that I found the Children’s Cancer Association.
CCAs mission statement couldn’t speak to my heart more.
I love volunteering with CCA because small joys are so important to the brave kids and families they help.... My interactions with every single staff member and volunteer has been nothing short of heartwarming. I think we all understand the value of "joy" and though we may not know each other well enough quite yet, I know we all have a personal reason that CCA and their mission means so much.
I have been a Chemo Pal mentor for CCA for over two years now. I can't say enough wonderful things about this organization. I had the privilege of working in the front office last summer and loved loved every minute. The teams members were very friendly and helpful made me feel right at home.
I first heard about the CCA thru their Valentine's Day for The CCA Radioathon. Hearing Regina Ellis share her personal experience with childhood cancer and her family's heart to help other families get the joy they need during a difficult time made me want to be part of it. My employeer has worked with my coworkers to raise funds during the Valentine's Day for the CCA since 2007 and our involvement has evolved from not just fundraising but also volunteering along side The CCA and their awesome pool of Staff and Volunteers. It doesn't just bring joy to the little ones going through cancer and their families, but so much joy is given to the volunteers.
The CCA is an amazing group of people who work closely with members of the community, engaging with, and including one another for the benefit of families in need of a little something to look forward to.
From a logistical stand point, they run all of their fundraisers and volunteer opportunities with such skill, organization, efficiency all around, and gratitude. They understand the importance of each volunteer and their role in making these events successful not just financially but for building teamwork and community.
You will simply fall in love with this group of amazing people who work so hard and so smart, for the CCA.
I'm a Chemo Pal Mentor with CCA and it's a wonderful organization that really makes a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. Through the Chemo Pal Mentor program, JoyRx Music Program, the Caring Cabin, CCA brings joy, friendship, and experiences to children and their families while they are going through very difficult circumstances.
I volunteer as a Chemo Pal for the CCA, and I have to say it has been a life changing experience. The benefits of the volunteer experience are obvious, so I'd like to mention why I rate the CCA 5 stars as a non-profit.
My experience with the CCA has been 100%. From the application process, to the interview, through the ongoing support of the program. They are professional, thorough, and very organized. As a volunteer, I appreciate the support I receive and the stellar communication I have received over the last two years.
They are a great group of people, and I'm proud to be part of the organization.
Children's Cancer Association is beyond amazing! CCA's staff exceeds my expectations on an ongoing basis. They stay in frequent contact with their volunteers and give us the big picture of how our time and commitment makes a difference for children and families impacted by cancer. I truly appreciate the opportunity to be a volunteer with this organization.
I am a chemo pal mentor, and in order to be approved as such, I had to go through extensive background checks, fingerprint checks, medical tests, interviews and training. CCA takes their role seriously ensuring that they are creating the best environment and matching the correct mentor with each child. I am very proud to be a volunteer for CCA!
I've volunteered for the CCA for 2 years now. They do so many wonderful things for children and their families. They really do make a difference in the lives of children that are going throw some incredible hardships. I'm very proud to volunteer and support such a wonderful operation . Keep up the good work CCA! ♡
have been a chemo pal to a 6 year old boy who had a bone marrow transplant. The family has been very appreciative and I have become good friends with all of them. Very inspiring to see the work they do with children and their families facing difficult medical situations.
I'm a Chemo Pal and I've seen first hand with 4 different young boys that I've been matched with what a difference this program makes in their lives. In each case these young boys dread their appointments and once we are matched that changes dramatically. They look forward to going to their appointments to spend time playing with me. I believe that a happy child gets a lot better results from their treatments. I've also seen how this program will step in when families are having difficult times financially because of medical expenses. It's so wonderful to see an organization that fills so many needs when a family is dealing with a potentially fatal illness of a child.
I've been volunteering for them for 5 years now & the relationships I've formed with these young boys and their families is a blessing to each of us. I cherish my time with each boy & wish that this program could be in more places accross the country. It's one of a kind!