About CCA

We prescribe joy.

For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At CCA, our goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy.

Why joy?

Because in the fight against devastating illness, joy is often forgotten. Because joy connects us with the power of hope, comfort, and happiness and helps families and children feel uplifted when their lives have been turned upside down. Because joy is something every child deserves.


Please enjoy the following CCA videos, generously developed with our 
local community partners.

We created a joyous “Happy” video with some of our kids and friends at Randall Children’s Hospital, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the Portland Timbers, and Inkwell Creative. Thank you to everyone who donated their time and talents.

"Take My Hand" CCA’s newest video features Founder/CEO Regina Ellis and and highlights CCA’s programs of JoyRx: MusicRx, MyMusicRx, the Chemo Pal® Mentor Program and the Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin. Produced by golightlyfilms,inc.

"Joy to the World" A short music video produced by the Portland Trail Blazers with Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and One World Chorus.