There are no friendships quite like the friendships of our childhood. But serious illness is like an invisible wall, isolating kids not only from their regular lives, but from their friends and school activities, too. CCA tailors opportunities and programs to support kids, teens and families facing the realities of isolation, hospitalization, and a limited ability to participate in school activities, sports, etc.

Chemo Pal Mentor Program

Our award-winning Chemo Pal Mentor Program gives kids a caring, trusted adult friend to look forward to during treatments, and someone in their corner when they need it most. A Chemo Pal mentor can also give parents a much-needed break to grab a cup of coffee, take a nap, talk with doctors, or spend time with other children. 

Chemo Pal mentors play games, listen to music, share hobbies, or simply offer the comfort of companionship.

We delivered the joy of friendship to 250 Pacific Northwest children and teens last year. In addition, 750 family members and their Chemo Pal mentors enjoyed events and activities outside the hospital enviroment.

If you would like a Chemo Pal mentor for your child or teen, please contact Program Manager, Kacy Smerke.

If you are interested in becoming a Chemo Pal mentor, please contact our Community Outreach and Volunteer Specialist

To help fill our Chemo Pal closet, you can see a list of items here, or view our Amazon Wish List.

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