Press & Events

CCA relies on our community to help power our programs through volunteer engagement and community fundraising events. These engagements and community events, along with the inspiring stories of the children, teens, and families CCA serves, often garner media coverage. Here you can read those stories and learn more about CCA's upcoming events.

Featured Events

Courageous Keaton Hero Fun Run
June 27, 10 am:  This superhero fun run will honor kids who have battled childhood cancer and raise funds for families still fighting! The morning includes a 1.5 mile run, prizes, balloon artists, and face painting. Don't forget to dress like your favorite superhero! To learn more go to the Courageous Keaton Hero Fun Run Facebook page.
 
Summer Car Raffle Kick Off!
Monday, July 1:  For the 17th consecutive year, CCA will host a summer car raffle! Stay tuned for more details on this reimagined promotion and incredible opportunity to win a brand new car.
 
Cast & Blast
Friday, July 10 - Astoria: Get ready for a day of outdoor adventures including sturgeon fishing, skeet shooting, and entertainment. Join Guild Mortgage and Cabela's for a day of fun to raise thousands of dollars to benefit local charities. Included in your registration is the Cast N' Blast, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and live auction! For more information check out the Cast N' Blast Facebook page and to register, email Natalia Conley at nconley@guildmortgage.net.
 
Twilight Half Marathon
Saturday, July 11 - Vancouver Lake Park: Nobody likes alarm clocks. That's why the Twilight Half Marathon, benefitting CCA, starts at 6:00 pm! Get a good night's sleep, spend the day however you want, and run in this fun and unique event once it's cooled down. The course is pancake-flat, making for a fast, easy run...maybe you'll even set a personal record! The scenery is spectacular, and so are the goodies: an adorable owl medal, matching owl flashlight, and a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark owl shirt. Join fellow runners for an after-party which includes music, free beer and wine, a hearty meal, and maybe even a dip in Vancouver lake. Register today!
 
Artists 4 Life
Friday, July 17 - 19: The 7th Anniversary Artists 4 Life is a 3-day online charity concert that bands together 40 U.S. & International Artists (musicians, poets, & more) to support CCA's MyMusicRx program.  Through a live broadcasting site and Skype, artists will showcase their talents to raise awareness and donations for MyMusicRx. 100% of the proceeds benefit CCA and MyMusicRx. Watch Artists 4 Life 2015 as they “Bring Joy with our heARTS!”  For more information about the event, visit the Artists 4 Life website.  
 
LIVE From the Heart: The Winery Edition
Saturday, August 22, 5:30 pm: The Children's Cancer Association is excited to announce LIVE From the Heart: The Winery Edition, presented by KeyBank, a special concert to be held at the beautiful Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in Newberg, OR. The evening will feature a picnic on the lawn prepared by Chef Vitaly Paley along with musical performances from 15 time GRAMMY winner Bela Fleck, and his wife, singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo layer, Abigail Washburn. Proceeds from the event will benefit MyMusicRx, CCA's flagship music medicine program that delivers the healing power of music to kids facing cancer and other serious illnesses. This event is limited to 250 attendees and will certainly sell out. Tickets are available at www.joyrx.org/winery
 
WinCo Foods Portland Open
August 27 - 30: Don’t miss your chance to see the next Bubba Watson or Keegan Bradley battle it out for one of 25 PGA TOUR Cards to be given out on Sunday at the historic and exclusive Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge! Best of all, 100% of ticket sales directly benefit charities and youth organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington, so your ticket purchase will be given back to the community. The first year event gave an incredible $725,000 back to local non-profits! Buy tickets and support CCA.
 
Hero Gala - Celebrating CCA's 20th Year!
Saturday, September 26: CCA’s most magical night of the year, the Gala demonstrates the community investment that makes CCA’s award-winning programs and services possible. The Gala features an inspiring program, world-class entertainment and outstanding musical talent – truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
 
Portland Marathon Charity Runner
Sunday, October 4: Join the CCA family as a Portland Marathon or Half Marathon charity runner! CCA will pay your entry fee, while you raise $1,000 for seriously ill kids and teens. Upon registration, we provide fundraising tools and ideas to help you reach your goals. To sign up today, contact Christine Mebesius at (503) 200-5102 or email CMebesius@Joyrx.org. Spaces are filling up quickly!
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Fred Meyer Community Rewards - Choose CCA 94460
Every quarter, when you receive your Fred Meyer Reward points, CCA can too! The more you shop, the more JoyRx you can deliver. To sign up you card, go to fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and link your Rewards card to the Children's Cancer Association, 94460.

Everest Endeavor
Kyle Bingham’s Everest Endeavor is a journey and an adventure. In the next two years of his four year Endeavor project, Kyle will be continuing to inspire others by climbing bigger and higher than ever before. Five mountains. 110,000 vertical feet. One step at a time. Join Kyle as he supports the Children's Cancer Association in raising $1 for every foot of elevation – making every step count. Join the adventure. Inspire others around you. Be a part of the journey. Donate now!
Amazing 8-year-old, Neveah, started her own business making stretch knot headbands called La-Z-Locks. For every set sold, she is donating one free headband to the Children's Cancer Association. La-Z-Locks come in sizes 0 to Adult. Visit Neveah’s page to see photos and get more information!
 
Raising My SuperKids® is a fun and exciting free-to-play mobile game that allows you to select your own superkid, explore and discover your child's superpowers, and raise them from infancy through adulthood. Exciting and unanticipated challenges await you as you delve into your child's mysterious persona. Solve problems, gain confidence, and create your own story as your superkid journeys through life!  Raising My SuperKids provides a great way to enable cause marketing by allowing the players to make a difference just by having fun.  Join us and become part of our journey to make a difference in the world, starting with Children's Cancer Association!

ONLINE FUNDRAISING
Are you a runner, cyclist, triathlete or just love a challenge? CCA has a program to help you raise funds while you are training to complete a race or a personal challenge you have set for yourself.  This year-round program is open to anyone who wants to raise funds for CCA at any event - please contact us at events@joyrx.org.

If you would like to host an event benefiting CCA, please visit our "Host an event" page and fill out an Event Proposal Form.