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

Luke's Lego-cy
Friday, May 29, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - King's Way Christian School: The annual Luke's Lego-cy Carnival has games, bounce houses, Lego contests, prizes, and more! This is a family-friendly event so bring your young hearts and consider making a donation, or bring a boxed set of Legos to this fabulous event.  Luke touched many lives in countless ways as he fought a difficult battle against cancer.  Celebrate Luke by doing something he loved, playing with Legos!
Summer Car Raffle Kick Off!
Monday, June 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.
Penner-Ash Wine Blending Experience
Sunday, June 7 - Penner-Ash Wine CellarsJoin CCA and an intimate group of our closest friends for an exclusive and extraordinary wine blending experience at the legendary Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in Newberg. Oregon winemakers Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash will lead our group in a hands-on, wine blending seminar at their beautiful winery. We’ll top the morning off with a gourmet, locally sourced brunch and live music from Portland’s ethereal folk super group Alialujah Choir. The wine blending seminar is limited to 50 attendees, and each pair will get one case of the winning CCA custom blend! Secure your spot today!
Kadel's Auto Body 22nd Annual Golf Classic
Tuesday, June 9:  The employees and owners of Kadel’s Auto Body live and work in our community, and are committed to making a difference. Kadel’s Auto Body chose CCA as the charity for their invitation only event because we are local and they have seen the difference CCA makes to their neighbors. Kadel’s loves the opportunity to meet a CCA-served family each year, and have a CCA board member join them for a game of best ball!
4th Annual Rye Beer Fest
Friday, June 12, 4 pm - 2 am:  Taplister presents the 4th Annual Rye Beer Fest, a celebration of the revival of rye beers, to be held at EastBurn (1800 E. Burnside) during Portland Beer Week. The Festival is a benefit for Dawn to Dusk paddle fund for the Children’s Cancer Association and live music will start at 10 pm. For updates check out the Rye Beer Fest Facebook page.
Courageous Keaton Hero Fun Run
June 27, 2015, 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.
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
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.  
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 Spaces are filling up quickly!


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 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!

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

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