When seriously ill children, teens and their families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.
The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) knows that for seriously ill children and their families every moment is precious. That’s why our programs leverage music, friendship, play and resources to create transformative moments of joy for 28,000 children, teens, and their family members each year. Unlike many organizations dedicated to the worthy goal of someday finding a cure for cancer, CCA is all about creating joy today.
What we Believe:
We believe kids deserve long, wonderful lives. We believe cancer sucks. We’ve had it, or loved someone who did. We prescribe moments of joy for kids who are in the fight against all serious illness. We believe joy grows exponentially when it’s used collectively. We are music medicine pioneers. We believe in purple. We know joy comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes-just like the kids we help. We love to laugh. We are not afraid to cry. We spend every dollar wisely. We give hugs freely. We believe in today. We respect our history as a grassroots organization. We embrace our destiny as a global source of JoyRx. We believe these things matter.
22 years of JoyRx:
22 years ago the CCA set out to fill a critical gap for children facing pediatric cancer and other serious illnesses. We filled that gap beautifully-with joy and measurable, quantifiable results. Since 1995, CCA has raised $47m and invested $41m directly into our community by blending mission impact with business leadership and an organizational focus on creativity and innovation.