CCA's Chemo Pal Mentor Program

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Children's Cancer Association

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CCA’s award-winning Chemo-Pal(r) 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.
Our mentors play games, listen to music, share hobbies, or simply offer the comfort of companionship, relieving the anxiety, loneliness and isolation experienced by children in treatment. A Chemo Pal mentor can also give parents a much-needed break to grab a cup of coffee, talk with doctors, or spend time with their other children.
Each year, CCA delivers the joy of friendship to approximately 240 Pacific Northwest children and teens. CCA Chemo Pal mentors are carefully screened, trained, and thoughtfully matched with families, including those with bilingual needs. Chemo Pal mentors and kids spend about 4 hours per month together, both in hospital and out in the community enjoying activities like sporting events, concerts, and craft and gaming nights. The average match lasts 12 months, or for the duration of a child’s treatment. CCA provides ongoing support and education for our front-line volunteers.

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About Children's Cancer Association


1200 NW Naito Pkwy Suite 140, Portland, OR 97209, US

Mission Statement

When seriously ill children, teens, and families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.


The Children’s Cancer Association 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 20,000 children, teens, and their family members each year. We believe kids deserve long, wonderful lives. Or at the very least, short wonderful lives. Unlike many organizations dedicated to the worthy goal of someday finding a cure for cancer, CCA is all about creating joy today. See our programs in action here, or visit us anytime at


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1200 NW Naito Pkwy Suite 140Portland, OR 97209


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Spanish


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hours a month

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