You can still be part of the ACTION even if you are unable to attend the 6th Annual CHF Masquerade Ball & Auction by becoming a PADDLE BID HERO! At the Masquerade Ball, guests will have a chance to hear in person how Chelsea’s Closet has made a tremendous impact on the life of 4 […]
Tigard’s Alison and Jason Hicks turn tragic loss into foundation devoted to imagination and fun. http://portlandtribune.com/ttt/89-news/270848-145914-its-playtime-for-the-chelsea-hicks-foundation
As a pediatric social worker and as a mother, I have seen firsthand how powerful play is in a child’s life. Play is children’s language, play reduces stress, play and learning are intertwined, and play is healthy. The Chelsea’s Closet volunteers who travel to either Doernbecher or Randall Children’s Hospital each month have seen this to be true […]
Listen to Alison Hicks interviewed on First Edition KPAM.
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I have volunteered with children going through chemotherapy for 10 years, five with Chelsea’s Closet. My interest in volunteering formed when I was a child… after watching my father fight cancer and experience the painful process of chemotherapy. Since then, I wanted to give back to families going through what my family went through. Initially, […]
Posted by: Lisa McMahan, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital For a hospitalized child, a chance to play, imagine and socialize is powerful medicine. Jason and Alison Hicks experienced this firsthand with their daughter, Chelsea, during her cancer treatments at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Alison shares her daughter’s story and explains how the Chelsea Hicks Foundation is […]
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When I first heard about Chelsea’s Closet in 2009, I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of it. I volunteered at the first Masquerade Ball fundraiser in 2010 and held a costume drive at my school the following year. Soon after, I volunteered at the hospital for the first time – and […]
Around this time last year, I was asked to join the Chelsea Hicks Foundation Board of Directors. What a HUGE HONOR! Since joining the Board, I have been awestruck by the efforts and impact of Chelsea’s Closet programs, and the Foundation’s events. This past October I attended my second Masquerade Ball, my first as a […]