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Thank you to everyone who supported the 2015 Masquerade Ball! It was another successful event and we couldn’t do it without the support of volunteers, donors and sponsors! Check out all the fun we had while raising money to bring hope and healing through dress up and play to critically ill children Doernbecher Children’s Hospital […]
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 […]