Who We Help / What We Provide
OCCA is a non-profit 501C(3) organization involved in providing activities and helpful programs for patients and their families. Families find a place to share and support each other at these events.
Monthly Fun Events
Movie days, Bowling, Zoo Day, The Science Museum, Thunder Game Night, Carnivals or our famous Pirate and Princess Party. And we're always looking for something new to try.
OCCA offers college scholarships for college and higher education to patients and former patients of the Jimmy Everest Cancer Center. OCCA endows the Michelle Erica Scholarship Fund as one of our many budget items.
OCCA supplies educational materials and resource information for newly diagnosed patients. The first several weeks after a diagnosis can be mind numbing. Patients are provided a tote bag full of valuable information, useful items, resources and helpful phone numbers.
OCCA keeps a wonderful “toy closet” in the Jimmy Everest Center. The “closet” is full of toys for all ages and gift cards. Patients pick a gift on their birthday or following a painful procedure. Children quickly get through their procedure so they can visit the Toy Closet!
Annual Christmas Party
OCCA holds a Christmas Party each year in the Leadership Square atrium in downtown Oklahoma City. Surviving and current patients of the OU Physicians Jimmy Everest Center and their families are invited. Each child and sibling receives a gift from Santa, sit on Santa's lap and get their photo taken a
Jimmy Everest Art Therapy Room
OU's Children's Physicians Jimmy Everest Cancer Center serves between 90 and 100 new patients a year, and approximately 300 existing patients are also treated. The art therapy program is made available daily to patients and their siblings during clinic visits to the Jimmy Everest Cancer. Sickle Cell
OCCA families, staff and friends gather once a year to remember special loved ones in a simple and beautiful memorial service. OCCA funds the location and refreshments, and it’s usually held at the Embassy Suites between Moore and Norman.
Parent Support Group
The support group is hosted by Danny Cavett on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The group meets in the Jimmy Everest Center at noon with pizza and drinks provided. For more information please call: 271-5758.