Team Cole Events

2017 Winter Poker Party

The 4th Annual Team Cole Poker Party was a huge success this year. On January 20th, over 50 participants bet, bluffed and anted up, raising over $7,500 for Portland families with a child battling a severe illness. The event was sponsored by Sq1 and held at Widmer Brewing on N. Russell Street, and was completely sold out. Read more >>

2016 Fall Auction

The community always outdoes itself at our annual Auction and this year was no different. With 150 people in attendance we raised over $35,000 for families in need. A majority of the proceeds went to help the Day family, who recently lost their son Sam to cancer. Read more >>

2016 Winter Poker Party

Team Cole hosted a poker tournament on January 8th, 2016 at Widmer Brewing in Downtown Portland, OR. With around 40 people in attendance playing Texas Hold ‘Em, Team Cole was able to support families in the are going through trouble. Cole Hexum made a special appearance at the tournament and played with the attendees. Read more >>

2015 Fall Auction

Team Cole held its annual fundraising auction on November 14th, 2015 at digital digs of Sq1 in Portland, Oregon. The purpose of the event was to support the family of Nathalie Traller who, until recently, had been fighting ASAP (Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma). The proceeds raised went to support the Traller family and 11 other families throughout the year. Read more >>

Upcoming event

Team Cole Poker Party:

Date: August 24th
Time: 6PM-10PM
Location: Widmer Brewing
2nd Floor Banquet Room,
929 N Russell Street,
Portland, OR 97227

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Families Team Cole Has Helped

Team Cole Charity

Cole Hexum beat cancer. He wants to help other kids do the same. That’s the mission of Team Cole: to win the day against cancer in those suffering from it.

During his ordeal, Cole realized one of the best ways to inspire hope in others is to unite the community behind them. Team Cole does this by organizing fundraisers for families in need. We also organize visits from local celebrities, as we know the awareness their presence can bring.

In the darkest times, help can seem miles away. But at Team Cole, it’s always within reach.

Meet the Board

The Team Cole board members work hard to ensure that Team Cole is performing to the best of its abilities. Read more >>

Win the day

That’s the maxim of the University of Oregon Ducks and young Cole Hexum, who at the age of seven, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Burkitt’s Leukemia – one of the fastest spreading, most aggressive cancers.

That’s the reality Cole and his family faced in September of 2012. Yet, as he began his chemotherapy, Cole resumed living the life of an active, ordinary boy. He played sports. He continued to swim. He wrestled with his brothers – all while battling the attacker within him. On January 27th, Cole was released from the hospital. He had beat cancer; he had won the day.

During his battle, Cole drew strength from his friends, family, and the community rallying behind him, cheering him on every step of the way. Having now defeated cancer, he set a new goal – to help other cancer victims by giving them the same unwavering support he had gotten.

Cole was there. He knows anyone can win.

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We at Team Cole know all too well the immense burden cancer inflicts on a family. That is why we treasure every donation no matter how big or small the amount. From all of us at Team Cole, our gratitude can never fully be expressed in words.

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Portland, OR 97204