Candlelighters for Children with Cancer began in 1977 when five families came together with something in common: a child battling cancer. There were no existing organizations in the area to connect families going through this difficult experience at the time. Candlelighters has since evolved to help with emergency financial assistance, planned family activities, in-hospital programs and an annual family camp to ensure that families are connected and have access to resources to navigate the difficult journey of childhood cancer. After 46 years of garnering support, the organization has supported over 100,000 family members through their crisis.
Candlelighters for Children with Cancer offers support through every stage of the cancer journey to families in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The programs are always free to families battling childhood cancer. Their mission is to provide a community of healing, hope and light throughout the lifelong journey of childhood cancer. They aim to create long-term partnerships and lifelong relationships, serve as experts in whole-family support and build transformation relationships instead of transactional support. Candlelighters’ main office is in Portland, serving the Portland and Vancouver areas with three additional chapters in Mid-Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, and Central Oregon.
From activities, support groups, in-hospital activities and financial assistance, Candlelighters offers many resources to their families. If you’d like to contribute to Candlelighters for Children with Cancer, you can find their list of needs on their website at https://candlelightersoregon.org/fundraising/ and contribute to a wish list for toys, snacks, movies and other needs. You can also generate a donation on your behalf to Candlelighters by referring a friend or family to Davidson & Associates in the month of September. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to find a way to give back to this worthy cause.
Already a current client? Refer a friend, family member, colleague or local business for their free, no-obligation quote to support this worthy nonprofit!
Not a current client? Call (360) 514-9550 for your free, no-obligation quote and mention our Referral Rewards Program to support Candlelighters for Children with Cancer!
January: Camas-Washougal Community Chest
February: Lunchmoney Indoor Skatepark
March: Woman of Wonder
May: Kindness 911
June: Martha’s Pantry
August: Furry Friends
September: Candlelighters for Children with Cancer
October: Recovery Café
November: Family Promise of Clark County
December: Teach one to Lead SW Washington