Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Each September, we join other childhood cancer organizations for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness and raise funds for research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cures. This September we invite everyone to tell your story, share a story, advocate and fundraise…Together, we will make a difference to local kids and families facing childhood cancer. Help us raise $25,000 for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

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Who is Candlelighters?

We’re a non-profit serving the local childhood cancer community from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Candlelighters helps families with basic needs and beyond, providing ways to connect with other families who understand what it’s like to have a child with cancer. With the help of emergency financial assistance, monthly family activitiesin-hospital meals and a family camp, our goal is to ensure that families have the resources and connections they need to navigate childhood cancer together. Learn more about our mission, vision, and organization.

How you can help

Whether you are an individual, a business, group of co-workers, a service organization, a student, or a family…there are many ways you can make a difference.  Read below for some ideas or come up with your own idea. Questions for our team? Contact Jen Kelly.

Individual or Team Fundraising

“DIY” or Do it Yourself fundraising is a wonderful and rewarding way to honor your friend, family member or co-worker who has a child battling pediatric cancer.

Ready, Set, Go Fundraisers

We have some fun ready-to-go fundraisers to choose from.  Start sharing support in minutes! 


Set up your own Fundraiser on our fundraising site for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and invite friends to give or share on social media and email. It’s easy to do and makes a big impact!
Wear your support! Candlelighters own childhood cancer awareness month  t-shirt & hoodie to show your support and start a conversation. All net profits go to Candlelighters. Visit to shop!
You can also share our T-Shirt Fundraiser Page on social media.

Wishlist   Donate to our hospital food pantry at Doernbecher Hospital, a bedside buddy for a newly admitted child, or a movie from our wish list online. 


Sign up to cycle and fundraise for Candlelighters at  Ride for a Child ! 
Get Creative!
Show your support by hosting a Garage Sale, House Party, Bake Sale, Carwash, Lemonade Stand.
Contact Jen for questions or ideas. Contact Angela for marketing tools like our logo, flyers, poster ideas…

Put the Fun in Fundraising!

Looking Good & Doing Good

Corporate Partner Fundraising

Show your support for your local childhood cancer community this September. No matter what kind of business you are, there’s a way for you to participate. Read below for ideas, or come up with your own way to partner with us. Questions about sponsorship or corporate partner opportunities? Contact Sarah.

Create your own fundraiser with our online fundraising site for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on social media, email, etc.
Host a night or month of giving with a Point of Sale Fundraiser or a Night of Sales kick-back donation. We love working with local restaurants and breweries. Contact Jen to get started.

T-shirts – Wear your support! Candlelighters  t-shirt & hoodies show your support and all net proceeds go back to Candlelighters. Snap a group pic and tag us on Instagram or Facebook.


Employee giving  – start an employee giving campaign for Candlelighters.

Advocacy and Awareness Tools

Sharing your personal connection to childhood cancer is a powerful way to raise awareness and support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Read below for ideas, or come up with your own ideas .

Like/Follow Candlelighters on Facebook and Instagram

Change your Facebook cover photo frame to show your support. Genevieve (right) gives a preview of our custom Childhood Cancer Awareness Month frame.
Share our website on your social media pages
Share Stories
Tell us about your own experience with childhood cancer here. We’ll share it on social media only if you want us to. Share other’s stories from our social media accounts on:Facebook and Instagram. We’ll be sharing about Candlelighters families all month.
Wear your support! Candlelighters own childhood cancer awareness month  t-shirt & hoodie to show your support and start a conversation. All profits go to Candlelighters.
Post a selfie with message about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and tag us on social media Facebook and Instagram..
Use our hashtag, #strongertogether when you tag us on social media Facebook and Instagram. Bonus points if you’re wearing your “Stronger Together” tee or hoodie!

Share Your Support

Put the Fun in Fundraising!

Looking Good & Doing Good


Give back to Candlelighters while tackling your to-do lists, with one of our merchant partners.

Just select Candlelighters For Children With Cancer as your preferred charity, and you’ll help thousands of families in OR and SW Washington who are impacted by childhood cancer.

Amazon Smile

Join Amazon Smile and make Candlelighters For Children With Cancer your nonprofit of choice. AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Candlelighters  every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Candlelighters!

Amazon Charity List

Your Amazon Charity List purchase helps kids and families who are enduring treatment in the hospital. A Bedside Buddy  welcomes a newly admitted child, items for our snack pantry at Doernbecher are much appreciated for meals and snacks at all hours, and  kid-approved movies offer entertainment during long hospital stays. Simply add items to your cart and check out. Items will be shipped directly to Candlelighters.

Fred Meyer

If you’re a Fred Meyer Rewards Card Holder, you can link your card to Candlelighters For Children With Cancer (86531). If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk.

Bottle Drop

BottleDrop is an easy and earth friendly system for redeeming bottles and cans in Oregon. Just by recycling you can trigger a donation to Candlelighters For Children With Cancer. Stop by any BottleDrop center and select Candlelighters as your charity of choice!

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