Candlelighters Blog

Healing on the Farm

Healing on the Farm

  After her son Julian was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2019 and died in 2020, Jennifer Bridges, founder of Embrace Compassion, decided to honor his memory by making life brighter for kids with cancer. She and her family opened their farm to local families...

Central Oregon Chair, Kimberly Banner

Central Oregon Chair, Kimberly Banner

"I first learned about Candlelighters in 2014, when my daughter was diagnosed with AML at the age of 10. We stayed at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital throughout her treatment and met some of the Candlelighters staff when they served dinner or stocked the food pantry....

Lauren Conn, Candlelighters Programs Intern

Lauren Conn, Candlelighters Programs Intern

I am a Programs Intern at Candlelighters in my final year of the Bachelor’s in Social Work program at Portland State University.  I wanted to intern at Candlelighters because I hope to get my Master’s degree in social work and become a pediatric hospital social...

RFAC Honored Child 2009: Michael Bruhn

RFAC Honored Child 2009: Michael Bruhn

In 2009, our Southern Oregon Chapter Lead Kimberly Bruhn's son Michael was an honored child for Ride For A Child - Candlelighters for Children With Cancer. With the 2021 RFAC around the corner, and Michael's memory always in our hearts, we wanted to share Kimberly's...

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