Each month, we have recurring online meetings for parents and youth that are open to all families and chapters.
Luminaries Youth Group
The Luminaries is Candlelighters’ youth and young adult program whose focus is on increasing positive social interactions among youth while building leadership skills. The Luminaries’ mission is to provide spaces for kids and young adults who have experienced cancer and their youth siblings to connect, grow, and support one another through social connections and projects.
The Luminaries program is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, or their siblings, and is age 13–21. The Luminaries meet online every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to connect and discuss projects. They also chat on their Discord server regularly. Email Lisa for information on how to join!
Parent & Caregiver Support Group
Parents and caregivers of children with cancer meet the first Wednesday of each month at 5:45 p.m.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 5 at 5:45 p.m. over Zoom.
New: Bereavement Support Group
Bereaved parents and caregivers meet online the third Tuesday of each month at 5:45 p.m.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 18 at 5:45 p.m. over Zoom.
Please join us to connect with other families and talk about different monthly topics.
Nuevo: Grupos de apoyo en español para parientes y cuidadores
Ofrecemos una serie de grupos de apoyo en español el último viernes de cada mes a las 5:30 p.m.
Nuestra próxima junta es viernes, 28 de Octubre a las 5:30 p.m. en Zoom.
El grupo es una oportunidad para conocer a otros padres y cuidadores para que puedan compartir sus pensamientos, historias y preocupaciones relacionadas con el cáncer infantil.
Sometimes events change or are cancelled due to factors beyond our control. In those cases, we will alert you via email.
OMSI Passes for Families
We have general admission passes to OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) for Candlelighters families! To request passes, please email Lisa with the number of adults and the number of youth attending at least two business days in advance.
Candlelighters hosts three monthly support groups over Zoom:
Follow the links above to see upcoming dates and RSVP.
Portland & SE Washington
Check back for upcoming events or sign up for our Family Connections Newsletter so that you’re always in the know!
Check back for more upcoming events or sign up for our Family Connections Newsletter so that you’re always in the know!
Smith Rock Ranch Pumpkin Patch
October 16 at 11:00am
1250 NE Wilcox Ave
We would love to have you join us for as much fun as you can handle! There will be train rides, pony rides, a corn maze, pumpkin cannons, face painting, a petting zoo, mini golf, and more!
RSVP to Kimberly at 541-788-2809 as soon as possible with the number in your party, & whether you are interested in completing the corn maze.
Pumpkin Patch / Fall Harvest
We’re going back to Pheasant Fields Farm
October 9, 1:00-5:00pm
Families will receive a wrist band to include all the fun activities. a meal deal is included: a Hamburger or Hot Dog with chips and a drink.
Please RSVP to Kimberly.