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Candlelighters Family Activities List


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 6:45 p.m.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 1 at 6:45 p.m. over Zoom.

RSVP for the next meeting here.


Bereavement Support Group

Bereaved parents and caregivers meet online the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 21 at 6:45 p.m. over Zoom.

Please join us to connect with other families and talk about different monthly topics.

RSVP for the next meeting here.


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, 24 de Febrero 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.

Inscríbete a la próxima junta aquí.

All Chapters

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.


Support Groups

Candlelighters hosts three monthly support groups over Zoom:

Follow the links above to see upcoming dates and RSVP.



Check out our latest Family Connections Newsletter for even more news and opportunities.

Portland & SE Washington

Check back for upcoming events or sign up for our Family Connections Newsletter so that you’re always in the know!


Mid-Willamette Valley

Snow Day
The snow day is a family favorite! There are many activities going on… snowmobile rides, sledding, cross country skiing, making s’mores, and a hot lunch is provided.
The snowmobile clubs can accommodate more than the number on the bus that is leaving from Eugene. Families from other chapters outside the Eugene are welcome to this event, providing they have their own transportation to Crescent Lake Snow Park.
Date: Sunday, February 26th
Time: 10:00-3:00 (bus leaves Eugene at 8:00am)
Location: Crescent Lake Snow Park  (the bus will leave Eugene at 8:00am and return by 5:00pm)
RSVP: to Mary Lou by February 15


Family Bowling
Date: Saturday,  March 11
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Firs Bowl 
RSVP: to Mary Lou


Egg Hunt
Our Egg Hunt is back! April 1st at 1:00 at Camp Harlow. The Easter bunny will be there (and hopefully our very own rooster! ).
We will also have therapy dog teams joining us too.
Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Camp Harlow
RSVP: to Mary Lou


Check back for more upcoming events or sign up for our Family Connections Newsletter so that you’re always in the know!

Central Oregon


​Watch the Central Oregon Candlelighters Facebook page for upcoming activities. To get plugged in to the Bend area Candlelighters, email Kimberly Banner.

Southern Oregon

Jewelry/Craft Class
Come make a jewelry craft on Saturday, February 18. 12:30-3PM at the Medford Library’s Carpenter Room. We will have the components to make jewelry, a bookmark, a pendant… Come join us for some fun and take something precious home!
Aimee Bonacci will be leading our craft class and she has amazing jewelry skills….
Date: February 18
Time: 12:20-3:00pm
Location: Medford Library’s Carpenter Room
RSVP: to Kimberly

Watch for upcoming activities on the Southern Oregon Candlelighters Facebook page, or email Kimberly Bruhn or Ruth Staten.