Candlelighters Spring Family Activities

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 amongst 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 that has been diagnosed with cancer or their sibling and is aged 13-21. The Luminaries meet every Thursday at 4:30 online to connect, and discuss projects. They also chat on their  discord server regularly.  Email Lisa, Programs Specialist 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 5:45pm.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 1, 5:45pm over Zoom.

RSVP here.


Current Family Activities and Events


In-Person Family Camp Registration
Applications were due May 20.
OMSI Passes for Families
We have general admission passes to OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) for Candlelighters families!
To request, please email Lisa the number of adults, and number of youth attending 2 business days in advance.
Friday, May 27th
Financial Workshop
4:30 pm on Zoom
Learn some life skills as you approach adulthood! KeyBank is offering an educational workshop on strategies for savings and spending. This workshop is open to all Luminaries members and all families who wish to attend.
Click here to sign up.


June 5
Fishing Day
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McKenzie River
Professional river guides will take the kids down the McKenzie River, stopping at the best fishing holes so they can reel in some fish! The kids will get to take home any fish they catch. A warm breakfast will be served in the morning before hitting the river. When they return, a barbecue lunch will be waiting for them. Student/athletes from the University of Oregon and Oregon State will be fishing buddies for the day. Boats are filling up, and this activity is open to MWV families only. RSVP to MaryLou.
> Look for more MWV event information in email from MaryLou.

July 16-17
Corvette Show
More details coming soon!
On July 16, Candlelighter kids will be viewing and choosing their favorite Corvettes at the Corvette Show, followed by lunch. Candlelighters is the beneficiary of this event, and this is the first show since 2017!
> Watch for upcoming activities on Southern Oregon Candlelighters Facebook
page, or email Kimberly.

Check out our latest Family Connections Newsletter for even more news and opportunities.
Sometimes events change or are cancelled due to factors beyond our control. In those cases, we’ll alert you via email.

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