Candlelighters Fall 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 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.

RSVP for the next meeting here.


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.

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, 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.

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.



https://conta.cc/3sGnjTOCheck out our latest Family Connections Newsletter for even more news and opportunities! You can now view the newsletter in English or en español.

Portland & SE Washington

Pumpkin Patch at Frog Farm
Thursday, October 6th from 4-7 pm.
Frog Pond Farm
Join us on Thursday, October 6th for an afternoon at the Pumpkin Patch at the Frog Pond Farm in Wilsonville. Candlelighters will be onsite at the Frog Pond Farm at 4 pm. The farm closes at 5 pm, but will be staying open an extra two hours just for Candlelighters families!
Pick a pumpkin, visit with the farm animals, and have some donuts and treats on us! After you RSVP, expect additional event details by October 1.

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

Mid-Willamette Valley

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

Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 23rd
Thistledown Farm, 91455 River Road
Each child will get a free pumpkin to take home.
RSVP to Mary Lou, Robyn or Sydney
Christmas Party
December 11th 
Eugene Elks Lodge on W.11th
More info:
Fingers crossed that we will be able to be back inside the lodge! We are planning to be inside but we may have to “pivot” as time approaches, but we’ll be ready either way! For families that haven’t been able to attend the party indoors, you are in for a treat. There will be food, hopefully Olive Garden and various pizza from local parlors. The balloon guys will be there dazzling us with balloon creatures and magic. Face painting, cookie decorating and crafts will also be on hand. The snowman was a big “hit” last year, he’ll probably show up in the lodge. Family pictures will be taken and maybe another coloring contest!
RSVP to Mary Lou, Robyn or Sydney and include the names and ages of the kids

Central Oregon

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.


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

Southern Oregon

Pumpkin Patch / Fall Harvest


Pheasant Fields

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.

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