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Joey and the Luminaries in the News
The Luminaries
Joey and the Luminaries in the local news!
Joey, Christian and Sea, pictured at Candlelighters Family Camp – and all of our Luminaries group continue to inspire the community.
Joey and his mom, Melissa shared what it was like for Joey and their family to find a group of friends in the Luminaries. Watch the story that aired on KOIN 6’s Positive Vibes.

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 that has been diagnosed with cancer—or their sibling—and is aged 13–21. They meet weekly online, and have in person meetups and activities as well. Learn more about the Luminaries here or contact Lisa@CandlelightersOregon.org for information on joining.