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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Candlelighters is hiring an Administrative Associate! Come join our fun, professional and passionate staff in the Portland area. If you are interested, or you know someone who is qualified, please send them our way. Find the job posting and instructions for applying...

Ride for a Child in the News

Ride for a Child in the News

Watch Jenny Hansson's interview with RFAC Chair David Leslie and past Chair Brandon Johnson about the 20th Ride for a Child, and the new way that riders will be communicating with Honored kids during this weekend's Tygh Valley Rally ride: Traditionally, Ride for a...

The Rhodes Family in the News

The Rhodes Family in the News

When 5 year old Eli was diagnosed with Leukemia at the beginning of COVID, "We had some pretty dark times" says mom Jacey. Jenny Hansson of KOIN 6 interviewed the Rhodes family and learned how the diagnosis affected Eli and what the family does to stay united. Special...

Sarah’s Story as a Childhood Cancer Survivor

Sarah’s Story as a Childhood Cancer Survivor

That's our Executive Director, Sarah Breece at 18. 19 years later, Sarah and her brother, Stephen, talked with Jenny Hansson about how Sarah's diagnosis of ovarian cancer changed the whole family, and the support they wish they'd had. Watch the video below or  read...

Luminaries on The Lake

Luminaries on The Lake

During one of the heat waves earlier this summer, The Luminaries youth group and their families beat the heat with a fun evening of floating, paddling and boating on Lake Oswego. For some, this was the first time meeting in person after more than a year of connecting...

Welcome New Executive Director

Welcome New Executive Director

Help us welcome our new Executive Director, Sarah Breece. Over the last few months, Candlelighters For Children With Cancer has been searching for a new Executive Director. The Candlelighters staff banded together during this transitional time while the Board...

Scholarship Recipient Erin Morrison

Scholarship Recipient Erin Morrison

Congratulations to our three 2021/2022 Candlelighters Scholarship recipients! As part of our whole-family support, Candlelighters offers three Scholarships a year. Scholarships are available to childhood cancer survivors in our community. Our goal is to help offset...

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