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Calling Candy Cane Lane Sponsors

Calling Candy Cane Lane Sponsors

Calling Candy Cane Lane Sponsors:  your favorite time of year is here! Get out your Santa hat, and get ready to bring some gifts and joy to a Candlelighters family! During the Holidays, many families with childhood cancer face difficult financial decisions and stress....

Heaven and RFAC in the News

Heaven and RFAC in the News

Ride For A Child, (RFAC) our biggest annual fundraiser was featured in the news! One of this year's Ride for a Child honored children, Heaven, and father/daughter riders, Gregg and Mary Holt, riding for #TeamHeaven share their stories with Jenny Hansson in front of a...

Tee Shirt Fundraiser is Back!

Tee Shirt Fundraiser is Back!

The tee shirt fundraiser is back by popular demand! We have new tee, hoodie and caps designs so you can wear your support during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Purchase Candlelighters’ own #IgniteHopeTogether gear to show your support and start a conversation. All...

Scholarship Recipients 2022-2023

Scholarship Recipients 2022-2023

Drum roll please - we are excited to announce three new Candlelighters Scholarship recipients for the 2022-2023 academic year! Congratulations to: Grace Ujifusa from Happy Valley, OR.. Grace’s intended field of study is history, and she is in the process of deciding...

Meet Aidyn

Meet Aidyn

Meet Aidyn, Candlelighters Programs intern, cancer survivor and Luminaries member, "My name is Aidyn Reed and I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 14 years old. I went into Randall Children’s Hospital with kidney and heart failure and got diagnosed a week later with...

Welcome, Chapter Co-Chair, Sydney Wight

Welcome, Chapter Co-Chair, Sydney Wight

She's lent her energy, empathy and creativity to Mid-Willamette Valley Candlelighters for years, and we've finally managed to make it official! Welcome Sydney Wight, new Chapter co-chair, alongside Mary Lou and Robyn. These three women all have personal experience...

A Thank You from the Executive Director, Sarah Breece

A Thank You from the Executive Director, Sarah Breece

Dear Candlelighters Supporters,  I cannot believe we are already in April of 2022. Over the last two years, although many things have changed, much has stayed the same, including the impact your support has had on pediatric cancer patients and their families.   Since...

2022-2023 Scholarship Applications Open until April 3

2022-2023 Scholarship Applications Open until April 3

Candlelighters awards three higher education scholarships each year to high school seniors or current college students who have previously been or are currently diagnosed with cancer. Find out all you need to know to apply, and fill out the application online now...

Welcome Intern Garrett Waggoner

Welcome Intern Garrett Waggoner

My name is Garrett Waggoner, I am from St. Helens Oregon and when I was 16 years old I was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer. Candlelighters helped me and my family while we were going through this emotional time. As I am typing this I am 22 years...

Welcome to the staff, Ellar Cooper

Welcome to the staff, Ellar Cooper

We are thrilled to welcome Candlelighters newest staff member, Ellar Cooper, Administrative Associate! Ellar is a resource and support professional with over 12 years of experience serving others in a broad range of fields and capacities. Though Ellar was never a...

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