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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...

Candlelighters Scholarships: Update from Anna

Candlelighters Scholarships: Update from Anna

In 1996, Candlelighters For Children With Cancer established the Candlelighters Continuing Education Scholarship Program for childhood cancer survivors to help families offset medical bills after years of treatment, follow up appointments, and on-going medical issues....

Anna Grace & the Pelson Family in the News!

Anna Grace & the Pelson Family in the News!

http:/ When (now) 16-year-old Anna Grace was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2020, in some ways everything changed. Her family faced being apart from each other often. One parent would drive to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for weekly chemotherapy, staying sometimes...

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...

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