A Community of Hope


for families with pediatric cancer

A Message to families on COVID-19

Candlelighters staff and board are 100% committed to supporting families facing pediatric cancer during this time, working hard and safely from home.

We recognize that this may feel even more isolating and frightening to the health of families battling cancer; Our families have a unique set of challenges during this time. We are focused on providing creative ways to sustain and grow a community of support, now more than ever.  Stay tuned and follow us on social media, our website and look for emails to keep up to date as we move forward together.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Cancer Warrior Breakfast Update

In the new video we created for the Cancer Warrior Breakfast, the Terriquez family shares just how important the Candlelighters community became after their son Xavier became ill at age three. Since our interview with the Terriquez family, we've had to cancel our Cancer Warrior Breakfast, leaving a funding gap amid growing needs for families caused by COVID-19.

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Who We Serve

Candlelighters provides support for families in Oregon and SW Washington impacted by childhood cancer. From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, we provide programs such as emergency financial assistance, an annual family camp, family activities, bereavement support, and a hospital meal program that offers comfort and support for families during a difficult journey. Through it all, we never charge families a dime.