Candlelighters 2nd Annual Cancer Warrior Breakfast is in the Books.
Thanks to our Cancer Warriors we raised more than $67,000 for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer's life-changing programs and services!
Candlelighters annual Cancer Warrior Breakfast held on April 19, 2018 at the Multnomah Athletic Club focused on Candlelighters annual Family Camp that has touched more than 4,000 individuals since starting in 1999.
Dr. Marianne Kabour, a clinical psychologist from Randall Children's Hospital explained why the camp experience can foster stronger family relationships and help build a community with other families dealing with the same issues.
Parents Kalpana Krishnamurthy and Thomas Wheatley spoke about their own personal journey and how their son with cancer and his brother have dealt with the diagnosis and ongoing treatments. "Family Camp gave us a way to really connect more deeply with these families. To share a meal. To get into a real conversation. To reconnect with folks who are living similar challenges." They went on to say: "We traded war stories. And talked about the feeling you get walking through Home Depot holding hands with your sick kid. That chip on your shoulder as you watch for the tiniest odd look or sideways glance from other shoppers. That feeling that you'd move heaven and earth to watch your kid get a spurt of energy and skip down the aisles. Family Camp is full of these shared experiences, these personal connections, that remind you that you're not alone in navigating your family's cancer journey."
Your support of Candlelighters mission to provide a community of healing, hope and light will enable Candlelighters to continue offering families transformative programming throughout the lifelong journey of childhood Cancer.
A special thank you to Sally Showman for your gift of time and talent, glassybaby for beautiful centerpieces, Farmers Insurance for volunteers, and Sightglass Photography!
Thank You To Our Wonderful Sponsors!
Kruse Way Rotary
Callahan Law Office, PC