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What is Ride For A Child?  Each year, a group of 45-55 dedicated cyclists join our Ride For A Child (RFAC) team and raise funds for programs that directly serve families in Oregon and SW Washington battling cancer. Riders partner with an Honored Child in our community to highlight the hope and need for support for all Candlelighters families.

Support Staff Needed for Ride For A Child Riders! September 9-16, 2017

Seeking 3-5 individuals (college-aged or older) who want to support a great cause.  Help Ride For A Child with daily set-up and take-down of the team camping area at Cycle Oregon in Central Oregon.  Meals, transportation, accommodations (tent), refreshments and snacks will all be provided.  Meet a great community of 60 cyclists, take in some great scenery, and make some $$ too.  Contact Maureen at mytemo9@yahoo.com for more details and to sign up. 

Read the full RFAC Support Staff Rules & Requirements Here

Sponsor Ride For A Child

Date: September 9-16, 2017

Location: The Classic Crater Lake Adventure

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Want to join RFAC 2017?
1. The Ride For A Child Team is Full for 2017

2. Contact Jennifer at jennifer@candlelightersoregon.org to join the wait list.

What is expected of RFAC team members?
Every team member is encouraged to set a fundraising goal of $2,500 or more. We offer plenty of fundraising ideas and support, and help you set up your own personal website. Groups of riders are  connected with an Honored Child who has recently battled cancer for the year.  Cyclists literally Ride For A Child - and raise awareness and support for Candlelighters families along the way.

Why ride:
Each year, 200 new children and teens will be diagnosed with cancer in Oregon and SW Washington, with more than 1,000 families in treatment at any time. Candlelighters supports these kids and families by providing emergency financial assistance, monthly family activities, bereavement support and in-hospital programs such as catered meals, food pantries, and a weekly snack cart.

2017 Ride For A Child Honored Children



Thank You To Our Wonderful Sponsors!

Ride For A Child Gold Sponsor

Ride For A Child Silver Sponsors



Ride For A Child Bronze Sponsors

Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation

Collier Arbor Care

Connelly Law Offices

Endeavour Capital

LHL Homes

Mascord Design Associates  


2016 Recap

Last year, our 45 extraordinary cyclists rode along Oregon’s southern coastline and raised more than $170,000 for Candlelighters’ families! 

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:  Alan Mascord Design Associates, Antico & Forbess, Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation, Collier Arbor Care/Bartlett Tree Experts, Harris WorkSystems, John L. Scott Foundation, Johnson RV, Norlift of Oregon, Overhead Door Company of Portland, Weston Kia Buick GMC, ZGF Architects, Parr Lumber, A Body of Wisdom Natural Family Medicine, First Republic Investment Management, and Pathfinder Logistics.  Ride For A Child would not be possible without your support.