Harvest of Hope is Candlelighters For Children With Cancer’s annual gala and auction.
In 1977, five families banded together in the wake of childhood cancer diagnosis to form a community of hope, healing and light. Forty years later, that legacy continues to shine serving over 80,000 family members since inception in Oregon & SW Washington. 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of Harvest of Hope, the annual gala of Candlelighters For Children With Cancer. Bringing together over 300 individuals from Oregon and SW Washington's philanthropic community in 2016 to raise $170,000 to support local families through every step of the pediatric cancer journey.
The annual gala features silent and live auction bidding, raffles, entertainment, fine food and wine, and inspiring stories of hope and resilience from families in the pediatric cancer community.
Thank You To Our Wonderful Sponsors!
We did it! And, we couldn’t have done it without you! THANK YOU to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendees for making Candlelighters For Children With Cancer’s 14th annual Harvest of Hope our biggest success to date. With your support, we raised over $170,000. We had more than 300 guests and 50+ volunteers.
With 200 silent auction packages, there was something for everyone. Singer Lovey James added to our reception ambiance. Our Master of Ceremonies, KPTV’s Tony Martinez, and Auctioneer Justin Timm revved up the audience helping sell live auction packages.
We profiled the Delos Reyes Family and their 13-year-old daughter Lexy who have been with Candlelighters since Lexy was diagnosed with cancer at 14 months. The Delos Reyes Family is the perfect example of how cancer can impact a family and why our EFA Program is so important. Because Lexy has needed so much care, her mother gave up her career and her father supports the entire family. Over $80,000 was raised to support this invaluable service to our families.
Candlelighters also recognized two amazing partnerships that have helped our organization continue to provide services to families. We presented our first-ever Harvest of Hope Partnership Award to T.J.Maxx for supporting our auction for the past 14 years. .
Our second award was given to Dick Hartung. We presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership and passion for trailblazing Ride For A Child.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Cambia Health Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield, Ferguson, JVNW, Norlift of Oregon, Washington Trust Bank, Genentech, GBD Architechs, Kuzman Forest Products, Metropolitan Pediatrics, SmithCFI, Owen Roe, and T.J.Maxx. Harvest of Hope would not be possible without your support.
We hope you’ll join us next year for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer’s 40th Anniversary!