Family Activities

We are in the business helping families connect and make memories!
Every month, we offer family activities across Oregon and SW Washington at no cost to families dealing with pediatric cancer. Not only do families get to be a part of a close knit community,  they are able to put aside challenges, and just be with other families who “get it.” Our families have made life long friends and shared countless hours of comeraderie with those who have shared their journey.  Family activities are offered throughout our different branches around the state. Check out our bi-monthly newsletter for family activities, FAMILY Connections for more details on events.
A Message From Our Executive Director About COVID-19:

Dear Candlelighters Families,

It is with deep concern about the health and well-being of families battling pediatric cancer that we have made the decision to cancel all in-hospital, family-focused activities and events for now.

With strong recommendations that direct-service organizations use caution during contact with vulnerable populations because of increased threat of Covid-19 or Coronavirus, we felt it was important to minimize risk of community spread.

Your safety, health and well-being are priority during this critical time.
We will keep you posted via social media and email as the situation develops and we are able to resume activities.

If you have any questions, please contact me anytime via email:

Portland Metro & SW Washington
RSVP: Lisa at 503.971-255-0298 
Mid-Willamette Valley Chapter
RSVP: Mary Lou at 541.517.9315 or Robyn at 541.521.8035
Southern Oregon Chapter
RSVP:  Kim at 541.292.3058 

Central Oregon Chapter

RSVP Sarah at 541.306.3613 or Kimberly at 541.788.2809

  • New meal train program - for families who have children who were recently diagnosed or  are currently going through treatment

Oregon and SW Washington - Statewide Activities

  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital Dinners - 1st & 3rd Wednesday every month

  • Randall Children's Hospital Lunches - 1st Tuesday every month

  • OMSI Passes for Candlelighters Families - Candlelighters now has a membership to OMSI! This membership allows for up 15 people, per day, free admission, free parking and other discounts to OMSI. Your family can use the membership as often as you want – there is no limit. Email Lisa for more information.

Candlelighters is proud to offer free services to families experiencing childhood cancer. Per our policy: Families, including all immediate family members are eligible to attend Candlelighters activities until the affected child is age 21.