Family Activities

We are in the business of providing smiles and helping families make memories!
Every month, we offer family activities across Oregon and SW Washington at no cost. Not only do families get to come together and be a part of a close knit community, but they are able to put aside challenges, and just have fun for a day with other families who simply “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.
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. 
Check out Candlelighters FAMILY Connections to see what is happening around you!​

Download FAMILY Connections August/Septemeber 2019

View Candlelighters FAMILY Connections for RSVP deadlines and event details.

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

  • August 31 - September 2 - Candlelighters Family Camp - Learn More

Portland Metro & SW Washington

RSVP: Contact Bree at 503.719.4244 or

  • October 3rd, 10th & 17th - Surviving Cancer Competently Workshop with Dr. Kabour, designed to help caregivers learn how cancer is afffecting their family and reduce PTSD that families can experience when facing a cancer diagnosis.

Randall Children's Hospital, open to all families regardless of hospital child is treated.

  • Now Available for FREE to Candlelighters Famililes  - Passes to OMSI and Pump It Up​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Contact Bree or Lisa get your passes


Mid-Willamette Valley Chapter

RSVP: Contact Mary Lou at 541.687.4528 or

Robyn at 541.343.4528 or

  • August 17 - 9th Annual McKenzie River Fishing Trip
  • September 21 - Horseback Riding
  • September 22nd - Clean and Sober Motorcylce Club Fundraiser

Central Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Darcy at 541.419.6426 or

Southern Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Kim at 541.292.3058 or

  • August 20 - Mom's Night Out at 4 Daughters Irish Pub
  • September - Date TBD, Jewelry Making Party