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Family Activities

We are in the business helping families connect and make memories!
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.

Family Game Nights


Times are different, and although we cannot host our monthly family activities, it doesn’t stop us from thinking outside the box.Let’s take a fun break and take our minds off the stresses of the world through the magic of games.

Whether you are new to Candlelighters, or have known us for some time, we want to see you and have some fun! Our teen group, the Luminaries, is hosting monthly game nights through Zoom.  Every month we’ll have a different theme and will be awarding prizes.
Next family game night:
The Last Decade (2010-2020) Trivia!
Wednesday, January 27, 7:00pm 

This is for the whole family, all ages.

Sign Up

Join us on Wednesday, January 27th at 7 pm for a fun night of trivia. Jog your memory while we quiz you on the most memorable events from 2010-2020. We will be playing on Kahoot! and will award an Amazon gift card for the most guesses. The Zoom link will be emailed out before the event date.


Family Activity Contacts

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  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.