Dealing with cancer is hard no matter what.
By spending time together as a family making memories and being around other families who understand what you’re going through, it makes that journey a little bit easier. Family activities and programs provide an opportunity for families to spend time with one another in a supportive community full of love and understanding.
Candlelighters programs are open to all families throughout Oregon & SW Washington who have a child or teen from age 0-21 who has been diagnosed with cancer. It is our mission to support & serve each family member—not just the child with the disease. Additionally, we continue to offer services to families when the child is no longer in treatment, as we know that the journey continues when the treatment or chemotherapy ends. All at no cost to the families.
Grief & Bereavement Services
To help families cope with the pain and grief of losing a loved one, Candlelighters offers two different activities throughout the year to help during an unimaginable time in a family's life. Meeting and getting to know other families experiencing grief offers strength and courage as well as community knowing they’re not alone. We also offer assistance with funeral costs.
For additional information please contact: Karsen O'Bryan at 503.719.4244 ext. 3 / Karsen@candlelightersoregon.org.
Join our private Candlelighters Bereavement Community Group on Facebook.
“Picnic in the Park” in the springtime and “A Time of Remembrance” during the Holiday season. Meeting other families experiencing grief and bereavement offers strength and courage to deal with their life without their loved one. As with all Candlelighters activities, they are at no cost to those who attend.
We also understand that when a child passes away the focus should be on the family and not the bills associated with it. Candlelighters offers Emergency Funeral Financial Assistance to help ease the burden of a loss.
Upcoming Bereavement Events:
Come and join us for an evening full of love and community. We will share a relaxed evening enjoying a meal, listening to live music, and creating crafts all in the memory and celebration of the children we have lost. Our program will be led by the amazing Melinda Laus, Grief Counselor. We hope to see you there to celebrate you, your loved one, and your family!
Please RSVP by December 8th to Karsen.