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 comradery 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!‚Äč

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
  • Doernbecher Snack Cart - Every Friday 
  • June 29 - SUPERHERO 5K - Free Registration and T-Shirts for families.
  • August 31 - September 2 - Candlelighters Family Camp - Learn More

Portland Metro & SW Washington

RSVP: Contact Bree at 503.719.4244 or

  • June 1 - Teen Program - Service Learning Project Meeting
  • July TBD - Celebration of Remembrance (Formerly Picnic in the Park)

Mid-Willamette Valley Chapter

RSVP: Contact Mary Lou at 541.687.4528 or

Robyn at 541.343.4528 or

  • June 2 - Family BBQ
  • July 12 - Relay for Life
  • August 17 - 9th Annual McKenzie River Fishing Trip

Central Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Darcy at 541.419.6426 or

Southern Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Kim at 541.292.3058 or

  • May TBD - Mom's Night Out at the Movies
  • July 7 - Hellgate Jet Boat's Dinner Cruise
  • July 13 & 14 - Southern Oregon Corvette Association's 2019 Corvette Weekend