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 
  • Scholarship Applications are OPEN - Submission deadline April 1 Click Here

Portland Metro & SW Washington

RSVP: Contact Kristin at 503.719.4244 or

  • February 8 - Dad's Night Out
  • February 9 - Bereaved Parents Night Out
  • February 23 - The Luminaries Teen Program Service Learning Project Meeting
  • March 9 - The Luminaries Teen Program PSU Basketball Game
  • March 25 & 26 - The Luminaries Teen Program Spring Break Volunteer Opportunity
  • March TBD - Family Snow Day with the Winterhawks
  • March TBD - Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Mid-Willamette Valley Chapter

RSVP: Contact Mary Lou at 541.687.4528 or

Robyn at 541.343.4528 or

  • January 16 - Mom's Night Out
  • January 20 - January Freeze Ice Cream Social
  • February 5 - Mom's Night Out
  • February 9 - Movie Day at Elks Lodge
  • February 24 - Snowmobile Trip
  • March 9 - Mini Golf and Pizza
  • April 13 - Easter Egg Hunt

Central Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Darcy at 541.419.6426 or

  • February 24 - Snowmobile Trip

Southern Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Kim at 541.292.3058 or

  • January 18 - Movie Night 
  • February 5 - Rogue Snowmobiler's Pie Auction
  • February TBD - Chalk Painting Workshop
  • March 9 - Rogue Snowmobiler's Snow Day