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The financial and emotional impact ofSupport local kids (like Xavier) & their families_signature.png childhood cancer can be enormous.  

  • 2 out of 4 families report considerable to severe household debt as a result of the child’s cancer care.
  • 33% of families state that one adult in their household stopped working completely.
  • 6 out of 10 families with children with cancer reported spending between $1,000 and $10,000 a year on non-medical expenses.

Why give to Candlelighters?

Through the generosity and gifts of foundations, partners and donors, Candlelighters For Children With Cancer helps families by providing:

  • Emergency Financial Assistance to as many as 200 families, $599 annually to help with recurring bills when a family is grappling with childhood cancer; since 2002
  • A weekend away from treatment through our annual Candlelighters Family Camp; since 1995
  • Scholarships for college age students who have battled or are battling cancer; since 1996
  • In hospital hot-catered meals and snacks for as many as 2,000 people annually; since the 1990s
  • Peer support and networking though monthly family activities and programs; since 1980s.

Where Does My Donation Go?

Download our 2019 annual report to learn about revenue and expense allocations.