DIY Fundraising

Candlelighters DIY fundraising events are a wonderful and rewarding way to support your friend, family member or co-worker who has a child battling pediatric cancer.

Channel your imagination, your ideas and your energy for a purpose.  Your "Do-It-Yourself" event can be anything from a 5k race, golf tournament, auction, host a dinner, scrapbooking party or bake sale.  Let your talents and interests lead you to your own fundraising venture.

For more information, contact Jennifer Jones at or call 503.719.4244

14th Annual Kruse Way Rotary Sounds Concert
October 3rd, 5:30pm Reception - 7:00pm Concert
Locations: Lakewood Center For The Arts

This year we have another exciting evening to share with you:  The WannaBeatles -- a Grammy nominated group from Nashville -- will entertain you with an "almost" Beatles evening; scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and wine at the reception; the famous Art Bags filled with even better surprises, and "must have" silent auction choices.  All the monies raised will go to our programs to benefit children:  Patrick's Children (bringing education, food, and clean water to children in Uganda); Candlelighter's annual holiday party for children with cancer; scholarships to four and two year colleges; supplies to women's shelter in Portland; and more.  This will be Kruse Way Rotary's 31st year fully organizing, funding, and hosting the Holiday Party for our families. 

Purchase Tickets Here

Howl-O-Ween Low Dough Show

October 29th, Doors at 6pm, Starts at 7:30pm
Location: The Ponderosa Lounge

Come out to Howl-O-Ween Low Dough Show hosted by 99.5 The Wolf featuring music by Riley Green at The Ponderosa Lounge. Riley’s sound is a mixture of outlaw-rebellion and tradition country music. Get tickets now for just $10. It's going to be one HOWL of a party! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Candlelighters For Children With Cancer.

Purchase Tickets Here

20th Annual NW Women Rhythm & Blues Christimas Concert

December 5th, 7-10pm
The Blue Diamond Bar & Grill

December 9th, 6-9pm
Lagunitas Community Room

Come out and celebrate some rockin' holiday blues with Sonny Hess and friends. This is their 20th year supporting Candleighters and tickets sell out quickly. Be sure and get yours.

Purchase Tickets Here

Coins for Candlelighters

Is a fun, easy way to raise money to support families affected by childhood cancer.  Your loose change supports our Emergency Financial Assistance Program, Scholarships to cancer survivors, toys for children and teen specific items, food for the hospitals pantries and hot-catered meals.  We partner with schools, businesses and community groups to execute this program.

Click Here To Become A Champion For Your School

Kids Helping Kids

Looking for a fun way to help increase awareness of the impacts of childhood cancer and raise funds to help more families locally?  KIDS HELPING KIDS is a part of our COINS FOR CANDLELIGHTERS program that teaches service learning, character education and charity in schools where students gain the unique experience of kids helping kids through a coin collection fundraiser.

You make a connection with your local school and we give you all the tools to implement a program.  For additional details contact the Candlelighters office at 503 719-4244 or email Jennifer Jones at


BottleDrop is an easy and earth friendly system for redeeming bottles and cans in Oregon.  Just by recycling you can trigger a donation to Candlelighters For Children With Cancer.  Just Stop by any BottleDrop center and select Candlelighters as your charity of choice!

Create A Facebook Fundraiser 

 Visit, click “Raise Money,” and select Candlelighters For Children With Cancer for your fundraiser.  Starting the fundraiser is easy, share with your friends and get donations.  This is a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday or honor a loved one and tell their story.