September 12, 2020
Terry Hershey Park
15200 Memorial Drive at Eldridge

Houston, Texas  77024 

  • Stroller, wagon, and wheelchair-friendly 3-mile route
  • FREE food, entertainment, and children’s activities
  • Raffle: family activities, toy baskets, trips and more!
  • Team Awards for Top Fundraisers, Best Team T-Shirt, Team Spirit and more!

Start a Walk Team and get your family, friends and company involved!

1. Candlelighters Family Team
Are you a Candlelighters family? Walk in honor of your HERO! Whether you want to Walk in honor of your on-treatment, off-treatment, long-term survivor child or in-memory, Walk Day is a wonderful day to celebrate and rally together with loved ones AND pay it forward in support of all families touched by childhood cancer.

2. Community Team
Whether you’re a group from a school, sports team, gym, church – literally ANYTHING – the Fun Walk is for YOU! Walk with us to continue providing daily support to children with cancer and their families. Start your own Walk Team or Join one of ours:

Candlelighters Young Professionals Team
MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital Team
Texas Children’s Hospital Team

3. Corporate Team
A great team building opportunity for any size office, business or company! Fundraise around the office in support of childhood cancer families (perhaps there’s one you work with) and come out to celebrate together at the Fun Walk!

4. Individual Walker (not on a team but still want to help fundraise)

TEAM CAPTAINS – when you start your team, we encourage you to recruit at least 10 friends or family members to register and walk with your team! Each walker who raises $100 or more will receive a free Walk T-Shirt on the day of the walk! Remember, the more friends and family members you recruit, the more team members you have fundraising! Don’t forget to set a goal for your team!

Download the Team Captain Participant Center Toolkit

Download our Fun Walk Fundraising Tips

Download our Fun Walk Flyer and Thermometer Poster

Download our Cash and Check Donation Form


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to gather for the annual Fun Walk on September 12, but we are also preparing for different scenarios. Whether we will be walking with our Candlelighters families, friends, and supporters at Terry Hershey Park, or walking in our own neighborhoods, local parks, or favorite trails, we encourage you to register and “Walk with Candlelighters” this year as we continue to walk alongside childhood cancer families every step of the way. As local protocols are changing almost weekly, we will continue to adapt and update our walkers in order to raise the much needed funds for our programs and services for childhood cancer families AND keep us all safe. 


With questions about Sponsoring or Volunteering at our Fun Walk please contact Lynn Wheeler at [email protected].

With questions about registering online, starting a Walk Team and/or any fundraising ideas please contact Kelsey Tarpinian at [email protected].