Summer Surprises parties are held each summer for Children’s Memorial Hermann, Texas Children’s Cancer Center, and MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital patients. Candlelighters staff and volunteers organize a fun event for patients in the hospital or receiving treatments in the clinic. This event includes providing gifts and treats, and fun crafts and activities for childhood cancer patients and their siblings.  It brings a little bit of “holiday” cheer in the middle of summer.

Due to COVID-19 and restrictions at our partner hospitals, the 2023 Summer Surprises event will be held off of the hospital premises again this year. Registered Candlelighters families will be sent event and RSVP information closer to summer time.  

For event sponsorship information or to provide an in-kind donation, please contact Carly Bradshaw at [email protected]. To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact Sydney Williams at [email protected].