Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance provides emotional, educational and practical support to families of children with cancer. Candlelighters partners with families and shares their journey as they battle the disease and the tremendous financial burden they inherit immediately upon diagnosis. We offer all of our services free of charge to the families and therefore rely heavily on the generosity of the Houston community.

Support our programs and services by participating in our upcoming events.  Partner with Candlelighters to continue our mission and make life a little easier for these families by participating in our upcoming fundraising events, make a donation or volunteer.



Organize a team of walkers with your family or office!  This is a touching event where you’ll walk alongside families touched by childhood cancer who also want to pay it forward.  You’ll see the difference you’re making for children with cancer and their families first hand!


Sponsor our successful fundraiser by purchasing a table to hear from our childhood cancer honorees and notable guest speakers.  Guest speakers have included President George H.W. Bush, Jen Hatmaker, Susan Baker, Dan Rather, actor G.W. Bailey and Houston Astros President Reid Ryan to name a few.


Join our Candlelighters YPG group and attend Happy Hours throughout the year as well as their signature event, the Margarita Taste Off!  Our YPG demonstrates their commitment to Candlelighters through fundraising and volunteer activities while offering members social and professional networking opportunities.


Schools around Houston are partnering with Candlelighters to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.  Whether your school has a student with cancer or not, this is a great lesson for kids of all ages to learn – that kids with cancer are no different than they are, and the importance of giving back!


$1,000 Provides funeral assistance to families who’s child has lost their battle
$600 Sends a family to Camp CLIFF
$300 Provides a “Bundle of Joy” to families in need for the holidays
$200 Provides gas cards for those families needing to travel into the Texas Medical Center for treatment
$150  Sends a child to Camp CLIFF
$100  Provides groceries and meal passes for families staying in the Texas Medical Center
$75  Provides ONE week of parking assistance for ONE family
$50  Provides supplies for weekly support group meetings


#GivingTuesday proves that the holidays can be about giving and GIVING BACK. It celebrates how Americans can do more with their wallets than just shop – and that we Americans can GIVE as good as we get.

#GivingTuesday is a special call to action and creates a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season to inspire giving every day.

It cost our families $19 a day to park in the Texas Medical Center. As part of your year end giving, can you donate $19 to help a family pay for parking?


For more information about sponsoring, donating, or volunteering for these opportunities, contact the Candlelighters office at 713-270-4700 or emailing Lynn Wheeler at [email protected] or Kelsey Tarpinian at [email protected].