COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR CANDLELIGHTERS
Candlelighters partners with groups in the community who raise funds in support of childhood cancer families each year. Community events are a HUGE asset to our daily programs and services we provide to children with cancer and their families, making up about 1/4 of our annual fundraising dollars. Thank you to all our community event partners!
ANDY ALLEN CLAYS FOR A CURE CHALLENGE
The Andy Allen Clays for a Cure Challenge was created in 2014, the year that Andy Allen relapsed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), by a group of volunteers who considered the Allen family …… well, “family.” They simply had to do something to help Andy and others like him. Now 6 years later, the clay shoot includes several childhood cancer Ambassadors who have each chosen a charity of choice to benefit. Thanks to Candlelighters kid and childhood cancer survivor, Jacob Munoz, Candlelighters is the Silent Auction beneficiary of the clay shoot. You can bid online too! Join us October 30, 2020 as we raise funds for the childhood cancer community in Houston!
ASTROS FOUNDATION CHARITY GAME
Each September the Astros Foundation hosts a charity game to support efforts in the community. The past two years their focus has been on childhood cancer and have gifted Candlelighters more than $200,000 to fund our programs and services for childhood cancer families and more than 500 tickets to send childhood cancer families to a ball game. Stay tuned for the 2020 date!
CROSBY FAIR AND RODEO
Each February the Crosby Fair and Rodeo committee hosts Bras for a Cause; an event where men from the Crosby community design and model bras all to raise funds for cancer families in the community. Yes, you might have to see it to believe it! Since 2017, they have awarded more than $87,000 for Candlelighters programs and services to support childhood cancer families. Stay tuned for the 2021 date!
GOLF FOR GREATER HOUSTON – FLUOR CORPORATION
Each Fall, Fluor Corporation hosts the Golf for Greater Houston golf tournament and Candlelighters has had the honor of partnering with them as a beneficiary since 2018, resulting in $100,000 for Candlelighters programs and services. Stay tuned for a date of Fall 2020 to come play with us!
HOUSTON RELOCATION PROFESSIONALS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Each Fall the Houston Relocation Professionals host a Golf Tournament to benefit Candlelighters. Stay tuned for a date of Fall 2020 to come play with us!
MONTZ AND MAHER SMILES FOR LIFE WHITENING CAMPAIGN
Each year from March 1 – June 30, Montz and Maher Dental Group runs a whitening campaign for charity. Starting at $200, 100% of whitening treatments in this time frame benefit charity. Candlelighters is honored to be their local charity partner for our third year! Make an appointment today!
POWER WIZARD LIGHTS UP MORE LIVES
A new energy service in Houston has partnered with Candlelighters to save you money AND give back to the childhood cancer community. Power Wizard looks at how you use electricity, finds you the best plan based on your usage, manages the switch to a new provider, then ensures you won’t overpay for electricity again. But Power Wizard is looking to do more than just save you money on your light bill. When you use promo CANDLELIGHTERS at check out, you’ll become a member of Power Wizard for one year for FREE, and secure a $50 donation to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance.
ROTARY CLUB OF HOUSTON HEIGHTS FOUNDATION AND GOLF TOURNAMENT
In 2019 the Heights Rotary Club Foundation and Golf Tournament collectively chose Candlelighters as a beneficiary of funds raised as well as a memorial gift left to the club to specifically be used for practical support of childhood cancer families in Houston. The club has committed to gifting Candlelighters $100,000 in support of our daily programs and services.
TEAM REJOYCE WASHER TOURNAMENT
After losing their mother to a long, hard fought battle with cancer, Joyce’s family decided it was time to fight back. In 2009, Team ReJoyce was created, and what started out as a small fundraiser in their backyard has turned into a community-wide annual event. It is their goal to fight this awful disease and to help ease the burden from those currently facing this challenge. Team ReJoyce’s annual Weekend of Hope has been canceled for 2020. Please stay tuned for the 2021 date.
We’re always looking to partner with community members! If you’re interested in having Candlelighters as a beneficiary of your event or looking to start an event, please contact our Development Director, Kelsey Tarpinian at [email protected] or (713) 270-4700.