Candlelighters Family Events provide much needed quality time for childhood cancer families. Oftentimes these events are one of the only external sources of entertainment families feel comfortable engaging in, given the cost associated with other large public events, children being self-conscious about being the only cancer child at an event, and health concerns given their immunocompromised bodies. YOU can help us ensure these events provide wonderful memories for childhood cancer families by contributing what you are able. Sponsors will be recognized at each event throughout the year (depending on the date of when your gift is made.

This year, we will be hosting the following major programs, free to our Candlelighters families!

  1. Bell Ringing In A Box Kits! | Goal: $3,500 | This program provides a party kit, full of gold decorations and a gold bell, for patients to celebrate the end of their cancer treatment! Hospitals are still limited visitors, so this kit will help families kick off their celebration at home! Sponsor may also provide volunteers to assemble kits.
  2. April 19, 2024: Candlelighters Night at Constellation Field, Sugar Land Space Cowboys Game | Goal: $5,000 | FUNDED! | This fun, free family event is a crowd favorite! Family members receive FREE parking, game tickets, concession vouchers and a special game t-shirt branded with sponsor’s logo! Sponsor may also provide volunteers and event attendees.
  3. July 11, 2024: Summer Surprises Party | Goal: $5,000 | This fun, free family event will be an exciting summer bash! It will include gifts for patients and siblings, crafts & fun onsite activities, yard games, superheroes and princesses, and many more surprises! Sponsor may also provide volunteers and event attendees.
  4. October 2024: Candlelighters Family Fall Festival with St. John’s School | Goal: $5,000 | The students at St. John’s always host a fun array of games, carnival events, recreational activities, and surprises. The festival also includes raffle packages, food, music, a costume contest, and more! Sponsor may also provide volunteers and event attendees.
  5. November 2024: Thanksgiving Blessings | Goal: $16,000 | Help us bless 300 Candlelighters families with grocery store gift cards this holiday season! When you have a child going through cancer treatment, your priorities change and your focus shifts. Our hope is that the Thanksgiving Blessings initiative provides a meaningful gift so that a nice Thanksgiving meal doesn’t feel like a financial burden or stress, and still puts a smile on their faces. Sponsor may also provide volunteers to assemble mailing.




If you have any additional questions about supporting or sponsoring our local family programs, please contact Program Director Carly Bradshaw at [email protected] or 713-270-4700.

If you are a Candlelighters Family looking for more information on how to attend one of these events, please contact your Parent Consultant via email.

If you have questions about volunteering at one of these Candlelighters Family Events, please contact Hannah Belk at [email protected] or 713-270-4700.


Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors & Donors 







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