Summer Surprises parties are held each summer for 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 organizing 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 2021 Summer Surprises event was be a socially distanced, drive-thru event held off of the hospital premises.  2022 date TBD.  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].

Enjoy these photos from our most recent Summer Surprises parties!

2019 Summer Surprises Party @ MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital

2019 Summer Surprises Party @ Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Center