Summer Surprises parties are held each summer for Texas Children’s Cancer Center, MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, and Children’s Memorial Hermann pediatric oncology patients.  Candlelighters staff and volunteers organize a fun party, full of summer surprises, for patients and their families!  This event includes providing gifts and treats, fun crafts and activities, and more surprises to provide a little bit of “holiday cheer” in the middle of summer.

Due to COVID-19 and restrictions at our partner hospitals, the 2022 Summer Surprises event will be held off of the hospital premises at a third-party location on July 12, 2022.  Registered Candlelighters families will be sent event and RSVP information closer to the date!

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 party!

2021 Summer Surprises Party