Candlelighters provides emotional, educational and practical support to families of children with cancer.

Although this is our mission statement, it does not tell the whole story, the story of how Candlelighters is there to support hundreds of families each month in a very special way.

It does not tell the story of the special bond that develops between a Parent Consultant and the family of a child newly diagnosed with cancer.

It does not tell the story of the thousands of dollars that a family will spend on parking, meals, and groceries while their child is undergoing treatment and how Candlelighters is there to ease that burden.

It does not tell the story of so many families who would not be able to celebrate the holiday season if it were not for our Adopt-A-Family program. Individuals, corporations, and many groups come together each year to provide a special holiday for hundreds of children and their families.

It does not tell the story of the family that has to come to terms with the fact that their child is not going to survive. The countless hours Candlelighters’ Parent Consultants sit with families listening and providing solace during their time of need is priceless.

And…it does not tell the story of the precious time that families spend together at Camp CLIFF experiencing the magic and fun of camp, surrounded by one another and caring Candlelighters’ volunteers.  Camp is always a time to be treasured!

The stories are endless, as are the needs of the families who have children battling cancer.  Candlelighters thanks you for your awareness that…..

No family has to face childhood cancer alone.