Who We Help
Candlelighters serves children diagnosed with cancer being treated in Nevada, from birth to age 21. Candlelighters provides family- centered care in which programs and services are available not only to the diagnosed child but to their siblings and parents as well.
Candlelighters offers bereavement support to families who have lost a child to cancer. Families are offered support contingent on the different stages of the grieving process to best meet the needs of the family.
CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTS & FIGURES
- 1 in 285 children living in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer this year.
- 50,000 is the estimated number of children fighting cancer in hospitals today.
- Cancer remains the most common cause of death by disease for children in America.