Quality of Life Programming

Quality of Life Programs are designed to help alleviate the isolation many families feel, we provide family-focused opportunities for parents, the diagnosed child, and siblings to connect with other families who understand their journey. These programs are offered in a fun community setting, giving the families a sense of normalcy during and after treatment while creating meaningful and lasting memories.

Halloween Bash

Families whose diagnosed child or bereaved siblings aged 12 or under can enjoy a fall festival with games, prizes, dinner, and trick-or-treating in a safe environment.

Birthday Club

This newly launched program in 2020 has already become a favorite among Candlelighters kids. This program serves about 40 - 50 local children facing cancer each month. Children receive a birthday card with well wishes and a certificate to pick out a toy or gift card from our Birthday Corner.

No More Chemo Parties

Celebrate with the Cure 4 the Kids, and honor the children who have completed treatment.

Movie Night

Families whose diagnosed child or bereaved siblings aged 12 or under, are invited to enjoy refreshments and a private viewing of a new release with other Candlelighters families.

*In consideration of compromised immune systems, volunteers will be sanitizing the theater.

Thanksgiving Meals

To help offset the cost of this tradition, families whose diagnosed child is undergoing treatment are invited to participate in the Thanksgiving meal program. We will be inviting qualified families in the first part of November.

This program is generously supported by our friends from The Revolution FMO.

Holiday Adopt-a-Family

Every year Candlelighters matches families with generous “adopters” in the community to help provide the families with some holiday cheer. Understanding the increased financial stress, busy schedules, and the overall additional strain that many of our families may feel during the holiday season we hope to alleviate some of these stresses.

Holiday Party

Families whose diagnosed child or bereaved siblings aged 12 or under are invited to celebrate the holidays with Candlelighters.