WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Candlelighters serves children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, parents of children who are being or have been treated for cancer, bereaved families, immediate family members, health care professionals, and educators.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Parents affected by childhood cancer naturally experience a lot of fear and frustration. Because they don't want to pass those fears onto their children, they may end up internalizing that stress.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
Candlelighters For Children With Cancer helps families in Oregon and SW Washington by providing support, education, advocacy and hope to families whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer, including grief and bereavement support. We work through all the stages: discovery, diagnosis, treatment and remission, and can also help with other issues, such as those that arise when a child dies. Our motto is, "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
We are an outlet for families to share the fear and frustrations caused by childhood cancer. We also offer different activities to help with living and coping during what is arguably an unimaginable time in a family's life. Meeting and getting to know other families affected by childhood cancer offers strength and courage.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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