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Candlelighters Fun Walk - Walking Alongside Children with Cancer

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ORGANIZATION: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 11 people are interested
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The Fun Walk is Candlelighters' largest community event hosting 1,200+ attendees all choosing to walk alongside childhood cancer families raising funds for programs and services that directly impact these families, as well as awareness around all the burdens these families face on a daily basis.

More opportunities with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance, Inc.

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About Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance, Inc.

Location:

12919 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100, Stafford, TX 77477, US

Mission Statement

No family should have to go through childhood cancer alone. We have been on this journey and are now shining our light in the darkness for others. A light of understanding, knowing the path families travel having walked it ourselves. We are there each and every day providing emotional, educational, and practical support to families of children with cancer.

Description

Candlelighters began in 1989 with two parent support groups from the Texas Medical Center: one at Texas Children’s Cancer Center (TCCC) and one at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital (MDACCH). In the fall of 1993, the two groups merged, and Candlelighters was legally formed.

The founding families’ goal was to provide the kind of support they wished they had while their children were on treatment. Since 1992, Candlelighters Parent Consultants (parents of children with cancer) have been providing daily support to families of children receiving treatment at MDACCH and TCCC. We have grown from two Parent Consultants to five, and are still meeting daily with families at these institutions in the Texas Medical Center as well as Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Texas Children’s West and Woodlands campuses.

Candlelighters serves all children with cancer and their families at every stage of their journey. Our support extends to families of children on-treatment, long term survivors, adult survivors, and those whose child lost their battle with cancer. Cancer does not discriminate and neither does Candlelighters. All our programs and services are offered at no cost to families of children with cancer.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Sat Sep 07, 2024
06:30 AM - 01:00 PM

WHERE

15200 Memorial DriveHouston, TX 77079

(29.78155,-95.62148)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Food Service
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Volunteers must be able to drive themselves. If younger, a driving age chaperone must stay.

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