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A non-profit charity providing support, education and assistance to families who have children diagnosed with cancer and/or blood related disease.
Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, Inc. was established in 1983 and serves a five county area of SW FL. We are an affiliate of American Childhood Cancer Organization, formerly known as Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation.
The Candlelighters serve over 450 families who have a child in treatment, in remission, bereaved parents, bone marrow transplant patients, long term survivors as wellas the professionals who care for them. All programs and services are provided at no cost to the family.
"Cancer is not a disease of one person, Cancer is a disease of an entire family." Candlelighters helps to educate a family so they can become a better advocate for their child and make decisions based on being informed.
Other services available to registered families include a toy chest project, weekly pizza night, family activities, emergency funds, newsletters, support groups, parent to parent networking and referrals to other community resources.
As a non-profit 501c3 charity, Candlelighters relies entirely on tax deductible donations and the assistance of volunteers to help us achieve our goals.
- Klair Snellbaker
- (239) 432-2223
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