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Candlelighters (Local Chapter)
|Description||CANDLELIGHTERS FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER: Our mission to the community and to the families affected by childhood cancer covers three essential areas: support, education & advocacy.
SUPPORTING THOSE IN NEED – Candlelighters provides frontline assistance to families of cancer patients as they battle the emotional stresses of their experiences. Our members have been through it all and know how to help. Meetings, personal assistance and activities for families provide the outlets needed to share the frustrations and fear caused by childhood cancer.
EDUCATION FOR INFORMED CHOICES – Monthly meetings, including speakers from the medical field, keep members up to date on the research programs, medical information and pediatric care. This helps our families better understand and choose the right treatments for their children.
ADVOCACY FOR TODAY AND FOR THE FUTURE – Candlelighters For Children With Cancer supports families whose children have or have had cancer. 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.”