Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada

July 10, 2024   |   Written By Lexicon Bank

August 2024 Community Spotlight

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada (Candlelighters) was chartered in 1978 by two families, each of whom had a child being treated for cancer. With little to no resources to help them navigate the world of childhood cancer, they came together to create a network of support for families affected by the disease.

They believed that families could find strength, knowledge, and comfort by banding together during their most difficult times. They wanted to use their experience to lessen the burden of those they knew would follow. Over the last 46 years, Candlelighters has provided life-saving support and resources to thousands of children in Nevada who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Today, Candlelighters maintains a full-time office with professional staff focusing on three main areas of support: emotional, quality of life, and financial assistance. Candlelighters serves approximately 400 families and more than 1,800 children (both siblings and diagnosed children) throughout the year. A child diagnosed with cancer being treated in Nevada is the only requirement to become a Candlelighters Family. All programs and services are provided at no cost to the families.

To donate or learn more information about Candlelighters, please visit their website.*

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Join Us In Making A Difference

Candlelighters will host the 2024 Superhero 5K on September 28th at 8:00am in Exploration Peak Park. Superhero 5K is a fun-filled family event that brings the community together in support of local families battling childhood cancer. All funds raised benefit the families served by Candlelighters! The event will provide food, a kid's zone with an inflatable obstacle course and games, and, of course, your everyday superheroes in full costume. All registrations come with a finisher medal and cape while supplies last.

Click below to learn more about getting involved and supporting this year’s Superhero 5K.*

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From office assistance, to events, direct service with our kiddos and Camp Firefly, there is always something going on! Learn more about the many different volunteer opportunities you could be involved with. 

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Make a Donation

You can make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer when you donate to Candlelighters. Every act of generosity counts towards helping families facing childhood cancer in Southern Nevada. 

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