When our daughter Ava was going through chemo treatment for Leukemia at the age of 2, DC Candlelighters provided wonderful events that our family could attend and forget about the doctors and treatments, like their Bingo Night, Halloween Party, Holiday Party and Mother Daughter Spa Night. They provide a wonderful escape for families and children fighting cancer to go out and enjoy life again. Please consider a donation to our team so that this organization can continue to provide their many wonderful services and programs.
DC Candlelighters provides support to families of children in the Washington DC area diagnosed with cancer. Founded by seven moms who walked the same hospital halls as families do today, the mission, DC Candlelighters is to provide emotional, educational and financial support for the entire family. The most important service we offer is financial assistance during treatment. This aid assists families in paying medical and non-medical bills to help alleviate some of the financial burden. Additionally, we host various events during the year that include hospital and clinic activities, our annual holiday and Halloween parties, Father-Son, Mother-Daughter, and Family Bingo nights, and programs to educate families on various childhood cancer topics.