"Because kids can't fight cancer alone..."Serving Brevard County Residents for 26 years!

Candlelighters of Brevard, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families by offering emotional support and financial assistance.

We are committed to ensuring no one has to face the diagnosis
of childhood cancer alone.

A Light of Hope for Kids with Cancer

What many people may not understand about childhood cancer is that the devastation reality of the disease goes miles beyond anything physical. In addition to the extreme financial strain of paying for care, Brevard based families must also devote an overwhelming amount of time, travel and money for countless other expenses. From the shock of the diagnosis to the painful side-effects of treatment, the ongoing heartbreak and emotional impact felt by the entire family is hard to imagine.While nobody can see the diagnosis coming, we can make sure that Brevard patients and families have the support and resources they need to fight back. From economic assistance to emotional encouragement, join Candlelighters of Brevard in helping families survive the extreme physical, psychological and practical hardships of this disease.

Consider the following truths:
  • Because there are no pediatric oncologists in Brevard, 100% of our families must travel out of the county in order to seek medical care.
  • These families also drive approximately 360,004 miles to their treatment centers.
  • In 2015 these families spent 1,103 days at clinic visits, 1,004 days in-patient and over 200 days were spent at the Ronald McDonald House.

Crystal Kabboord Memorial Fundraiser & Motorcycle Poker Run
~ October 22, 2016 ~

Crystals Day LogoCrystals Day  is a memorial, fundraising event for Candlelighters of Brevard, honoring our special angel, Crystal Kabboord, who battled cancer courageously. We honor her and all of our other children who live and have lived with childhood cancer. Find Out More Information on Crystal’s Day Click HERE

Kabboords Martial Arts School

Thank you to all 2016 Crystal’s Day Sponsors

Butterfly Sponsor – $1,000

  • Art & Lorie Evans
  • Da Kine Diego’s Insane Burritos
  • Global Marketing Research Services, Inc (Tony Diana)
  • Steven G. Casanova, Esq.

Dragonfly Sponsor – $500

    • Anonymous donor
    • Andrew Kirschner – Jackson/Kirschner Architects
    • Bill & Stephanie Brown
    • Craig Technologies, Inc.  
    • Daniel Crites
    • David, Jackie, Jake, Samantha & Zachary Drake
    • Greg Kirschner – Curri / Kirschner Real Estate Group
    • Kris & Tracey Latshaw
    • Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
    • Malek Family
    • Mike & Janice Spragins
    • Rocketman Pools (Kerry & Geoff Thornton)
    • Ross & Cathy Whitley

Ladybug Sponsor – $250

  • Atlantic Environmental Solutions, Inc
  • Attention To Details – Nanette & Robin
  • Buchanan Family
  • Brevard Insurance & Marketing Inc.
  • Bud & Kim Deffebach
  • Daytona Hyundai
  • Florida Eye Associates
  • Kane Construction Management Inc.
  • Kraver Family
  • Kurtis Hollowood Rental 
  • Michael Moss, PA
  • Montessori Group Schools
  • William Kabboord
  • Fish Window Cleaning 

Signature In-kind Sponsors- In-kind donations valued at over $1000+

  • Cabana Shores Tiki Bar & Grill
  • Cox Farms
  • Doubles Beachside – Event Food Sponsor
  • The Produce Place

In-Kind Donors

Andretti Thrill Park; Brevard County Sheriff’s Department; Candlelighters Volunteer Guild; Chilly Willy Ice Cream & Sno-Balls; DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Beach Oceanfront; Florida Dermatology Center for Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Dermatology;  Kabboord Volunteers of family & friends; Sanger Family of Wines; Silhouette Hair Design, Inc., Sorelli Hair Studio & Spa; Standout Printing, Starbucks A1A & Pine Tree; The QuaterBones Band; The Abandoned Satellites Band; Modern Mint Studios – Keanna De La Cruz; Udder Delite; Wagon Wheel Pizza & Restaurant

Candlelighters in the News!

Candlelighters of Brevard’s Resale Shop wins best used furniture store in Indialantic under the category of “Places to Shop”.


Childhood Cancer Awareness


September marked National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. At Candlelighters of Brevard, we took that opportunity to more deeply reflect with our community on the realities of childhood cancer. For over 26 years, Candlelighters has seen first-hand the devastation that the diagnosis of childhood cancer brings on to the entire family unit. However, we have also witnessed how the community can make a tremendous difference in the lives of these same families through education, advocacy, financial assistance and emotional support. All month long on COB’s Facebook we shared information, facts, stories and much more. To all of our COB families past and present throughout Brevard County, we honor each of you. Together as a community, if we reach out for their little hands we may just be able to touch their big hearts.



We would like to thank Harbor City Hooligans for hosting a fundraiser – donating 100% of their funds raised to Candlelighters of Brevard. “Because kids can’t fight cancer alone”.


August 2016 Harbor City Hooligans held a fundraising event at Intracoastal Brewing Company to benefit Candlelighters of Brevard. They donated 100% of the funds raised through their raffles as well as an additional donation from the organization giving a total donation to Candlelighters of Brevard of $895!!! This is truly awesome! We are honored to have been chosen as their donation benefactor. Without community minded groups such as Harbor City Hooligans and all of the people that supported them, we couldn’t continue to offer the programs and services we do to help families in Brevard County who have children diagnosed with cancer.

Their donation dollars go back directly to families right here in Brevard. Not to find a cure, not to go towards other funding, but to directly help Brevard County families.

Thank You Harbor City Hooligans!! YOU ALL ROCK!!!


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