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.
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.
- 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.
This year’s event was a huge success thanks to the tremendous support of our Brevard community, event sponsors, and our amazing volunteers. Over $51,000 was raised – all of which helps Candlelighters of Brevard provide dire programs and services. With 65 families currently being served – every donation dollar is making a difference in their fight against childhood cancer.
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Special thanks to Brevard County Hyundai Dealers (BCHD)! As of this year, they are the longest-running signature sponsor of the Ladies Night Out event. The local owners of BCHD serve as major cash and in-kind donors of all signature events for Candlelighters of Brevard. From their generous donation of a brand new car each year for the annual Have A Heart Gala, to serving on our board and various committees, BCHD give their personal and professional time, resources, funding and talent, helping to provide COB with every resource needed to grow and flourish as an organization dedicated to children in their fight against childhood cancer. We are most especially appreciative and grateful for the support of Tracey Latshaw, for her commitment to our organization and for serving on the Candlelighters’ Board of Directors. From the grandparents to grandchildren – the entire Nelson, Latshaw and Russell families are all personally involved with Candlelighters.