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 229,623 miles to their treatment centers.
- In 2016 these families spent 947 days at clinic visits, 608 days in-patient and over 175 days were spent at the Ronald McDonald House.
THANK YOU TO OUR HAVE-A-HEART SPONSORS!
Congratulations to Jennifer Escobar-Diaz for Winning the Beautiful 2017 Hyundai Ioniq!
With your help, we raised over $232,000! We are so humbled by the overwhelming generosity of our community.
Happy Holidays from Candlelighters of Brevard
Thank you to the hosts, sponsors, donors and guests of the Masquerade, Martini’s & Masterpieces Gala that was held to benefit Candlelighters of Brevard on Friday, November 3rd.
This entertaining and fun masquerade was truly one of a kind.
We are honored to be the beneficiaries of $7,385 raised through the raffles and auctions during the gala. What a difference this will make for our programs and services in supporting our local families who have a child diagnosed with cancer.
A heart filled Thank You to Chong Grace Han of Red Ginger Melbourne, Selo Alkaranfil of SeloBrate.com, and Joanna Godwin for hosting this one of a kind masquerade and choosing to support Candlelighters of Brevard. We are humbled by your generosity and caring hearts.
We also thank the sponsors, donors, guests and volunteers who made this event possible. “Because kids can’t fight cancer alone” is more than just a tagline at Candlelighters of Brevard. We continue to help 73 active families who currently have a child diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Thank you for supporting Candlelighters’ of Brevard. Inc!
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
In celebration of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Candlelighters raised awareness and funds for our 70+ active children battling pediatric cancer by auctioning a “MAGIC” concert experience and Candlelighters Bike.
Thank you to all that participated in our September raffles. Congratulations to Sharon on winning our Candlelighters Bike Raffle and to Deb for winning our online auction for the Bruno Mars concert experience!
Childhood Cancer Awareness
September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. At Candlelighters of Brevard, we take this opportunity to more deeply reflect with our community on the realities of childhood cancer. For over 27 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 share 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.