Have-A-Heart Gala

Dear Friends of Candlelighters,

Candlelighters of Brevard thanks our community for their generous support of the 2024 Have-A-Heart Gala! Sponsorships and donations for the event on March 23 raised over $280,000 for the children and families of Candlelighters. This impact results in funding 20 programs and services offered to our families annually. Our organization could not provide the emotional support and financial assistance needed by our precious children battling pediatric cancer without our valued donors! Special thanks to our top-tier sponsors: Brevard County Hyundai Dealers; Bill and Stephanie Brown; Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Company; and L3Harris Technologies!

The success of our event will help us provide a haven for families that don’t know where to seek help after diagnosis. It will provide a light in the darkness for parents facing the most difficult time of their lives as they walk beside their children during cancer treatment. Candlelighters’ supporters make it possible for our organization to be the source of comfort for so many in need.

Candlelighters continues to be a light for families through their battle against childhood cancer. The need for our programs is growing as Candlelighters continues to serve a record number of 95 families this year. If you missed joining us for the Gala, please save the date of March 1, 2025 for next year’s celebration! Our community can also support COB by sponsoring our next event – Ladies Night Out – on October 5, 2024 at the Hilton Rialto. For more information, please connect with us at information@candlelightersofbrevard.org. By saying YES to Candlelighters you ensure no child faces cancer alone!


Candlelighters of Brevard Executive Staff & Board of Directors

Thank you 2024 Have-A-Heart Gala Sponsors!

Gold Heart Sponsor $20,000

White Heart Sponsor $10,000

Red Heart Sponsor $7,500

Pink Heart Sponsor $5,000

Yellow Heart Sponsor $2,500

Bosha and Peter Nash

Jacobus Fielding Injury Attorneys

Jay and Missy DiBella

Kendall Automotive Center

Larry and Marcia Ciaccia

Mark and Cheryl Wadsworth

Mercedes, Porsche, Audi of Melbourne

Michelle and Steve Russell

PÜR Life Medical

Ross and Cathy Whitley

Therese Nelson

Toyota of Melbourne

Peach Heart Sponsor $1,500

BSS Exteriors

Bill and Debbie Klein

Brevard Ballet Academy

Brown & Brown of Florida

Ellingson Properties

Florida Power & Light


Hedrick Brothers Construction

Jason and Jodi Daigler

Jennifer Shaver Photography

Jim and Kathy Fanto

Kevin Hill – Re/Max Alternative

L.H. Tanner Construction

Laurel Crowe

LifeStyle Homes

Mark Mikolajczyk

Militano Construction

One Group Insurance

Patti and Mark Gonsalves

Pete and Sandy Sweeney

Ripple Affect Life Coaching

Running Zone, Inc. & Running Zone Foundation

The Tolland Family

The Viera Company

Three Bridges Planning

In-Kind Sponsor $2,500

Brevard Business News

Bull Media

David and Valentina Dashi – Amici’s Family Concepts

Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge

Genna Jewelers

Hot Rayz Limousines

Millefiori Medical Skin Rejuvenation

Mr. Fireplace Patio and Spa

StorSafe Self Storage