Superhero Suit Up Campaign

Candlelighters invites the community to join us to participate in the Superhero Suit Up Campaign to celebrate the brave children of our hometown battling cancer. The campaign features inspirational photos, videos and stories from the Candlelighters’ Operation Superhero experience. This program was created in 2019 to provide deserving families with a superhero transformational photoshoot experience through Jason Hook Photography with the help of program volunteers and donors. Candlelighters selects the 6 most deserving children battling cancer within the organization annually based on specific criteria: Currently on treatment; Severity of cancer & treatment; Life altering side effects from cancer and/or treatment; Relapse or length / longevity of time on treatment / battling cancer. The children and their families attend a Hollywood Premiere themed Reveal Party where they see their movie posters and movie trailer on the big screen. This two-part experience is extremely empowering for the children and their families as they see the support of the community surrounding them during their most difficult time of need. On behalf of Candlelighters of Brevard, thank you for supporting the Superhero Suit Up Campaign. This fundraiser allows the children of Candlelighters to fully develop and engage their superpowers against the villain – cancer. Every donation dollar counts towards lifting our precious youth. Your encouragement and generosity in 2020 surpassed our campaign goal and raised over $40,000 to provide emotional support and financial assistance to over 70 children and their families right here in our own community.

We look forward to announcing the information for the 2021 Superhero Suit Up Campaign in November. Stay tuned!

BREAKING NEWS: Spectrum News 13

Candlelighters has been spotted on the small screen! The Superhero Suit Up Campaign is a feature on Spectrum News 13! Be sure to tune in today to local Channel 13 to watch the story live or visit the link. 

At Candlelighters, we understand the magnitude of being able to share the story of our courageous superhero kids with the community. We thank the entire Spectrum News team along with Greg Pallone – for giving Sydney and our organization – a voice!

Videography courtesy of Josh Painter

A justice league is formed when individual superheroes join forces for good. Our Candlelighter families – mom, dad, siblings and child with cancer are all impacted by this devastating diagnosis. It will take a justice league coming together for good to provide these families with every resource needed. We challenge you to SUIT UP for National Childhood Cancer Awareness and become a superhero to the children of Candlelighters.

GET INVOLVED

Every donation dollar counts towards lifting our precious youth. Our campaign goal goes towards providing emotional support and financial assistance to over 70 children and their families right here in our own community.

  • DONATE: Support the mission of providing programs and services to local families battling pediatric cancer by making a general donation.
  • JOIN THE SUPERHERO SUIT UP CHALLENGE: Step 1: Donate! Step 2: Suit Up as a Superhero! Step 3: Share your challenge photo or short video on social media with #SuperheroSuitUp. 
  • ENGAGE WITH CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES: Businesses are encouraged to select a day in Fall 2021 for their employees to wear capes and/or dress up as superheroes; post in support of Candlelighters on social media; and make a company donation (any size donation appreciated). For corporate engagement opportunities please email information@candlelightersofbrevard.org.
  • VISIT:  Visit the Candlelighters’ Resale Shop at 436 5th Avenue, Suite 1 in Indialantic. Purchase awareness items such as t-shirts, key chains and canvas bags to support the campaign. For hours and information call 321.728.5600.