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CROWDRISE : Apr 24, 2014
Tax ID: 26-2254258
BASED: Merrifield,, VA, United States


Supporting families

...Because kids can't fight cancer alone!

DC Candlelighters was founded in 2006 by families of children with cancer.  DC Candlelighters provides educational, emotional, financial, and practical support to children battling cancer and their families. Families of patients treated at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), Georgetown University Hospital, The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Walter Reed), and Inova Fairfax Hospital (Inova) are eligible for financial assistance and are invited to participate in support groups and family events.

Our programs include:

  • Monthly visits in area hospitals and treatment clinics.
  • New patient care bags – a durable duffle bag packed with toiletries, a blanket, an age-appropriate toy (or gift card for teens), journal and book light for parents, and more.
  • Parent support nights that include educational programs on topics such as coping with treatment, available support services, and survivorship issues.
  • An Annual Survivor Conference and provision of two scholarships for post-secondary education (two- or four-year college or vocational training).
  • Provision of free educational books for parents and children that explain the child’s cancer and treatment, and provide advice on coping with side effects and sibling issues.

Family events such as

  • A Day at the Pumpkin Patch
  • Halloween Party
  • Mother-Daughter Spa Night
  • Family Bingo Night
  • Father-Son Sports Night
  • Holiday Party

Tax ID: 26-2254258 •

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DC Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

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