Candlelighters is a not for profit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of children, and their families, coping with childhood cancer and to raise awareness and understanding of the impact of childhood cancer on the children and the families.
Volunteers and donors are essential to the work of Candlelighters. Their talents and resources, time and energy are directed to the fulfilment of the organization’s mission. All actions of those associated with Candlelighters programs are conducted with a high degree of professionalism, integrity and compassion. The work of Candlelighters is complementary to that of the medical community treating children and their families.
Candlelighters provides programs and services “exclusively” for children with cancer and their families. Candlelighters’ programs and services are aimed at needs of the entire family, and deal mainly with alleviating both the emotional and financial stress that families of children with cancer deal with on a daily basis. Candlelighters works very closely with professional staff at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in the development of programs and relies on the strong relationship for smooth program delivery.
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