A childhood cancer diagnosis can be devastating. Candlelighters offers strength and support to young cancer patients and their families. Candlelighters strives to ensure that 100% of children and teens diagnosed with cancer get the support they need. Through Financial Support, Family Support, Education Support and Survivor Support, Candlelighters is there to support patients and their families throughout the whole childhood cancer journey.
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CANDLELIGHTERS Childhood Cancer Support Programs
Registered Name: CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD CANCER SUPPORT PROGRAMS INC.
Business Number: 877796805RR0001
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Campaign Ended Sept. 30, 2019
Having a critically ill child can be a tremendous financial burden. Candlelighters covers all parking costs during treatment stays. For cancer patients and survivors, offers a post-secondary education bursary. When your child is literally fighting for their life, often the financial and socio-economic impact on your family can be devastating.
Candlelighters understand that a cancer diagnosis is an overwhelming experience. A childhood cancer diagnosis can be devastating for a family. Support is crucial for not just the young patient but for parents and siblings as well. Candlelighters offers a number of support programs so families know they aren’t alone on the journey.
Kids learn when they feel good. And for young cancer patients, a conventional school classroom is often not an option. CyberKids provides an iPad to all newly diagnosed children. Not only do these devices help these children keep up academically, they often provide much-needed distraction while going through medical procedures and treatment.
Survivorship is most often the longest part of the childhood cancer journey. Candlelighters provides the following support programs to survivors of childhood cancer to meet the ongoing needs: YSI - Youth Survivor Initiative, Post-Secondary Equipment Support & Survivor Counselling.
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