In Tarrant County there are more than 120 families each year that have a child diagnosed with cancer. These children represent families from all walks of life that are thrust into a frightening world of pain and frustration. Candlelighters of Fort Worth works directly with the Hematology and Oncology Center of Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1992 we have helped hundreds of families by offering emotional support and financial assistance; picking up where other agencies leave off.

16th Annual Drive Fore Children With Cancer Golf Tournament

CHILDHOOD CANCER—WOW! Can you imagine hearing these words. You can become a green or tee box sponsor for only $250 and help these families!

It is time for the 16th annual “Drive Fore Children With Cancer” golf tournament hosted by the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Greater Fort Worth. This year’s tournament will be held at the Lost Creek Golf Club in west Ft. Worth. The date for this year’s event will be Monday, April 28th, 2014.
Cancer is a devastating word to hear. What’s worse is hearing that it is one of your loved ones that has cancer. Lives are forever changed, turned upside down. What once was normal will never be normal again. The daily emotional and financial demands of having a child with cancer can be overwhelming. That’s why Candlelighters is dedicated to ensuring that these families do not have to endure this crisis alone. Since 1992 we have helped hundreds of families face this tragedy by offering emotional support and financial assistance; picking up where other agencies leave off.
However, we cannot succeed at these tasks without the generous support of our community. We ask that you join us in reaching these goals by participating, donating, or sponsoring our golf tournament. We understand the financial stress of our economy at this time; however, cancer is never yielding
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If you would like to donate, please fill out the included form and mail by April 14, 2014. We commit to you a great day, on a great golf course, for an even greater cause…….kids with cancer!

Social Support and Activities:


Weekly:

Thursday Evening Pizza
Monday Morning Coffee & Donuts
Family Care Coordinator Visits

Yearly:
Drive Fore Children with Cancer Golf Challenge
Water Park Picnic
Night Run
Christmas Events at Cook Children's Medical Center

Continuing Education:
2008 A Sponsorship of the Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care
2007 Grief Hurts Workshop for Bereaved Parents

Childhood Cancer Facts

Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.

One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20.

Although the 5 year survival rate is steadily increasing, one quarter of children will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
"Cancer remains the number one disease killer of America's children - more than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Asthma and Aids combined."

Mission Statement


The mission of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Greater Fort Worth is to serve childhood and adolescent hematology/oncology patients treated through Cook Children’s Health Care System and their families, to provide support for not only these but survivors of pediatric cancers and bereaved families, and to serve these families without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin or social status.

Our goals are to:

* Meet the needs of children and adolescents with cancer and catastrophic blood disorders by providing hope, support, education and encouragement to those patients and their families.

* Increase the public’s awareness of childhood cancer and its problems; promote understanding of the special problems of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.