Candlelighters Fun Walk-2021

Walking Alongside Childhood Cancer Families Every Step of the Way!

Join us for the 2021 Fun Walk benefiting Candlelighters. Candlelighters serves children with cancer and their families receiving treatment in the Texas Medical Center and provides all of its services and programs at NO COST to these families. Funds raised from the Fun Walk help fund all of Candlelighters programs and services proivded daily for childhood cancer families; including: hospital parking assistance, emotional support from families who have survived childhood cancer, meal passes, groceries, gas cards, and more! These programs and services are provided to any and all families with a child who has received a cancer diagnosis. As cancer affects the entire family, all our programs and services include the entire family - because one day, cancer will be gone, but our families will be here forever.

Walk where you choose on Saturday, September 11, 2021!

We'll be at Terry Hershey Park, but encourage you to walk safely wherever you'd like, and with each step you take, know you are walking alongside childhood cancer families.

This year, we're challenging you to take 4,308 steps on Walk Day (about 2 miles) - each step represents a Candlelighters family - a family who Candlelighters has provided support for during and after their child's cancer treatment; support for the child with cancer, the parents, and the siblings!

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Featuring diamond and sapphire earrings from Jianna Jewelers, a week vacation of your choice, Astros tickets and more!




Get your family, friends and company involved! Here are the ways YOU can participate:

1. Candlelighters Family Team (family walking in honor of their child who has/had cancer)

2. Community Team (family or group other than one directly affected by childhood cancer walking in support of Candlelighters mission)

3. Corporate Team (office, company or large corporation walking together for Candlelighters mission)

4. Individual Walker (not on a team but still want to help fundraise)


TEAM CAPTAINS - when you start your team, we encourage you to recruit at least 10 friends or family members to register and walk with your team! Each walker who raises $100 or more will receive a free Walk T-Shirt on the day of the walk! Remember, the more friends and family members you recruit, the more team members you have fundraising! Don't forget to set a goal for your team!

With questions about Sponsoring or Volunteering at our Fun Walk please contact Lynn Wheeler at

With questions about registering online, starting a Walk Team and/or any fundraising ideas please contact Kelsey Tarpinian at

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

2021 Fun Walk Sponsors

2021 Fun Walk Goal: $225,000

Money Raised: $223,867.96

Progress: 105%
Progress: 105%
Raised: $ 237137     Goal: $ 225000

Days Until Walk:

Top 10 Teams

  1 -  Team Constellation ($25,447.12)
  2 -  Ellen O'Neal Team ($16,521.00)
  3 -  Team Weichert ($12,325.00)
  4 -  Dashing for Dreyer ($11,680.00)
  5 -  Wheelers Walkers ($8,515.00)

Top 10 Individuals

  1 -  Childhood Cancer Hero Joellen Snow ($16,441.00)
  2 -  Childhood Cancer Hero Lynn Wheeler ($8,330.00)
  3 -  Childhood Cancer Hero Jennifer Wilbur ($6,365.00)
  4 -  Childhood Cancer Hero Jay Beasley ($6,035.00)
  5 -  Childhood Cancer Hero Jaynie Hutchinson ($5,630.00)

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Team Honor Roll
Top Teams by Division


  1. Team Constellation - $25,447.12
  2. Team Weichert - $12,325.00
  3. Coldwell Banker - $6,545.00
  4. Houston Relocation Professionals - $3,765.00
  5. GEODIS Cares - $3,105.00


  1. Ellen O'Neal Team - $16,521.00
  3. Dylan's Warriors - $3,595.00
  4. Magical Miles - $3,500.00
  5. Team MJ - $3,095.00


  1. Dashing for Dreyer - $11,680.00
  2. Wheelers Walkers - $8,515.00
  3. Nathaniels Animals - $6,035.00
  4. Poseys Posse - $3,975.00
  5. Team Tarpinian - $3,575.00
Top Fundraisers

Candlelighters Family Walker

  1. Childhood Cancer Hero Joellen Snow - $16,441.00
  2. Childhood Cancer Hero Jaynie Hutchinson - $5,630.00
  3. Childhood Cancer Hero Megan Probe - $3,595.00
  4. Childhood Cancer Hero Monica Wonzer - $3,095.00
  5. Childhood Cancer Hero David Mally - $2,788.00

Community Walker

  1. Childhood Cancer Hero Lynn Wheeler - $8,330.00
  2. Childhood Cancer Hero Jay Beasley - $6,035.00
  3. Childhood Cancer Hero Kris Vallee - $3,740.00
  4. Childhood Cancer Hero Kelsey Tarpinian - $3,575.00
  5. Childhood Cancer Hero Don Rupe - $2,065.00

Corporate Team Walker

  1. Childhood Cancer Hero Jennifer Wilbur - $6,365.00
  2. Childhood Cancer Hero Jenna Jackson - $1,775.00
  3. Childhood Cancer Hero Catherine Rhodes - $1,015.00
  4. Childhood Cancer Hero Abbie Clayton - $1,000.00
  5. Supporting Childhood Cancer Families Faye Hoxworth - $950.00

Individual Walker

  1. Parking Hero Milestone Val Cottrell - $230.00
  2. Parking Hero Milestone Jodi Vasquez - $150.00
  3. Parking Hero Milestone Meredith Johnston - $100.00
  4. Parking Hero Milestone Lindsay Sullivan - $100.00
  5. Parking Hero Milestone J.J. Spedale - $100.00

Virtual Participant

  1. Supporting Childhood Cancer Families Roxana Irwin - $850.00
  2. Supporting Childhood Cancer Families LAUREN DICK - $528.00
  3. Gerardo & Loretta Bueso - $500.00
  4. Parking Hero Milestone TIARA Collier - $360.00
  5. Parking Hero Milestone Shelby Morton - $275.00
Top Donors

Smith + Pisklak Orthodontics

2020 Matching Gifts

Company Power Wizard

Michelle Riley-Brown

Guy & Cristin Rodgers

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