Candlelighters Fun Walk-2023

Nathaniels Animals new custom shells for Southport Sea Shells
Nathaniels Animals new custom shells for Southport Sea Shells

Nathaniel's Animals


Nathaniel Foster drew our mascot cheetah over 13 years ago.  The Foster family created this team to honor Nathaniel's life and help this wonderful organization. This year is extra special as we not only get to walk in memory of Nathaniel, but we get to honor him at Candlelighters Lights of Courage event in October. Thank you for supporting his wish of keeping our dreams, and his memory, alive!

Candlelighters provides daily services for childhood cancer families and the Fun Walk raises money for those services and programs which are offered FREE to children with cancer and their families. 

Here's how you can help:  

  • Get inspired by watching this video:  
  • Register for the Fun Walk by clicking the blue button at the top of this page that says "Join Team" and partner with me to raise vital funds for Candlelighters and childhood cancer families 
  • Make a donation – even $19 helps by paying for one day of parking for a Candlelighters family! 
  • Share about the Fun Walk with your family and friends and ask that they join you on Walk Day – Saturday, September 9 – and walk no matter where you are in Houston, or beyond! We’ll all be walking together! 

  • Here's what Fun Walk donations will be used toward this year:

    1. Hospital Parking Assistance - this remains Candlelighters #1 request from childhood cancer families as it costs them $19 per day to park at the Texas Medical Center for treatment.

    2. Emotional Support - childhood cancer families are still restricted when it comes to gatherings, hospital visitation guidelines, school attendance and more. Over the last year it's become even more apparent just how important Candlelighters peer-to-peer support efforts are. Their weekly support group meetings have grown, and Candlelighters Parent Consultants (staff who are also parents of childhood cancer survivors) are working around the clock to touch base and check-in with families and their needs.

    3. Gas and Grocery Cards - daily out-of-pocket costs continue to be a financial burden for childhood cancer families and Candlelighters is dedicated to making life easier by providing support to families in these ways. 

    4. Memorial Funds - cancer hasn't quit unfortunately. Children are still being diagnosed and gaining their angel wings. Candlelighters provides financial assistance for families to hold memorial services for their children.

    5. Camp CLIFF donations will allow Candlelighters to host a safe, lifechanging camp experience for our childhood cancer families.

    Thank you for supporting my efforts for this amazing organization. Whatever you can give, thank you for helping all the children with cancer and their families that Candlelighters serves!

    We hope to see you there!



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