Candlelighters

Spin for Camp Delight

Spin for Camp Delight is an annual fundraising event dedicated to raising money in support of Camp Delight. It is a fun and meaningful way to engage the community and raise money for children and families along their cancer journey.

We're thrilled to announce that our 2023 Spin for Camp Delight will take place in person!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 4th, 2023 and start building your teams and brainstorming creative team themes and costumes!

Stay tuned for more details to come!

  • If you have any questions, please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Erin Collett:

erincollett@candlelightersnl.ca

'Cross da Bay! in Support of Candlelighters NL

Scott Doyle first decided to take on an adventure to raise money for Candlelighters NL in 2021, and he plans to make this an annual event!

Scott kayaked across the bay from Kelligrews to Port de Grave (17 Kms). His original goal was to raise $5000 by the end of May - but with all of your support he reached a grand total of $8,860!

For 2022, Scott was joined by some friends in support of Candlelighters NL!   The kayaking adventure took place on Saturday, June 4th - and what an adventure it was!  Scott Doyle and Peter Brown were challenged with a headwind the entire 17 kms!  They didn't give up and were greeted by smiling Candlelighters families, friends and supporters in the early afternoon.  A big thank you to each of you for your enthusiasm and support of Candlelighters NL...Because kids can't fight cancer alone!

You can donate to their 'Cross da Bay! adventure here until June 30th.  Let's help them reach their $10,000 fundraising goal:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-candlelighters-association-of-newfoundland-labrador/p2p/crossdabayinsupportofCandlelightersNL2022/

For updates on Cross da Bay!, please follow us on Facebook (@CandlelightersNL), Instagram (@CandlelightersNL) and Twitter (@CandlelighterNL).

Night of Delight

Ches’s Famous Fish & Chips hosts an annual Night of Delight fundraiser in aid of Candlelighters Newfoundland and Labrador. The event includes a silent and live auction, dinner, and dance with live entertainment. It’s an evening full of excitement and generous support for the programs provided to oncology families by the Candlelighters Association.  After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, we're thrilled to be having this event once again on Saturday, November 5th 2022!   Please contact us today if you would like to donate an item for our auction or would like to purchase tickets to this event.

Email: erincollett@candlelightersnl.ca
Phone: (709) 745-4448

Your support matters...Because kids can't fight cancer alone!

Go Gold – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year approximately 1500 Canadian children are diagnosed with cancer and approximately 25 of these new Canadian diagnoses are children living in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the leading cause of non-accidental death in children.

During September we advocate for awareness of childhood cancer by reaching out to municipalities across the province to sign a proclamation in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We also participate in 'Go Gold' lighting ceremonies including a lighting at the Confederation Building where the building is lit in gold for childhood cancer awareness.  We encourage municipalities to participate in ‘Go Gold’ light ceremonies.

Family Christmas Parties

Each year we host a Christmas party in St. John’s for oncology families to come and enjoy the holiday season together! Every party includes entertainment (such as ornament painting, cookie decorating, magic show, live music, etc.), an assortment of food, and a visit from Santa with a gift for each child!

We also host family Christmas parties in other areas in the province, which may vary year to year.