Candlelighters

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 and we are asking for your support! This support can be through the donation of auction items for silent or live auctions. There are a lot of talented people here in Newfoundland and Labrador (Music, Arts, Photography, Crafts, Independent business owners, etc.) so let’s step up for a great cause! Let’s aim to beat last year’s amount and prove we are great supporters of such a fantastic organization.

Our 2019 Night of Delight is set for November 2nd.

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.

Our next Candlelighters Family Christmas Party for members of the Avalon Peninsula is scheduled for December 8th, 2019.