Proceeds benefit Candlelighters for Children with Cancer
Based on 172 estimated miles, each worth $16.49
I am riding in Ride For A Child (RFAC) to raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting children battling cancer and their families. You can follow my progress on the Ride For a Child leaderboard.
For 19 years, Ride For A Child has supported Candlelighters For Children With Cancer and in 2020 I am joining the cause. I am committed to raising funds to help Candlelighters provide access to programs and services for families battling cancer across Oregon and SW Washington. The impacts of childhood cancer in our area are staggering:
Over 200 local children are diagnosed with cancer each year
Over 1,000 local children are in treatment at any given time
75.7% of families with a child battling cancer have at least one parent who needs to cut back on work or stop working all together.
The average # of years for pediatric cancer treatment is 3
Since 1977, Candlelighters has supported more than 85,000 family members and is still the only local organization that provides for the ENTIRE family throughout the life long journey of childhood cancer. Families depend on Candlelighters to provide comfort in the hospitals through catered family meals, a 24/7 food pantry, and a weekly snack cart. Others rely on Candlelighters for monthly family experiences, emergency financial funding, Candlelighters Family Camp and bereavement support. And, they never charge families a dime—ever!
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This campaign benefits
Candlelighters provides support for families in Oregon and SW Washington impacted by childhood cancer. From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, we provide programs such as emergency financial assistance, an annual family camp, family activities, bereavement support, and a hospital meal program that offers comfort and support for families during a difficult journey. Through it all, we never charge families a dime.
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