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Dick Hartung Ride for a Child 2020

Proceeds benefit Candlelighters for Children with Cancer


Based on 548 miles, each worth $32.91

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Help Me Support Children and Families Fighting Childhood Cancer

I am riding in Ride For A Child (RFAC) 2020 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. Perhaps the effects of a pandemic are no more apparent than in the world of a child battling a cancer diagnosis.  The nature of treatment causes these children to be immune deficient, heightening the importance of social distancing and highlighting the issues of isolation that we are all feeling as a result of limiting our interaction with others.

My inspiration to ride and fundraise will be the incredible life of my daughter Jill and my honored child Phoenix.  Phoenix, diagnosed with Leukemia, is 12 years old and is a great musician.  Most importantly, he and I share a love of basketball! You can support me by pledging per mile and you can following my progress on the Ride For A Child 2020 Leaderboard.

Your Support Provides:

  • $25 - Provides a special snack to 100 kids in the hospital from the Candlelighters Snack Cart.

  • $100 - Provides bereavement support to families who come together for a celebration of life events.

  • $250 - Provides families with an opportunity to connect monthly to lessen isolation and better cope with childhood cancer.

  • $500 - Provides emergency financial assistance to a family battling childhood cancer to help monthly expenses.

  • $1,000 - Sends a family of four to Candlelighters Family Camp. Each year we take 300+ family members to camp for a weekend of family support and activities

For those who wish to donate by check, mail checks to: Candlelighters For Children With Cancer 6600 SW 92nd Ave, Suite 160 Portland, OR 97223

The impacts of childhood cancer across Oregon and SW Washington 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!


6/29Week 1: 6/29 - 7/570$2,303
7/6Week 2: 7/6 - 7/1245$1,481
7/13Week 3: 7/13 - 7/1957$1,876
7/20Week 4: 7/20 - 7/2653$1,744
7/27Week 5: 7/27 - 8/261$2,007
8/3Week 6: 8/3 - 8/959$1,941
8/10Week 7: 8/10 - 8/1650$1,645
8/17Week 8: 8/17 - 8/230-
8/24Week 9: 8/24 - 8/3062$2,040
8/31Week 10: 8/31 - 9/6--
9/7Final Week! 9/7 - 9/13--
Candlelighters for Children with Cancer

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Candlelighters for Children with Cancer

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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.

Contributions made to this campaign are tax-deductible.

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