Our foundation helps provide emotional, educational, practical and financial support to families of children fighting cancer in the Northern Virginia area.

Why Candlelighters?

When you stand in the middle of sadness and sorrow,
with only one candle lit,
it is hard to see the light
and the candle easily goes out.
But with many candles lit,
standing together,
one cannot help but see the light
and feel the warmth of love.
It is because of the brightness
and hope of our shared light
that we call ourselves
Candlelighters.

“American Childhood Cancer Organization”

Our Annual Family Events

THANK YOU for considering a donation to DC Candlelighters. You are offering hope to hundreds of families battling the unthinkable. Your donations are critical to keeping our services to the families going. We have no paid staff, therefore, 100% of all donations go straight into servicing DC area families directly, for programs such as you’ll find on our Programs and Services page. 

We challenge you to 'Take it to the Alley'!

Raising money to help local children fighting cancer.

Create a team in Honor/Memory of a child who has fought cancer and shave your head or your beard to raise money to support local families with a child battling cancer.  Challenge others you know to create their own team.

June 23 from 1-4pm

Oyster Bar 12 S King St Leesburg, VA

All Funds raised go directly back to the families who need the support.

Sign up your team or make a donation at: TAKE IT TO THE ALLEY

Call 202-827-6544 for more information.