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Summerlin Cares – Candlelighters

Round It Up, Summerlin!

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and CRAVE Summerlin has partnered with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada to raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit support group for families of children with cancer.

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Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada (Candlelighters) is the first and oldest non-profit organization in Nevada serving families coping with childhood cancer. Its mission provides support, education, hope, and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families, and the professionals who care for them. Candlelighters helps more than 75 families per month and 600 children annually. With more than 25 programs and services, these include family counseling, transportation for treatment, assistance with living and medical expenses, Child Life interventions in the clinic on a daily basis, scholarships for childhood cancer survivors, bereavement support, and many other programs and services to improve the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer.

With the purpose to alleviate the isolation many families feel at the time their child is diagnosed, Candlelighters extends its love, care, encouragement, and understanding so that nobody need face alone the uncertain world of childhood cancer. Recognizing the various needs of individuals and families, all programs and services are given at no cost to the families. Donors and supporters have the satisfaction of knowing their support and contributions are directly helping Nevada families affected by childhood cancer.

Join us in celebration of this amazing cause!

Candlelighters Kick-Off Event

When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Featuring: Children’s art showcase, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments

CRAVE Summerlin will host a kickoff event and showcase artwork created by children affected by cancer, along with passed hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Ranging from $50-150, the art will be available to purchase and will remain on display in the restaurant during the month. All proceeds benefit Candlelighters.

“It’s important for us to give back to our local community. We’re dedicated to raising funds for Candlelighters to help the local families in need of support, education, support and hope.” – Ryun Chastain, CRAVE Summerlin General Manager