Remembering Margy Jost

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Remembering Margy Jost

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Remembering Margy Jost

Wife, Mother, Nony, Sister, Play Lady, Friend

Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. Margy Jost, did exactly that. She was a light to so many families with children fighting cancer for more than 2 decades. Everyone at the pediatric oncology clinic knew her as the “play lady” because she occupied our kids while they were getting chemo and impacted all our lives in ways we never could have imagined, even years later.

Margy was a significant part of our lives at DC Candlelighters and we want to do something very special for her and her family, so DC Candlelighters will be remembering Margy with a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax, VA, from 1:00-4:00 PM, and we would love for you to join us. The event is for adults and children. The pavilion where we will gather sits right next to a beautiful playground.

Many of us had the joy of going to Kings Dominion with Margy and enjoying the day with our family and other families with children being treated for cancer. It was a special time that allowed us to forget, just a for a day, exactly what we were up against, and spend time with other families. We asked Margy’s husband, Ken, and daughter, Kristy, what DC Candlelighters could do to honor Margy’s memory and they have requested that we continue the tradition of a trip to Kings Dominion for families currently in treatment.

 To help us raise the needed funds to do that, we are asking for your help, and we have a couple ways to do that:

 1) Donations can be made directly to the Margy Goes to Kings Dominion event. Please consider a donation to the fund so we can invite as many families as possible to the Kings Dominion trip in 2022. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by September 18th and we can do that with your help!

a. To donate click the yellow “DONATE” button at the top of the page. When it asks “Dedicate a donation in honor or memory of:” please indicate that your donation is for Margy’s Kings Dominion trip. (see post on how to do this in the “Discussion” link).

 b. Checks can be mailed to: PO Box 824, Centreville, VA 20122

2) We had a special t-shirt designed with Margy’s picture on it to be worn at the September 18 Celebration of Life by all attendees. To purchase one for you and your family members, the link is posted here in the invite (see “Discussion” link for the post that includes the link). The proceeds will also benefit the Margy Goes to Kings Dominion event. PLEASE NOTE THAT T-SHIRTS MUST BE PURCHASED BY AUGUST 27TH! There will be no more sales after that date. The picture of Margy on the t-shirt is beautiful and captures her essence perfectly!

Please consider purchasing one for you and/or your children just to have that precious keepsake to remember Margy. You do not have to attend the Remembering Margy event to purchase the t-shirts.

During the September 18th Celebration of Life event, we will have pictures and notes posted for attendees to view. If you would like to include a letter on what Margy means to you and/or your child, or include a photo(s) of your child with Margy, please send those to by September 4th and indicate “Remembering Margy event” in the subject line.

Please reach out to us at with any questions. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Celebration of Life for Margy on September 18.

Please share this event with friends and family you think might be interested in attending the Remembering Margy event on Sept 18th. T-shirts must be purchased by Aug. 30th. If you have friends from way back in treatment, please let them know about this.

Thank you!


September 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Rd
Fairfax Station, 22039 United States


DC Candlelighters