Childhood cancer places a heavy financial burden on families. In many cases, one parent must reduce work hours or even give up employment completely to care for a critically ill child. At the same time, the family’s expenses skyrocket due to medical and pharmacy co-pays; costs for travel, parking and meals at hospitals; and increased daycare costs for siblings. To help meet these needs, DC Candlelighters offers financial assistance to families of children in treatment for cancer.
In keeping with our mission, DC Candlelighters provides financial assistance to families facing the challenges of childhood cancer. Application available below, in DOWNLOADS section.
Support is provided to families to cover expenses including:
DC Candlelighters proudly offers $1000 scholarships to childhood cancer survivors (aged 17 to 30), to help with the costs of college, technical, or vocational school. Application available below, in DOWNLOADS section.