Las Vegas golf event to support Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada
LAS VEGAS - The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada presents the 21st Annual Golf Classic, a golf tournament to help raise funds for the non-profit alleviate the isolation, uncertainty, and loneliness felt by families facing childhood cancer through support, education, and services, and without regard to economics, race, religion, or choice of health care providers.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.
Chartered in 1978, Candlelighters was founded by two families, each of whom had a child being treated for cancer. They believed that families could find strength, knowledge and comfort by banding together during difficult times. They wanted to use their experience and resources to lessen the burden of families they knew would follow. Since that time, Candlelighters has assisted more than 2,000 families.
The fundraiser will raise money to help provide 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 Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada is a non-profit organization that makes sure that no child or family has to fight this disease alone.
Through its many programs, Candlelighters provides assistance for quality-of-life issues that are a large part of the childhood cancer experience, including disease-specific education and emotional support. In certain circumstances, Candlelighters also offers families much-needed financial support.
Some of the most vital services Candlelighters provide include: patient advocacy, emergency assistance, travel for treatment, family counseling, survivor scholarships and other programs and services such as meal tickets, hospital visits, toy boxes for out-patient clinics, financial aid guidance, bereavement support and much more.
For more information, visit www.candlelightersnv.org.
November 19, 2008