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Candlelighters
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9981 S. HealthPark Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33908
Telephone: 239-432-2223
Fax:239-432-1032
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Welcome to Candlelighters!

candle Our Mission

To provide support, education and assistance to families of children
with cancer or blood disorders and the professionals who care for them.

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) began in 1970 by a group of parents whose children were diagnosed with cancer. They came together to lobby for more research, and to support each other through the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening disease at a time when very few children survived. Today, ACCO is one of the nations largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. ACCO is a strong advocate for families in Washington DC, produce the highest quality materials on childhood cancer, and have over 40 local affiliate organizations across the country providing direct services to the families in their communities.

Candlelighters of Southwest Florida is local affiliate of ACCO founded in 1983 by Klair Snellbaker; a parent of a child diagnosed with cancer. Klair continues today assisting families of children with cancer and blood disorder throughout their journey. Candlelighters serves approximately 450 families in a five county area — Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, and Glades — providing support, education and advocacy to children as well as the professionals that care for them. The Candlelighters organization is a vital source of inspiration, emotional support, and assistance for newly diagnosed families, those in treatment, long term survivors, those suffering from long term effects of treatments, children undergoing bone marrow treatments and to bereaved families.

All children with cancer or blood disorders and their families are eligible to receive benefits of membership. Members are not required to pay dues and will receive the quarterly newsletter and other mailings at no cost. Community supporters, healthcare professionals and extended family members may become active supporters financially or serve as volunteers with the charity. They are not eligible for benefits designed for childhood cancer or blood disorder families.

We hope that you find some useful information at this website. If we can be of any further assistance to you, please feel free to contact us.

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Your tax deductible contributions will help
Candlelighters of Southwest Florida to continue to provide
support and hope to area families battling cancer or blood disorders.

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!!

CANDLELIGHTERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC. IS A NON-PROFIT 501(C)3 CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. TAX ID#59- 3104008. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
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