The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Delaware sponsors varied activities on the Oncology and Bone Marrow Units at the A. I. duPont Hospital for Children. Weekly Balloon Patrols to the in-patient and out-patient Hematology/Oncology children feature unique, oversized mylar balloons delivered by Candlelighters volunteers.
The group also routinely sponsors additional activities for the children and their families, which include supplying food for weekly parent support group meetings, monthly family pizza party socials, and annual sibling workshop.
The Candlelighters “quiet work” includes providing local and international phone cards, gas cards, thermometers for home use, daily pill dispenser trays, pill crushers, educational materials and books, as well as other items to families in need.
The most important and personally rewarding aspect of the group’s work is simply being available to listen.
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