Dear Family and Friends,
As many of you know, Candlelighters is near and dear to my heart for many reasons. My daughter Abbey Standley was diagnosed with Leukemia on October 10, 1997, at the age of 3. We were introduced to Candlelighters during one of our many hospital stays. The organization has a wonderful Parent Consultant program that visits newly diagnosed families facing childhood cancer, and we are so thankful for their support during that time. After 2 ½ years of Chemotherapy, and many visits to the hospital and clinic, Abbey is now 22 years old and blessed to be a Long Term Survivor. She is a Senior at Texas A&M University, a member of Kappa Delta sorority, and sings with the Femmattas, an all female Acapella group. And she still finds time to volunteer with Candlelighters! We will be forever grateful to our awesome team of Doctors and Nurses at Texas Children’s Hospital as well as the support we received from Candlelighters.
Over the past 15 years, I have enjoyed serving as a Board Member for Candlelighters and I love the opportunity to serve and give back to the many people who make this program possible. Candlelighters provides many resources to families facing childhood cancer. They provide emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families, including gas cards, parking passes, and meals. There are many events and fundraisers throughout the year such as our Lights of Courage Luncheon, Annual Golf Tournament, Family Fall Festival, Adopt a Family at Christmas, Fun Walk, Camp Cliff and many more. The money raised from these events goes directly to fund the many things Candlelighters offers families. Candlelighters currently serves approximately 1000 families each month and the number continues to grow.
On September 10, 2016, we are walking again in our Fun Walk and I would love for you to support our team, ABBEY’S ANGELS. I am walking in honor of my daughter Abbey and all the families who face Childhood Cancer. I know the difference Candlelighters makes in the lives of these children. All the funds raised at the Fun Walk go directly to support our annual Camp Cliff- a weekend get-away for the entire family in October.
I am most grateful for your consideration in supporting me and I am determined to reach my goal of $2,500 by September 10. It is easy to make a donation, you can give directly to me or simply go to http://give.candle.org/goto/AbbeysAngels.
Thank you in advance for your support for this wonderful cause, and I will be thinking of you as I walk 3 miles in support of Candlelighters.
Sincerely with love,
Cynthia Ditta Priebe