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Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance

Since 1989, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance has provided emotional, educational and practical support for families of children with cancer. The Children’s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson works with Candlelighters to support a staff of parent consultants at the hospital.

Our parent consultants know what it’s like to have a child with cancer and are here to help other children and families cope with the day-to-day trials of dealing with cancer. As part of their program, they facilitate a weekly parent support group, share their knowledge with families from first-hand experience, and help families find any additional resources or support they may need.

Parent Support Group

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Family room, 9th floor (George Foreman Inpatient Unit)

Academic Scholarships for MD Anderson Patients

The academic scholarships are funded by Candlelighters. Contact our consultants for an application.

The Candlelighters group provides families with:

  • Parent consultants
  • Weekly support groups
  • Quarterly newsletter with useful information on childhood cancer issues
  • Practical assistance such as parking passes, gas cards, meal passes and grocery store gift certificates
  • Family activities and camps throughout the year

For more information

Contact one of our parent consultants or visit

CCH Parent Consultants are Jaynie Hutchinson and Roseanna Daly.

Phone: 713-792-4891

Contact Us

Questions? Need help?
Want to request an appointment?

Call the Children's Cancer Hospital


(Toll-Free) 888-543-2435

Or call askMDAnderson


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