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Presented by El Paso Children’s Hospital

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer remains the number one disease killer of children and Candlelighters would like to count on you to be a partner in raising awareness. Show how much you care about children with cancer and their families. Let El Paso know that you are willing and able to help them move forward.

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Week Of Hope

How to Participate

September is the designated month that the childhood cancer community of patients, families and friends share their collective voice to raise awareness and support for the brave young children fighting cancer.

You can show your support by registering during our virtual Week of Hope and log your miles as part of our 1,000 Miles for Childhood Cancer Challenge. You can walk, jog, swim, or bike any portion of your miles. Complete your registration, below, to receive your “Race Bib” sweatshirt, Gold or Dove helium balloon and luminaria.

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Of West Texas & Southern New Mexico

Because Children Can’t Fight Cancer Alone

Candlelighters of W. TX/So. NM is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that serves families of children with cancer. It is the only no-cost provider in the region that supports children with cancer ages 0 to 25. Candlelighters was formed in 1978 by a small group of parents brought together by their shared journey of cancer. Today, we serve approximately 300 children in treatment and provide extended services to over 1,500 registered families in the El Paso and surrounding areas.

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El Paso Children’s Hospital

Because Children Can’t Fight Cancer Alone

The El Paso Children’s Hospital Blood and Cancer Center resides on the 7th floor as a 24 bed unit providing 24 hour care to infant through young adults. It is an interdisciplinary team consisting of hematology/oncologists, nurses, child life specialists, and social workers working collaboratively to optimize care and outcomes. The Blood and Cancer Center also provides an onsite infusion outpatient clinic.

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