Candlelighters Fun Walk-2021

Walking Alongside Childhood Cancer Families Every Step of the Way!

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Join us for the 2021 Fun Walk benefiting Candlelighters. Candlelighters serves children with cancer and their families receiving treatment in the Texas Medical Center and provides all of its services and programs at NO COST to these families. Funds raised from the Fun Walk help fund all of Candlelighters programs and services proivded daily for childhood cancer families; including: hospital parking assistance, emotional support from families who have survived childhood cancer, meal passes, groceries, gas cards, and more! These programs and services are provided to any and all families with a child who has received a cancer diagnosis. As cancer affects the entire family, all our programs and services include the entire family - because one day, cancer will be gone, but our families will be here forever.

Walk where you choose on Saturday, September 11, 2021!

We'll be at Terry Hershey Park, but encourage you to walk safely wherever you'd like, and with each step you take, know you are walking alongside childhood cancer families.

This year, we're challenging you to take 4,308 steps on Walk Day (about 2 miles) - each step represents a Candlelighters family - a family who Candlelighters has provided support for during and after their child's cancer treatment; support for the child with cancer, the parents, and the siblings!

Join the VIRTUAL conversation! - Facebook link coming soon!

ONLINE WALK RAFFLE - online raffle coming soon!


Get your family, friends and company involved! Here are the ways YOU can participate:

1. Candlelighters Family Team (family walking in honor of their child who has/had cancer)

2. Community Team (family or group other than one directly affected by childhood cancer walking in support of Candlelighters mission)

3. Corporate Team (office, company or large corporation walking together for Candlelighters mission)

4. Individual Walker (not on a team but still want to help fundraise)


TEAM CAPTAINS - when you start your team, we encourage you to recruit at least 10 friends or family members to register and walk with your team! Each walker who raises $100 or more will receive a free Walk T-Shirt on the day of the walk! Remember, the more friends and family members you recruit, the more team members you have fundraising! Don't forget to set a goal for your team!

With questions about Sponsoring or Volunteering at our Fun Walk please contact Lynn Wheeler at

With questions about registering online, starting a Walk Team and/or any fundraising ideas please contact Kelsey Tarpinian at

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

2021 Fun Walk Goal: $225,000

Money Raised: $25,642.05

Progress: 11%
Progress: 11%
Raised: $ 24382     Goal: $ 225000

Days Until Walk:87

Top 10 Teams

  1 -  GEODIS Cares ($1,350.00)
  2 -  Team Tarpinian ($1,005.00)
  3 -  Wheelers Walkers ($810.00)
  4 -  Carly's Crew ($550.00)
  5 -  Team Williams ($170.00)

Top 10 Individuals

  1 -  Childhood Cancer Hero Kelsey Tarpinian ($1,005.00)
  2 -  Supporting Childhood Cancer Families Lynn Wheeler ($810.00)
  3 -  Supporting Childhood Cancer Families Carly Bradshaw ($550.00)
  4 -  Parking Hero Milestone Catherine Rhodes ($200.00)
  5 -  Parking Hero Milestone Mary Murillo ($110.00)

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Team Honor Roll
Top Teams by Division


  1. GEODIS Cares - $1,350.00


  1. #TonyStrong - $110.00
  2. Pirates of the Cure a Being - $100.00
  3. Mila and friends - $50.00
  4. Linda's Team - $5.00


  1. Team Tarpinian - $1,005.00
  2. Wheelers Walkers - $810.00
  3. Carly's Crew - $550.00
  4. Team Williams - $170.00
Top Fundraisers

Candlelighters Family Walker

  1. Childhood Cancer Hero Kelsey Tarpinian - $1,005.00
  2. Parking Hero Milestone Mary Murillo - $110.00
  3. Parking Hero Milestone Michelle Newton - $100.00
  4. Amanda Pena - $50.00
  5. Linda Pena - $5.00

Community Walker

  1. Supporting Childhood Cancer Families Lynn Wheeler - $810.00
  2. Supporting Childhood Cancer Families Carly Bradshaw - $550.00
  3. Parking Hero Milestone Sydney Williams - $100.00
  4. Soleil Hernandez - $70.00

Corporate Team Walker

  1. Parking Hero Milestone Catherine Rhodes - $200.00
  2. Flor Torres - $40.00
  3. John Kelley - $10.00
Top Donors

Company Power Wizard

Michelle Riley-Brown

2020 Matching Gifts

2020 Matching Gifts

Company Ion Commodoties

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