The mission of Candles for Life is to provide financial assistance to individuals with active cancer. As a local organization, Candles for Life is a 501(c)3 non-profit made up of volunteers who collaborate with community members to raise funds that will help cancer patients exclusively in Maverick County.
Candles for Life depends upon monetary donations and fundraising efforts to continue to assist cancer patients in Maverick County. Luminary services are held in various churches to recognize those individuals who have survived or succumbed to the ravages of cancer. Luminaries are sold in their memory or honor and those funds are used to assist other sufferers. The major fund-raising effort, however, is the annual Candles for Life Walk-A-Thon held in October. We encourage individuals and companies to sponsor walkers each year. These funds are most important to the continued success and growth of our organization.