Lighting the Way

Cancer can be a devastating disease that affects the quality of life for patients and their entire family. The following organization works hard to help individuals and families throughout the Baton Rouge, LA are who are effected by cancer.

For over 50 years, The Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge has continued to assist individuals throughout their 10 parish service area in filling the gaps and coping with a cancer diagnosis.  With a mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families affected by cancer, The Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge offers a variety of programs to help meet the ever changing medical, financial and emotional needs of cancer patients.  1209822 mini_model

One of the toughest cancer cases can be those related to children; which is why Cancer Services offers a variety programs specially designed for children from zero to 21 years of age. The services offered through Cancer Services’ Children’s Programs are provided free of charge to participating families.  These services include the following programs:

  • Candlelighters – Designed for children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings, Candlelighters offers monthly activities that allow parents and children to interact with others and provide mutual support while participating in family activities.
  • Candlelighters Grant – In an effort to help families defray the high cost of medical services associated with cancer, Cancer Services offers eligible families a one-time, income dependent grant in the amount of $300. To be eligible, the child must be a registered Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge client and meet the programs income requirement.
  • Camp Care – Through Camp Care, children involved in the Candlelighters program are provided with the opportunity to attend summer day camp for a week. 
  • Kids Kare – Designed to help children of parents or guardians affected by cancer, Kids Kare offers monthly activities that provide the opportunity for children from ages 4 to 18 to interact with others.

Want to learn more about The Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge? Call (225) 927-2273 to learn about their Children’s Program and the additional services they offer.

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