Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of S.AZ (Tucson, AZ)


  • Name:Beverley Tidwell
  • Title:Program Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of S.AZ
  • Address:PO Box 42436
    Tucson, AZ 85733
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:520-777-4911
  • Main fax:520-777-4916

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  • Mission:
  • Candlelighters supports, serves and advocates for children and adolescents with cancer, their families, long term survivors, bereaved families, and the professionals that care for them.

  • Overview:
  • In Southern Arizona about 60 children a year are diagnosed with cancer. The treatment modalities of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery average 2 Ā½ years per child. This creates a tremendous disruption to the whole family, a parent will work less or give up their job due to treatment and hospitalizations and family income is reduced. The whole family schedule is disrupted such that siblings may no longer belong to sports teams or arts groups that require a lot of time, travel and performance commitments.
    Thus promoting family resilience in the midst of the challenges is the purpose for this program.

  • History:
  • In 1985 parents of children with cancer in the Tucson area began a much dreamed of camp for families to promote helpful camaraderie and to support each other during the diagnosis and treatment of their children with cancer. The needs of the families became very evident, especially for siblings and fathers to meet in a less formal setting. From this camp grew a network of people to help in many areas during a crisis, from delivering meals to helping pay for utility costs, visiting newly diagnosed families in the hospital, providing holiday gift wishes, creating the annual candlelighting in front of the hospital, a prom for teens with cancer thus many programs have sprung throughout the years.

  • Year established:1985
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:9
  • Advisory board size:2
  • Staff size:2


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:43-2080690

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:432080690
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% DAVID FORBES
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 42436
  • Organization City:TUCSON
  • Organization State:AZ
  • Organization Zip:85733-2436
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 2006
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2015
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:G30
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:
  • Income Amount:$0
  • Income Code:
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 8:34:03 am

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