2021 CHOP Candle Lighting Service

Dec 12, 2021 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (ET)

Every year on the second Sunday in December, bereaved families are invited to join us in our observance of The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting - a global event that unites hundreds of thousands of families around the world in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember all children gone too soon. This year, with the continued safety of our families, staff and community in mind, we invite you to join us for a virtual candle lighting ceremony. This online event will focus on reading the children's names along with a slide presentation displaying photos and/or names that are being read.

To include your child in the slide presentation, you must RSVP by November 8 and email ONE photo to evenstar@chop.edu with your child's full name in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email when your photo is received. Please note that by RSVP'ing and providing your child's photo and/or name, you are consenting to participation in our recorded virtual ceremony and authorizing us to read and display your child's name and/or photo in the slide presentation. The virtual ceremony will be recorded and available to view until January 31, 2022, so that families can also view at a later date. We kindly request that you do not share the link for our virtual ceremony. We will limit access to registered families and will use best practices to protect its security; however, we cannot guarantee protection against all risks of unauthorized access. If you have questions or concerns please email evenstar@chop.edu.