Beyond the Beach
DID YOU KNOW?
👉 In the U.S. alone, over 15,000 children ages 0-19 were diagnosed with some form of cancer this year; over 1,500 of those kids won’t survive their diagnosis.
👉 In a given year, there are over 50,000 estimated families engaged in treatment for childhood cancer.
👉 In 2018, the average cost for one child was $833,000.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US EXTEND THE IMPACT OF LIGHTHOUSE BEYOND THE BEACH?
Fund our free, no-cost resources for families living through childhood cancer. In 2020, we began a conscious effort to expand our reach Beyond the Beach by creating resources that encourage families and their support systems along the cancer journey.
To best equip these families with helpful and diverse resources, we are leveraging the vast clinical, spiritual, and personal expertise among our staff, extended Lighthouse family, and experts in the field. The Lighthouse Podcast, Perspectives Blog, 30-Day Devotional, coloring book, Monday devotional emails, and more can be accessed at any time and at no cost to families across the U.S.
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, WE'RE ASKING YOU TO GIVE SO WE CAN EXPAND OUR REACH BEYOND OUR 273 FAMILIES.
With your help, essential resources can reach the 50,000 families—not just the 273. We can't serve every family at the beach, but we can meet them where they're at. Will you join us?
Real Life Change.
"A family on retreat came up to me so excited to share that they had listened to every episode", says Christy Richards, podcast co-host. "They sent several episodes to their family members. It helped their loved ones better understand what it’s like living through childhood cancer and how to engage with them."
These resources not only help the family on treatment, but can be invaluable to extended family members, friends and neighbors who want to help but might not know how. Our offerings can strengthen the entire community that surrounds these families in their battle.
"I just have to tell you that the kids had so much fun yesterday and Common Ground was so good for my soul. I left the One-Day Retreat feeling so much love and support."
Before attending the Atlanta One-Day Retreat, a Retreat Family did not have a church home. Following the retreat, they showed up at the host the next Sunday for service. They said attending the retreat helped them feel welcomed and cared for and they felt like the host church would be a great fit as a church home for their family!
UNTIL THERE IS A CURE, THERE IS LIGHTHOUSE. WILL YOU BE THE LIGHT TODAY?
We need your help to reach all 50,000 families who are living through childhood cancer, whether it's through a podcast episode, hospital support program, weekly devotional or Regional Retreats. Your dollars today take our reach Beyond the Beach and help us meet families where they are.