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Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

SC Chapter of The Compassionate Friends

Sunday, December 9 at 6:30pm

Details:  The death of a child is devastating and it’s important to the family that the child always be remembered. That’s why members of the Santa Clarita Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) will participate in an annual worldwide event designed to honor the memories of all children, regardless of age, who have died. The chapter is joining with hundreds of organized memorial services around the world for The Compassionate Friends 16th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, an event now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting in the world.

The local candle lighting will be part of a special service held at 6:30 pm at the CanyonCountryPark located at 17615 W. Soledad Cyn Rd. and will feature live performers, music, poems, and a slide show. Annually tens of thousands of families, united in loss, light candles for one hour during the Worldwide Candle Lighting, held the second Sunday in December. Candles are first lit at 7 p.m., local time, just west of the International Date Line. As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lighted in the next, creating a 24-hour wave of light as the observance continues around the world.  Candles will be provided to all those who attend.  If you would like your child’s photo added to our slide show, the deadline is November 23.  To find out how to submit your photo, please call Alice at 252-4374.

To contact the Santa Clarita Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, call Diane Briones at 252-4654 or AliceRenolds 252-4374. For more information about the national organization and locations of its chapters nationwide, call toll-free 877-969-0010 or visit TCF’s national website. The Compassionate Friends has a presence in at least 30 countries and is the world’s largest self-help bereavement organization.