Lois Warlick-Jarvie, President

Timothy Benjamin CPA, Treasurer

Beatrice Slizewski, Secretary

Richard T. Bentley

Amelia Blake-Dowdle


Advising Physician

Nimish Mohile, MD, Associate Professor, Div. of Neuro-Oncology, Wilmot Cancer Institute





Our Mission:  To end brain cancer by supporting research.

Adding Candles is a grassroots volunteer organization formed to support brain cancer research.  It began when a small group of people noticed an alarming number of friends and family stricken with brain cancer – a supposedly rare form of cancer. The more we investigated, the more we realized our experiences were not unique.  However, we also learned that research for effective treatments and a cure for brain tumors is seriously underfunded, especially compared to many other forms of cancer.

So, we decided to do something.

Our goal is to “add candles,” i.e., to increase the years a patient will live with brain cancer; and hopefully find a cure. We are increasing awareness and raising money for research through a variety of fund-raising events.  All proceeds from Adding Candles events go to brain cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Institute of the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY to aggressively seek effective treatments for brain cancer, and to ultimately find a cure for this dreadful disease. 

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Adding Candles, Inc. is a volunteer tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization

Donate to: Adding Candles

PO Box 10717

Rochester, NY   14610