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Christopher Row of Row Candles presents check to Tanya Conovaloff, director of outreach for JDRF

Christopher Row, the 12-year old founder, CEO and chief candle-maker of Row Candles, recently presented a check of $805 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  Row raised the generous contribution through the sales of his hand-made soy candles collection, which he founded as a way to give back after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. 


“JDRF Greater Dallas was honored to accept a check for over $800 from Christopher Row, a young boy who lives with Type 1 diabetes,” remarked Tanya Conovaloff, director of outreach for JDRF.  “It is amazing to see how much time and work he put into his candle-making business, and that he chose for proceeds to be donated to JDRF to help others also living with type 1 diabetes. Christopher is a shining example of how young people in our community can make a real impact in the lives of others.”


Christopher hand-makes his candles from soy wax, in four scents: Lilac, refreshing and light; Spruce, warm and woody; Lavender, subtle and invigorating; and Citrus, clean and sophisticated.  Each candle is packaged in a tin container with lid, perfect for home, office or travel, and makes a great gift.  A single candle can be purchased for $10.00, and a portion of each purchase is donated to the JDRF.


“Thank you to all those who have purchased my candles and helped me raise money for other kids who have Type I diabetes,” said Christopher.  “My goal for this year is to double my donation for JDRF.”


Row Candles can be purchased online at

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