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  • $1,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $630
  • # of Donations:
  • 20
$630 of $1000 goal
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Joining Camp Kesem changed my life.



Camp Kesem is a non-profit organization that offers two sessions of week-long summer camps for kids whose parents have or have had cancer. The camp is absolutely FREE to the families. My last three years at camp have changed my life for the better, and I can't wait to serve two more weeks this summer. This year, I am honored to serve as one of the co-directors for this incredible organization.

Right at the end of my senior year of high school, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it was absolutely terrifying. Right after hearing the news, they moved across the country and I moved all alone to Michigan. I was scared for my mom and I didn't want to leave her alone during treatments...that's when I found Camp Kesem.

Having experienced firsthand what it is like to deal with cancer in the family, I can understand how these kids feel. I could never imagine having to deal with this at such a young age. Finding this organization has allowed me to embrace what has happened in my life and use it to help others who are going through the same thing. My last two years at camp changed my life. These kids are amazing and have taught me so much about compassion and strength. I held a position on the Camp Kesem Coordinator Board for two years in a row as a Development Coordinator, and I am so passionate about this organization and its mission. I am now beyond honored to be serving as one of the co-directors for the upcoming year. Since the organization provides the weeks of summer camp completely free to the families, it is our job as counselors to raise money to fund the cost of camp for each of the campers. My fundraising goal is $1,000 and I can only reach my goal with your help! Please consider making a donation and thank you so, so much in advance. 




If more places were like Camp Kesem, this world would be a much better place. 

http://campkesem.org/michigan 

If interested in reading my post-camp blog post from my first year at camp, you can do so here.

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Joining Camp Kesem changed my life.



Camp Kesem is a non-profit organization that offers two sessions of week-long summer camps for kids whose parents have or have had cancer. The camp is absolutely FREE to the families. My last three years at camp have changed my life for the better, and I can't wait to serve two more weeks this summer. This year, I am honored to serve as one of the co-directors for this incredible organization.

Right at the end of my senior year of high school, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it was absolutely terrifying. Right after hearing the news, they moved across the country and I moved all alone to Michigan. I was scared for my mom and I didn't want to leave her alone during treatments...that's when I found Camp Kesem.

Having experienced firsthand what it is like to deal with cancer in the family, I can understand how these kids feel. I could never imagine having to deal with this at such a young age. Finding this organization has allowed me to embrace what has happened in my life and use it to help others who are going through the same thing. My last two years at camp changed my life. These kids are amazing and have taught me so much about compassion and strength. I held a position on the Camp Kesem Coordinator Board for two years in a row as a Development Coordinator, and I am so passionate about this organization and its mission. I am now beyond honored to be serving as one of the co-directors for the upcoming year. Since the organization provides the weeks of summer camp completely free to the families, it is our job as counselors to raise money to fund the cost of camp for each of the campers. My fundraising goal is $1,000 and I can only reach my goal with your help! Please consider making a donation and thank you so, so much in advance. 




If more places were like Camp Kesem, this world would be a much better place. 

http://campkesem.org/michigan 

If interested in reading my post-camp blog post from my first year at camp, you can do so here.

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Friends of Camp Kesem at The University of Michigan FY 2017

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