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Camp Discovery Friends & Family Campaign

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THE STORY:

I have had alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, for four years, since I was twelve. Attending Camp Discovery for the past two summers has certainly been a life-changing experience. The open and accepting environment and the people I met gave me a different perspective. I had never met anyone else with alopecia before I attended the camp, and I had felt uncomfortable and different. Hair loss had come to represent a part of me that was somehow unacceptable, and had to be hidden. I was afraid that my peers would not accept me, however irrationally. Seeing people with all sorts of skin conditions that caused challenges far worse than mine, all of whom were positive and inspiring individuals, helped me to see that how I felt was in my control.  I gained enough confidence to finally stop wearing hats and wigs in public, and I have never felt more free and confident. It was empowering to decide not to let my fears control me and force me to cover my head. This camp helped me to be myself and grow as a person, and I would love to give everyone who is in a similar situation the chance to attend.

***Click the DONATE button now and help us reach our goal to raise $18,000 and send 10 kids to Camp Discovery!***

 

About Camp Discovery:

The American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery gives children with chronic skin conditions a life-changing summer camp experience. Each year nearly 360 campers benefit from Camp Discovery at no cost to their families. The Academy covers the $1,800 cost for each child who attends Camp, with the help of donations from AAD members and other generous supporters.

 

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$250

MONEY RAISED
  • Bev & Bill Krakat

    $100

  • Anne Whelan

    $100

  • Joanne Nikitakis

    $50

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The Team: $3,355 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Alexis Chang

Amount Raised

$765

 

77% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Paige Gabitzer

Amount Raised

$565

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Alexandra Chavez

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

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Mason Hill

Amount Raised

$400

 

40% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Brenda Knopp

Amount Raised

$325

 

65% Raised of $500 Goal

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Victoria Whelan

Amount Raised

$250

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Katherine Turell

Amount Raised

$200

 

100% Raised of $200 Goal

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Aimee Milota

Amount Raised

$150

 

30% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Joanne Nikitakis

Joanne Nikitakis

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anne Whelan

Anne Whelan

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Bev & Bill Krakat

Bev & Bill Krakat

DONATION: $100

4 years ago