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Camp Kesem: The San Francisco Marathon

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BENEFITING: CAMP KESEM NATIONAL

ORGANIZER: CAMP KESEM NATIONAL

EVENT: The San Francisco Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016

Zach Morris

THE STORY:

Have you heard the term "ikigai" before?

Ikigai is the Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being"; the center of our lives where that which we love, that which we are good at, that which the world needs, and that which we can be paid (or volunteer!) for align. Essentially, the reason we get out of bed in the morning; a reason to enjoy life.

Camp Kesem is my ikigai.

Kesem is, by definition, a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates free summer camps across the country for children who have been touched by a parent's cancer. Camp Kesem is the only organization meeting the needs of the more than 3 million children in the US who have a parent touched by cancer. But Camp Kesem is so much more than a week at camp.

Camp Kesem is joy. Camp Kesem is resilience. Camp Kesem is hope, love, and laughter. It is memories, friendships, and strength. Camp Kesem is life-changing, and it is magic.

I joined Camp Kesem in 2011 when a group of dedicated, passionate student leaders and I founded the University of Minnesota chapter. Operating our inaugural week of camp to 44 campers in 2012, I was able to witness, first-hand, the remarkable impact of Kesem on both campers and counselors. Since graduating college, I have stayed as involved as possible, serving in a variety of roles with Kesem - from CIT Advisor to Camp Advisor to Senior Camp Advisor. I serve on two local Advisory Boards (Emory and UGA), review and approve camper applications, provide insight and strategy on the Camp Advisor Panel, and engage local alumni as an Atlanta Alumni Co-Ambassador. This summer, I will spend my summer as a Senior Camp Advisor, attending Camp Kesem UCLA, two weeks at Camp Kesem Ohio State University, and Camp Kesem at Brown University.

And on top of all of that, I will be running The San Francisco Marathon as part of #TeamKesem to help raise funds for this incredible organization. Crazy, right? Hardly. The hours of training, hundreds of miles, and countless ice packs on my knees do not hold a flame to the pain these children face, and the strength they maintain during their parents journey with cancer. 26.2 miles on the road seems like the least I can do for these campers, and counselors, who have done so much for me.

My goal is to raise $1,500 as a member of #TeamKesem. These funds can send three campers to a week of camp, completely free of charge. Please consider cheering me on with a tax-deductible donation to support this organization and the more than 6,000 children we will serve in 2016. It is because of donors like YOU, that we are able to change and improve the lives of so many. 

$2,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Zach Morris

    $25

  • Moose

     

  • Austin, Amanda and Gatlin

    $100

  • Wish

    $25

  • Heather Tuck Ravner

     

  • Eric Brostrom

    $25

  • Susanna

    $100

  • Shortstop

    $150

  • Ginny St.Onge

    $25

  • Kelly Rooney

    $25

  • Destiny's Child

    $50

  • Colleen Geary

    $25

  • Catherine and Nick Skefos

     

  • Cali

     

  • Landon and Laura Morris

    $131

  • Lilo

     

  • Lenora & Stephanie Oeters

    $25

  • Jenna Barnett

     

  • Taco Farr

    $10

  • Ali Adcock & Tug McCleery

    $50

  • Ashley McBride

    $25

  • Heather Happy DeLong

    $10

  • Janet, Andy, AJ, Ali & Ava

    $100

  • Mindy, member of Zach fan club

     

  • Sunny Butterfly Smiles

    $25

  • Gracie Rice

    $25

  • Daniel Kuntz

    $50

  • Jess & Brandon Garvin

    $50

  • Oodles!

     

  • Carrie and Tomas Gerhard

    $100

  • Terri Tanner

    $200

  • Jason and Lori Rabon

    $50

  • Max

    $25

  • Bee

    $10

  • Merida

    $100

  • Chris Jones

    $25

  • Chelsea, Mark, Tonx & Theo

     

  • Pickle

    $100

  • Gina

    $25

  • Calvin-Nethercott Family

    $50

  • CKOSU Breakfast Club

    $36

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133% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $6,439 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Zach Morris

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

133% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joel Ontiveros

Amount Raised

$1,300

 

104% Raised of $1,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leticia Ramirez

Amount Raised

$1,060

 

106% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chloe Acebo

Amount Raised

$853

 

107% Raised of $800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Austin Van Bruggen

Amount Raised

$850

Fundraiser Title

Susannah Champlin

Amount Raised

$225

 

45% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julianne Marshall

Amount Raised

$75

Fundraiser Title

CAMP KESEM NATIONAL

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

CKOSU Breakfast Club

CKOSU Breakfast Club

DONATION: $36

We <3 you! 1 year ago

Calvin-Nethercott Family

Calvin-Nethercott Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Gina

Gina

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Pickle

Pickle

DONATION: $100

Good luck!! 1 year ago

Chelsea, Mark, Tonx & Theo

Chelsea, Mark, Tonx & Theo

We love you and we are so proud of you!! 1 year ago

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Merida

Merida

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Bee

Bee

DONATION: $10

You rock! Kesem love! 1 year ago

Max

Max

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jason and Lori Rabon

Jason and Lori Rabon

DONATION: $50

We are so proud of you! Good luck! 1 year ago