BENEFITING: CAMP KESEM NATIONAL
ORGANIZER: Camp Kesem
EVENT: Austin Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: Feb 19, 2017
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Each year, Camp Kesem chapters across the country bring children together who have faced similar hardships, and helps them build a sense of belonging with likeminded peers.
I am part of the team of student leaders who are organizing Camp Kesem Texas throughout the year to create a fun-filled week of camp. The campers who attend have the unique opportunity to develop friendships with peers facing similar challenges, build confidence and gain a support network of over 60 caring, well-trained volunteer counselors…a gift that lasts far beyond their week at camp.
Camp Kesem at Austin is honored to be recognized and take part in a tradition that is true to the spirit and character of Austin. As an AGM charity, we hope to raise $20,000 in order to send 40 children affected by a parent’s cancer to camp for free. Through our partnership with High Five Events, we aim to bring the magic of Camp kesem to more families, as well as continue the fight against cancer!
Those of you who know me, know how much I love Camp Kesem. This past summer, I was a counselor for CK for the first time and it was one of the most indescribable, emotional weeks I've have ever experienced. Our chapter is so lucky to be considered one of the Official Charities of the Austin Marathon. Please help me reach my fundraising goal and help give kids kesem!