Nora Donahue wrote -
March 19th at the BOROUGHS YMCA in Westborough MA, dance-a-thon featuring Zumba, line dancing, family fun dancing, facepainting, guest appearances and food and drink!
No better reason to start shaking it than the magical place that is Camp Sunshine! When a child faces serious illness, the entire family is impacted. Camp Sunshine’s mission is to provide respite and support to each family member - children, siblings, and parents. Since its inception, Camp Sunshine has offered comfort, hope, and support to over 43,500 individuals from 48 states and 23 countries. Camp Sunshine is currently the only full-time facility in the nation whose sole purpose is to provide respite for the whole family. The families who come to Camp Sunshine have children diagnosed with cancer, hematologic conditions, renal disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and who have undergone solid organ transplantation. They attend illness-specific sessions of varying lengths where they have the opportunity to solidify and renew their relationships while meeting others facing similar challenges. Bereavement programming is also provided for families who have lost a child to the illnesses served at Camp. Teams and individuals will be dancing the late afternoon away from 4-8PM to raise money to send a family to Camp!