BENEFITING: DREAM STREET FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: DREAM STREET FOUNDATION
EVENT: Welcome to Long Beach!
I'm running the Long Beach Half Marathon on October 7, 2012 in order to raise money and awareness for the Dream Street Foundation, which provides camping programs for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses. I volunteered at the camp this year and it was an incredible experience. They have a complete volunteer medical staff, volunteer counselors and the children attend completely free. I hate begging but this is an AMAZING organization and all donations are tax deductible soooo all the more reason to help out!!
any donation size is graciously accepted :)
DREAM STREET FOUNDATION wrote -
Dream Street provides camping programs for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Funded by the Dream Street Foundation, children with cancer, blood disorders and other serious diseases are given the opportunity to enjoy activities they would normally be restricted from due to their illness. For those children, who require medicine daily or several times a day, the usual sleep-away camp is not sufficiently sophisticated to handle their medical needs. At Dream Street, volunteer counselors, as well as a complete medical staff are on hand to spend endless hours with any child, who needs special help and love. Dream Street operates summer camps in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Mississippi and New Jersey. All projects are run by volunteer staff with a long history of experience and expertise in their chosen field of work with sick children. Camping sessions are FREE OF CHARGE to those attending. Dream Street brings the dream of normal childhood activities to reality for these children. It is an environment in which no child sits on the sidelines or has to worry about being different. Dream Street is completely volunteer operated, including counselors, medical staff and administration. Dream Street does not fund salaries, only happy summers for children in need. Dream Street is a public non-profit corporation.