What started out as a week-long respite at Camp Sunshine after our oldest daughter was diagnosed with cancer at age 2 1/2 has turned into a very big part of my family's life. After that first trip to Camp Sunshine we have returned every year for the past 17 yrs. as volunteers. Having experienced first-hand the impact of a life-threatening illness and the support we received at Camp Sunshine, we have become involved in fundraising so other families can experience this unique retreat.
Camp Sunshine is a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to relax and be around other families going through similar challenges. At Camp Sunshine each session focuses on a different illness. Programs include housing, meals, on-site medical and psychosocial support, as well as many activities for the whole family. One week-long session at Camp Sunshine costs $2000 and is completely free to the families.
This year I will be jumping in memory of my dear friend, Elle, who lost her battle with a brain tumor in October. In her short 11 years she inspired everyone who knew her. I will be wearing Elle's favorite color, PINK. I love and miss you Elle.
No donation is too small. Please join me by jumping with us or cheering us on. Thank you in advance for helping other families have a chance to experience the magic of Camp Sunshine.